Vintage Christmas Card Countdown No. 6, Santa's on the Line
This unusual postcard shows Santa on a candlestick phone and captures a glimpse of our technology and communication future. Based on the telephone style and Santa's rosy cheeks and jolly glance, I am dating it to the early 1920s as this is the rare "unsent" postcard with no postmarks or messages to mark its exact place in time.
The greeting is a wonderful little verse, that I feel is still true no matter how fast and often technology lets us travel or connect:
From here to there's an awful ways,
Measured by miles and nights and days,
Yet Christmas always brings you near--
The season's best to you my dear.