My Dear Edith

by Richard Overy

My Dear Edith

Postcard bought at an antiques fair near Stafford.

The message reads:

My Dear Edith, Robert & I (& Paddy & Pam) send you our very best wishes for Xmas & the New Year.

I’m unsure whether the printed message on the front of the card reads Hearty Greetings or something else.

Interesting that the term Xmas is used in the message, I thought this was a modern word but it seems it’s origins are much earlier and taken from the Greek letter Chi.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you to everyone who has viewed or commented on my blog during 2012.

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