Old charm and Easter wishes

MTarrant, 2I’ve said before here that I love old graphics and amongst other things have quite a good collection of old postcards.  I think it was such a charming practise, to send one another postcards, not just to wish seasonal greetings but even just to say hello, enquire after someone’s well-being or express how much you enjoyed your recent get together.  For me part of the joy of collecting postcards is in reading those lovely messages on the back.  It’s such a shame we no longer take the time to do this – emails and texts just don’t do it for me and certainly won’t stand the test of time.

Interestingly, many of the great illustrators were women, at a time when most of us imagine that women were very centred around the house, bringing up baby.  The graphics here are by well-known illustrator Margaret Tarrant.  Her work is much more detailed than the cards I usually collect but I love it all the same, probably because it reminds me of book illustrations from when I was a child. (There again, Sponge Bob Square Pants can’t hold a candle to these beautiful old illustrations, which were pieces of fine artwork in themselves).

I’ve picked the one below because it has an Easter feel to it and I’m wishing friends and contacts here on the web a very safe, happy and peaceful Easter weekend.  Whatever your faith, may your God go with you.

M.Tarrant, 1

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3 responses to “Old charm and Easter wishes

  1. I agree. I was reading that the study of handwriting may no longer be relevant since no one writes anything out anymore. A lot can be inferred from someone’s writing, as opposed to their typing! There is nothing like getting a nice written note. *sigh*
    carma

  2. I agree we aren’t much on post cards now days. I think the postal folks are as much to blame with constantly raising the costs.

    The art of old was great. But just think Jayne how many trees we now save. 😉

    Blessed Easter my friend.

  3. angelcel

    Carma – you’re absolutely right handwriting almost says as much as the words that are written and yet with modern technology there is little reason to even learn how to write. Oh no… How depressing!

    However…
    Bonnie – That’s a bit of cheerful lateral thinking: More trees! 😀

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