Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.

This is a 1955 Coutts Hallmark date book. This calendar was to be kept in the purse with all of the important dates recorded as a reminder for purchasing holiday cards, wrapping paper, and d├ęcor for holiday parties. I love all of the various holidays that are depicted on the cover of the calendar.

My love of holidays and celebrations started when I was a child. I have my father’s 1930’s "Pip and Squeak Annual". In it are wonderful depictions holiday parties. I also have a Dennison party book from 1927 that belonged to my mum (I am Canadian, I like the British spelling.) Elementary school had a major influence with my love affair for all things to do with holidays, holiday parties, holiday cards, and anything on the calendar to do with a celebration of any sort.

As the yearly calendar slips through our fingers yet again I hope to give some insight into each of the holidays as they arrive. I’ll show you some of the holiday cards and other items that I have in my holiday collections as well as share some of the holiday parties from my collection of party books. I'll also show you my new work that is for sale at my website Happy Holidays.

Have a wonderful new year.