In this case it’s the first greetings card for Christmas.
A first in that we are still only in November and also because it is the earliest David has shown me from his collection.
It is dates from December 1916 and although I know he has much older ones this is still a first for me.
Somewhere in the collection I have some Victorian ones and perhaps it’s time for them to see the light of day.
David tells me this one was also a a Valentine's mailing novelty card so a double first.
And that is it.
I shall leave you with this one, and no I don’t feel that I have brought Christmas in too early given our local supermarket has had advent calendars for a month and the first TV advert for the season aired sometime ago.
All I will say is that David continues to amaze me with the extent of his collection of memorabilia from the two world wars along with that of postal history.
Still that’s it for now.
Picture; Christmas card 1916, from the collection of David Harrop