All Is Calm,

…all is bright. Now that the powdered sugar dust has settled, following the very messy, very tiring cookie caper, it is a silent night. Ahhh, peace on earth. Christmas eve upon us, but for now, feet are propped and snow is expected.

The images featured below are from my personal collection of Christmas ephemera. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my favorites from the stash.


1670–80; < Gk ephḗmera, neut. pl. of ephḗmeros, taken as sing.;
ephemera (ɪˈfɛmərə)
n , pl -eras , -erae
1. a mayfly, esp one of the genus Ephemera
2. something transitory or short-lived
3. ( functioning as plural ) a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels
late 14c., originally a medical term, from M.L. ephemera (febris)  “(fever) lasting a day,” from fem. of ephemerus , from Gk. ephemeros  “lasting only one day,” from epi  “on” + hemerai , dat. of hemera  “day,” from PIE *amer-  “day.” Sense extended to short-lived insects and flowers; general sense of “transitory” is first attested 1630s.

I have collected some really nice pieces, such as these Leyendecker covers above. However, this Christmas, baby Jesus post card, out shines them all. I love it!

Throughout the year and now at this holiday season, I’m feeling very blessed with an overflowing cup. My prayer is that you are too.

Now, time for “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Merry Christmas everyone!


6 thoughts on “All Is Calm,

  1. Very Sweet Memories….I haven’t the ability to collect originals…..but I do have as many victorian dover and other reprints of wonderful Christmas postcards, wrapping paper, and simply everything Christmas. But, I agree YOUR BABY JESUS art is the best. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Happy Birthday Baby Jesus.

  2. I hope that you too have a wonderful Christmas, Janet! I always like Christmas Eve the most, it seems so full of hope and possibilities, and coziness,

  3. What an amazing collection Janet! I had to read here awhile to catch up on some of the ways you ‘make merry’ at your house. I haven’t been very good at keeping up this year with my friends here, but know that I feel so blessed to call you friend. Strange to me…how these ‘real’ connections are made here, but ever so grateful!
    Wishing you a Christmas of JOY!
    hugs to you from here…

    1. Hi June, Oh, I think you keep up very well. Thank you for writing me. You’re right, it is strange, the ‘real’ connections that are made and really nice. Thanks June.

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