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Our final installment of this monthly series "A Year in the Home" from the 1890s editions of Godey's Lady's Book, treats us to suggestions for appropriate Christmas gift giving, followed by some terrific ideas for family-only fun.
I don't know about you, but I may just give some of these a try with my family this Christmas season.
This brings us to the end of the series. We hope you have enjoyed this year-long peek into the lives of people who lived in the year 1890. Is there anything you found surprising? Let us know in the comments below.
In the meantime, we here at GCV&M wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a joy-filled 2017!
Thanksgiving comes along with November and Mrs. Prescott is happy to tell us how much the holiday has evolved. It's not just the turkey itself, but how it is presented and the activities one does to celebrate with family and friends. Read on for a look at Thanksgiving, calling cards, stationery and the novel use of an envelope pre-stamped with "no-lick" postage in November of 1890 in the series, "A Year in the Home: November" from Godey's Lady's Book, 1890.
How do you think Thanksgiving celebrations in 1890 compare with today's? Does your family have special holiday activities they do before or after the big feast? Let us know in the comment section below.
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