NOEL JOYEUX (PKG OF 10 HOLIDAY CARDS)
Now Only $3.99
Back Poem: The Sparkling Bough The kindly Christmas tree, from which I trust every gentle reader has pulled a bonbon or two, is yet all aflame whilst I am writing, and sparkles with the sweet fruits of its season. You young ladies, may have plucked pretty giftlings from it; and out of the cracker sugarplum which you have split with the captain or the sweet young curate may you have read one of those delicious conundrums which the confectioners introduce into the sweetmeats, and which apply to the cunning passion of Love. Those riddles are to be read at your age, when I dare say they are amusing. As for Dolly, Merry, and Bell, who are standing at the tree, they don't care about the love-riddle part, but understand the sweet-almond portion very well. They are four, five, and six years old. Patience, little people! A dozen merry Christmasses more, and you will be reading those wonderful love-conundrums, too!
-William M. Thackeray
All Holiday Cards are 5 x 7", museum quality and feature an array of 19th c. holiday imagery obtained from old scrapbooks and museum collections. Each card possesses a heartwarming poem upon the backside, and includes ornately die-cut envelopes. 10 cards/ 10 envelopes. VTC Exclusive!