Wednesday, 5 December 2012

1940's Christmas cards

Well, this is the scene that greeted us this morning from our toasty warm home.

It was quite a surprise, I can tell you.  Granted, it was only a small smattering, but it was enough of a covering to turn the girls into bounding bundles of excitement! 

This first dusting of the winter coincides very nicely with the post that I had written up for today :o)

A number of years ago, Mr Y presented me with some vintage Christmas cards.  They were produced by a company called Novo Laugh and date to the late 1940's or the early 1950's.  They are all in perfect condition, unwritten on and with their original envelopes.  Where they had been all these years, I don't know!  They came from America and I remember the slightly concerned look on Mr Y's face when he handed me the parcel.

When he bought them on eBay, he'd only seen the front view with the colourful illustrations.  They are bright and quirky and he thought I'd like them.  However, once they arrived and he'd opened them, they were not entirely what he'd expected.

You see, they are what, in their day, would probably have been called saucy!  Compared to some of the positively offensive cards you can buy now (yes, I know I sound like an old prude) these little lovelies are tame, to say the least. 

At the time of their printing, I imagine they may have raised a few eyebrows but not today.  A few have mild innuendo but nothing offensive, shows how times have changed, I suppose.

Enjoy! :o)


  1. How funny - never realised such things existed! Wonder whop sent them (have they been written on?)my favourite is the little boy with the potty.

    1. I forgot to put that they are in perfect condition - have just updated the post :o)