Christmas Card from Ethel

This is the only item of correspondence between Harry and Ethel, his wife, that has survived. Harry would surely have treasured this. How it survived, how it got home? Sorry, I have absolutely no information on that. Click on the images for a larger view. The "silk" card is quite impressive.

15 comments:

Will said...

Beautiful

michelle hays said...

I wish I could see it in person. This blog is so amazing. Kudos!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Is that a picture of sewing on that card or is it real embroidery?

LT said...

Just catching up with your Harry as I am catching up with my own grandfather's blog/story .... great stuff keep up the good work :-)

Snoopy said...

HOW IT SURVIVED, HOW IT GOT HOME.

I am now seriously worried for Harry.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!

Luisa

Anonymous said...

Beautiful greeting with real embroidery.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this blog,history seems to come alive.Beautiful greeting card.

Lakshmi said...

Thanks for starting this blog.History is coming alive.
The greeting card alive.
I am glad the greeting card is the only surviving correspondance with Ethel.Now there is scope for imagination.

Wordsmith said...

Just the handwriting is wonderful. That's typical of my grandmother's handwriting.

Anonymous said...

What an awesome idea for a blog. I mentioned your blog in my blog (http://www.thegfiles.net)because I hope more people honor their ancestors in such a wonderful way like you are doing. Keep up the great work!!!

Reb said...

It's sad that we can't read any letters Harry wrote to Ethel. It would have been so interesting to glimpse inside their marriage and see how he related the news differently to his spouse than siblings.

Marcie said...

I can remember seeing a post card similar to the one Harry sent to his wife. My mother had the post card which was sent by her father when he was over seas during WWI. Reading Harry's story makes me wonder about my grandfather and the hardships he endured during his time. I did not have a chance to meet him, he passed away before I was born, but he did survive the war.

BobB said...

Very nice silk card.
Obviously I recognize the Union Jack on the right, but what's the flag on the left, I wonder, the British Red Cross, maybe?

MHB said...

As one wrote, you are helping to bring history alive. Well done - excellent blog - I'm passing along the link on my blog. Keep up the excellent work. Your family has got to be very, very proud of your work.

M from East TN, USA