Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Cards to the Howe Family, circa 1900 - 1935 (Part 2)

Today we take a look at more Christmas cards delivered to the home of Will and Sarah Howe Salyers in Carrollton, Kentucky.

First, two cards with a Santa theme. My best guess is that they arrived in the mailbox between 1925 and 1935.

Next, three charming cards featuring dogs. The Howe-Salyers family had several dogs during the years their children were growing up.
 This dog-themed card is so unusual that I'm included both the cover and the inside. The sender, "Snapp," was a friend of the family's first-born, Bob.

 Another popular theme for Christmas cards: snow!

Businesses sent or gave Christmas cards in the 1930s, just as they do today. Eldest son Bob got this card at a holiday party hosted by his employer, Moore Brothers Company, distributor of stoves and furnaces. Bob noted on the card that Mrs. Moore gave him (and probably every male employee) a necktie. Bob's dad, also a Moore employee, no doubt got one, too.

In the third and final part of this series, I'll post the last of the 1930s-era holiday cards, including some Happy New Year greetings.

Best wishes for a wonderful week leading up to Christmas Day.

No comments: