Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Living in one's hometown means lots of family at the holidays. There'll be four generations of us gathered together. We all live within a couple miles of each other, so although we see each other throughout the year, it's good to get together and mark the milestones, keep the traditions going and express our thanks for what we have.

The Thanksgiving postcard above is by Raphael Tuck. He started printing cards in 1866 in London and soon found favor with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. His three sons joined him in the business in 1871, the year they printed their first Christmas card. They had great success and eventually produced postcards, scrapbooks, die cut cards, greeting cards and puzzles in London, Paris and New York. Raphael Tuck & Sons continued printing into the 20th century. They put the picture postcard on the map, so to speak.

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