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December 2 - Christmas Cards
Do you still send Christmas cards or has electronic communication taken the place of this tradition? Do you remember sending Christmas cards as a child – making a list, sending out your family’s cards and then checking the mailbox for cards sent to your family? How did your family display the cards?
I found this Christmas card in one of my Grandma Ingrid's Books of Remembrance. Isn't it precious? Unfortunately, I don't know the history of the card. And I can't see the back of it since it's pasted onto one of the pages of the book.
My Grandma Ingrid's parents, Carl and Hilda Gillberg, were born in Sweden and immigrated to the United States in 1909 and 1910 respectively.
If you look closely, you will see the words "God Jul!" written in the middle of the card. That's Swedish for "Merry Christmas!"
At this special time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, I'd like to wish each of you a very " God Jul!"
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