Christmas Card - Chas, Ella & Ted, to Mother, Peg & all at Tollerton, Season's Greetings, circa 1950s Document Reg. No: SH 922337

Christmas Card made by Sands Cards circa 1950s. It features a house in the snow surrounded by a Christmas wreath. It one of a series of cards collected by Mrs. Peg Harris who lived at Tollerton, Templeton Street, Avoca. The card is from Chas, Ella & Ted, to Mother, Peg & all at Tollerton.

Margaret 'Peg' Preston Harris (nee Brereton) grew up at 'Tollerton' with her mother Sara Brereton (nee Preston) and father William Brereton, along with her sister Nellie (who died young) and five step brothers and sisters, Grace, William, Gordon, Charles, Lillian and Florence (from William's first marriage). Margaret remained in the house when she married William Harris. The couple had two sons Terence and John. The cards feature many of Margaret's immediate and extended family.
Piece of white paper folded twice to give four sides. On the the front is an illustration of a wreath of red and green holly with blue, red and yellow bells and a blue bow. The area inside the wreath has been cut away in an overlapping fashion from the two pages which form the front, to reveal the illustration of a snow scene on the inside right of the card. The lower edge of the front has been cut away to leave a scalloped pattern. A red strip echoes this pattern on the lower edge of the inside right of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Lester & Helen Harris, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 16.00 cm (Height), 12.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, rituals, correspondence, cards, christmas, christmas cards
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: CELEBRATIONS & TRADITIONS
Secondary Classification: Christmas
Tertiary Classification: cards
Inscriptions: Printed, front: Season's Greetings.
Inscribed: To Mother, Peg & all at/Tollerton, with love & best/wishes for Xmas from/Chas, Ella/&/Ted.
Printed, inside: To wish you Christmas happiness/And all the Season's cheer./With everything that's best in life/Throughout the coming year.
Printed, back: 602-6.
Addressed To: Mrs Peg Harris, Avoca, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

Card addressed to Mother, Peg & all at Tollerton
Sender: circa 1950s

From Chas, Ella & Ted
Manufacturer: Sands Cards, Australia, circa 1950s

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