Notes on German Culture, Second Reich...1871 to 1918, WWI...First World War

When circumstances were difficult, as in 1917, then even a tiny tree would make Christmas special

Herzlichen Weihnachstgruss (heartfelt Christmas greeting) ...an older German style wording for Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas). This image is from a vintage 1917 WWI German Christmas card, depicting a lady joyfully reading a Weihnachstgruss from her soldier away at war. It also reflects the tradition that a Christmas tree always had to be there and when… Continue reading When circumstances were difficult, as in 1917, then even a tiny tree would make Christmas special

Notes on German Culture

Soon we’ll be out looking for a Christmas tree

Soon we'll be out looking for a Christmas tree, most likely at some corner lot or big box store. This vintage scene reminds us of how it used to be done in the early 1800's ...artwork by Franz Krüger, entitled "Vorweihnacht" (Before Christmas). EXPLORE BRAND NEW PRODUCTS WITH IMAGES FROM MY BLOG https://edsimoneit.redbubble.com/