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I was sooo excited two weeks ago.  I had found the 6th (and final) antique cupid postcard in a series published by PFB!  Granted, three of the six weren’t brilliant (gold trim).  I was still very happy to know what the image was on the last postcard to find.  It was of a cupid with fairy wings standing on the shoulders of another cupid with bird like angel wings trying to reach a clover on a small rock cliff.  So darling!  I have posted images of all six antique postcards for my blog’s readers.  Enjoy these treasured members of my personal postcard collection!

PFB Cupid Postcards CPFB Cupid Postcards B

PFB Cupid Postcards A

If anyone knows who the artist is for this series, I would be interested to know.

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Ah Santa Claus, I have 8 reasons to pick a bone with you.  They are:  Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf.  OK, 9.  All of your reindeer are feeling a bit neglected.  Why you ask?  I’ll tell you five reasons why.

5 Reasons Santa Claus’ Reindeer Feel Neglected

  1. Postcard_Santa_Claus_Dogsleds

    Dog Sledding Santa Claus Postcard, Pink of Perfection series no. 4892 (I have 2 in this series.)

  2. series 555 (I have all 6!)

  3. Published by Meissner and Buch no. 15925 (One of my favorite)

  4. 1914 Tuck, series 549 (I just acquired my 9th in this series.)

  5. 1906 Tuck Oilette no. 8412 (notice the Golliwog)

Santa Claus, do dogs have a nose that can shine thru blizzards?  No.  Can polar bears fly?  No.  They’re too heavy.  Did you stop to think that the reindeer might like a ride on a train too?  After all, even Zorro’s horse got to ride on one (The Legend of Zorro with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones).  Hot Air Balloons?  Bad idea Santa.  It will take a month of Christmas Eves to deliver all those toys in one of them.  Reindeer are faster.  As for the sled, what are you going to do once you get to the bottom of the hill?  Take my advice – stick with the reindeer.

(All of the above old vintage postcards are from my personal collection.  I hope you enjoyed their images.  You can find other great Santa Claus postcards in my store, Remember When Vintage Postcards.)

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1909 Antique Postcard of Cupid Mailing a Heart
1909 Antique Postcard of Cupid Mailing a Heart

It’s always fun to learn an unimportant bit of trivia, remember it, and then drag it out at opportune times.

This week’s bit of trivia: 

Cupid’s power was supposedly greater than his mother’s (Venus), and included dominion over the dead in Hades.

It’s hard to believe such an angelic looking creature, associated with love, had such a power over something so dark and feared.

 

Note: Marie over at The French Factrice blog is hosting Postcard Friendship Fridays. Have some postcards you want to share? Hop over to Marie’s and check out all the folks sharing this week.

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