With Thanksgiving over, I can finally let myself pay attention to Christmas. I’m one of those people who doesn’t plan ahead, who ignores the holiday displays that hit stores right after Halloween. In fact, I’ve been known to speed past them so I won’t be tempted to look.
This month the Damsels will be posting a lot of Christmas-related material. And since I received my first Christmas card on November 30, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at Christmas cards from the Victorian era.
The images shown here are from a couple of different web sites, and there is the slight possibility that they were fabricated to look vintage instead of actually being from the 19th century. That disclaimer aside, see what you think of these. The majority don’t have dates–maybe a brave reader would like to make a guess as to the approximate year of each one.