“Grandma hung new and old Christ­mas cards and photos on rib­bons next to her bed. She said they kept her fam­ily close as she read aloud to her­self each night.”

Reminisce - - Our Lives -

MERILEE BENGTSSON • MUKILTEO, WA

IT’S SNOW FUN!

Whim­si­cal, sen­ti­men­tal de­signs with car­toons in the 1950s and 1960s re­flect Christ­mas be­com­ing a more sec­u­lar hol­i­day fo­cused on kids and gift-giv­ing. At top is an early ex­am­ple of a per­son­al­ized card.

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