Christmas Card from Jack to Will, early 1900s. This card is part of a collection of objects relating to the James Smith and Daisy Keegan families.

Physical Description

Cream card with gold print and decoration. The card has four pages, bound loosely with a piece of pink cotton string tied in a bow. The front has text and illustration and the inside has printed text and a handwritten message.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Home & Community

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Judy Wheeler, 14/06/2012

  • Date Written


  • Inscriptions

    Front, printed, gold ink:' BEST WISHES (within an illustration of a garland of pink flowers tied with a pink bow at the top) / REMEMBRANCES' (all of the text is framed by illustration of a frame with decorative tassles printed in gold ink). Inside left, printed, blue ink: 'With / all the Best Wishes / of the Season / for Christmas / and the New Year' Inside left, handwritten, black ink: 'From Jack / To / Will (underlined)'. Inside right, printed, blue ink: 'A GUID NEW YEAR / (flower decoration) / "A guid New Year to ane an' a' / An mony may ye see, / An' during a' the years to come, / O happy may ye be." extended text of poem by JR Russell, The Hameland Series. Back, middle, printed, gold ink: 'MADE IN BRITAIN (within ribbon scroll).

  • Classification

    Celebrations & traditions, Weddings, Invitations

  • Category

    History & Technology

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  • Keywords

    Christmas Cards, New Year Celebrations, Celebrations, Greeting Cards