The early 20th Century was the golden age of postcards in the United States. The colorful cards were an inexpensive way to send greetings to friends near and far. As you might imagine, Christmas was a popular theme for postcards, and many a wish for a Merry Christmas was sent via postcard between 1905 and 1930.
Christmas postcards came in a seemingly infinite variety. As a compulsive preserver of the past who was born on Christmas, I have not shied away from saving nearly every Christmas postcard that has crossed my path. So,let’s take a look at a few of the ways we said “Merry Christmas” a century ago….
Author: Jason Midyette
I have been working in railroad preservation for over 20 years. I'm always interested in hearing about projects where old railroad equipment is being brought back to life.