Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Mother and Dad......

My Dad was in France December was WWII......

his family in La Jolla, California.

He was a long way from home that Christmas.

He sent his folks a Christmas card, one that my Nana Patz framed and kept on her dresser forever.

I just love it....the soldier loving the children and the woman washing her clothes in the background.

I keep this special Christmas card out all year....framed and on the bookshelf in the family room.

Be sure to leave a comment on my post about my giveaway to have a chance to win a few vintage Christmas goodies!



  1. Hi Chris!

    Just wanted to stop by and say thank-you for all your wonderfully kind visits--I always appreciate the nice things you say--thanks!

    Love the Christmas card your father sent--so bittersweet during the wonder your grandmother kept always kept it on her dresser...I think I would have, too!

    Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend!


  2. It must of been so hard and emotional being away at war and missing family at Christmas. I have never seen a card like this before. It is a reminder of those serving our country that won't be able to be with their loved ones this Christmas.


  3. A beautiful and special card to have!! Such a family treasure and dear memory!! xo Heather

  4. This is an amazing photo! I'm a military mom and love the 40's! I'll try a search to see if I can find a copy. COOL. Missed your last post of the Whitman Boxes too, I got the cool window box with the dripping white frosting on it from you! Love them all!

  5. What a keepsake. Such a treasure to have all these years.

  6. definitely worthy of staying out all year. a sweet keepsake! I cant imagine being away from home at christmas time, much less being at war.
    hoping over to your giveaway! I need vintage chrismtas things! woohoo!

  7. Chris, What a treasure from your Dad. It's just beautiful. I would keep out year round too.

  8. Completely and utterly enchanting!

    What a treasure.

    Have a holly jolly day.

  9. Very nice keepsake and I would keep it out all year too!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. It's so special! You are smart to keep it out and appreciate it year-round.
    Erica :)

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