Christmas Card, "Christmas Greetings and Bright New Year," 1929

Summary

Mailing colorful, commercially-designed greeting cards was a 20th-century American tradition. During the holidays, friends and neighbors commonly exchanged cards wishing one another a merry Christmas or happy New Year. Publishers often employed decorative imagery, such as a homey winter scene, to evoke warm seasonal memories.

Mailing colorful, commercially-designed greeting cards was a 20th-century American tradition. During the holidays, friends and neighbors commonly exchanged cards wishing one another a merry Christmas or happy New Year. Publishers often employed decorative imagery, such as a homey winter scene, to evoke warm seasonal memories.

Artifact

Greeting card

Date Made

1929

Subject Date

1929

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Collection Title

Greeting Card Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.9.1.467

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Dorothy Guimaraes.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Dimensions

Height: 4.25 in

Width: 5.5 in

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