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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Daily Ideas From Your Ancestors For Christmas - 25 - Remember The Departed With A Christmas Rose!


An Echo of Christmases Past

‘The Christmas Rose

We bid thee welcome, sweet Christmas rose,
Come from the land where our loved reposed,
Glittering with rime
In a wintry clime
 You bring hope to our hearts at Christmastime

We bid thee welcome, though saddened hearts
Think on a time in the cherished past
When the heart's best rhyme
Would scarcely keep time
 With the festive joys of Christmastime. 

We bid thee welcome, for in turning o'er
A page in the book of memory store
 A garland so fine, with roses of thine
 Did honour our dead at Christmastime.

We bid thee welcome, dear lonely flower,
Blooming so sweet in your snow-clad bower
From the wind’s low whine
You re-echo the time
That brought peace to our hearts at Christmas times.’
 M.G.N.

 The Alloa Advertiser 01 January 1910


By Nellie Benson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons [1901]
                                        
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Daily Ideas from Your Ancestors For Christmas - 24 - Send Plenty of Greetings!


Indulge in the Custom of Cards !


‘CHRISTMAS CARDS – Judging from the displays in the stationers’ windows, there does not appear to be the slightest falling off in the demand for Christmas cards, and they are there an endless variety. The interchange of friendly greetings through the medium of the prettily-designed cards is a custom that will not readily fall into disuse, at least not so long as it is encouraged by the production of cards of real artistic excellence at a nominal figure.’


Aberdeen Evening Express 13 December 1894 

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