First World War Christmas Cards

The BBC History Magazine’s History Extra eNewsletter recently carried an article on First World War Christmas cards.The exhibits at a major exhibition at the York Castle Museum called ‘1914: When the World Changed Forever’, which opens on 28 June next year, will feature a number of handmade Christmas cards sent home by British soldiers serving in France and Belgium during the war.

The cards were embroidered by French or Belgian women working either at homes or in refugee camps. They are in a different style to modern cards, often showing items such as swallows, flowers and boats rather than winter scenes, Christmas trees or Father Christmas.

See the BBC History Magazine website for more details, including some pictures.

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One response to “First World War Christmas Cards

  1. You know me and vintage – loved it ! But I must say, some of those old recipes didn’t exactly spark my appetite.

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