‘Loving Thoughts this Christmastide.’

Title in English
A British sentimental postcard

Description
Two vignettes depicting a snowy village scene surrounded by mistletoe sprigs decorate the top of this postcard. At the bottom is a hand-drawn portrait of a British soldier flanked by the flags of Belgium, Britain, France and Russia. The message at the top reads, ‘To Dear Father With Love.’. The poem below, headed ‘Loving Thoughts this Christmastide.’, reads, ‘Loving thoughts and loving greetings / Once more we send this Christmas day, / And we sit at home and wonder / How you fare, so far away. / For badly we miss your footsteps, / How gladly we would welcome you, dear, / But patiently here we await you / And pray that our reunion be near.’. The name of the author of the poem, ‘Helen Barber’, appears below. There is a message on the reverse, written in black ink in a childish hand: ‘Dear Daddie / wishing you a happy xmas / with fondest love from Gladys.’. The printed information on the back includes ‘Regent Series’, ‘No. 2274 Printed in England. / The Regent Publishing Co. Ltd., London, NW.’.

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A British sentimental postcard

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ID
21511
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Number of items
1
Language
English
Keyword
Home Front
Contributor
The Army Children Archive
Licence
http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/