“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.”
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.