Merry Christmas

I would just like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Here are some Christmas postcards from my collection, enjoy!

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Christmas 2003: #tbt

During the Christmas holiday in 2003 we traveled west to spend time with Julie’s family in Ohio and Michigan. Our boys at the time were young with Michael being 4 1/2 and Max at 18 months. I have such wonderful memories of the holidays spent with family and this was no exception. I cannot believe that these images were taken 12 years ago, how time does fly.

Merry Christmas to you!

Michael Christmas Eve 2003 Ohio.
Michael Christmas Eve 2003 in Ohio.
Julie & Michael Christmas Eve 2003.
Julie & Michael Christmas Eve 2003.
Michael & uncle Dave Christmas 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & uncle Dave Christmas 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Ohio.
Michael & Max Christmas morning 2003 in Ohio.
Max Christmas Day 2003 in Ohio.
Max Christmas morning 2003 in Ohio.
Max, aunt Christine & Uncle Rick Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Max, aunt Christine & Uncle Rick Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie's sister Beth and husband Dave Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie’s sister Beth and husband Dave Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie, Max & Grandpa Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie, Max & Grandpa Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
L-R: Julie's sister Christine, Mom, Julie and sister Beth Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
L-R: Julie’s sister Christine, Mom, Julie and sister Beth Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie's sister Beth and nice Liz Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Julie’s sister Beth and niece Liz Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Dad & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
Dad & Max Christmas Day 2003 in Michigan.
One many Christmas trees that adorned Julie's sister Christine & husband Rick's home during Christmas 2003 in Michigan.
One many Christmas trees that adorned Julie’s sister Christine & husband Rick’s home during Christmas 2003 in Michigan.

Postcard of the Week:

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

I purchased this postcard many years ago while visiting Bronner’s “Christmas Wonderland” in Frankenmuth, Michigan, it has to be my favorite of all time.

As a matter of fact I bought about 30 or 40 of these postcards and have sent them out over the years to family and friends. Sadly Bronner’s does not have this postcard anymore. This scan is from my personal collection.

Photo of the Week:

Brock Kerchner Christmas Day 1985. Kodachrome 64.
Brock Kerchner Christmas Day 1984. Kodachrome 64.

This weeks “Photo of the Week” comes from Brock Kerchner of Mechanicsburg, PA.

Brock writes:

“I was 5 years old and it was Christmas time in Kutztown, PA. We always got up early and opened our gifts from my family but then we would break, shower and clean up as we waited for our extended family to arrive and continued opening gifts. That is why you see gifts unopened. My first Lionel train was “The Cargo King” seen behind me that I still have today running around my tree. You can also see a Mr. T figurine on the caboose flat and a Hot Wheels toy in the foreground left. My grandfather who was a master carpenter and craftsman built this house himself on a corner lot of what was their farm. He sold the farm except for this corner land to build his house on.

This was his holiday, he had an incredible workshop and after September we were never aloud to go downstairs to it. He would start building AMAZING things for his children and grandchildren out of wood, intricate difficult things. Our houses are filled with them. Christmas afternoon he would unveil them to us, he was my Santa. My grandmother would help sand and stain them as well. He did this work until until he passed 6 years ago in his 80’s.”