Monday, December 6, 2010

Olde Tyme Christmas

"In a special Yuletide of 1864, Harpers Ferry soldiers attempted to create their own version of Christmas at the front while recalling happier ones at home.

In our trip here in 2010, I learned that Santa Claus, as we know him, came about because of the American Civil War. I am certain that this Santa was one of the best I've ever seen."

The 'Soldiers Free Writing-Table' sign says: "Papers and envelopes free. Come in and send word home; they want to hear from you. Sit down and send a few words home. If you have no postage stamps, leave your letter in the box; we will stamp and mail it."

Digital Element (Basic Grey Texture "Dasher")


Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Cindy,this is great!!!

Mary said...

Wow..what a great twist on the everday Christmas layouts.. I love it!! TFS

Debbie said...

Just love the "old time" feeling of your layout!

Denise said...

Love this layout. How awesome of them to mail out the letters to the soldiers.

mammasol said...

this is so gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!