Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas to All

The image above is a scan of a card I received from my good friend, Richard, who lives in the United Kingdom. He has been following John's Island for years. The image is beautiful and I couldn't resist sharing it here for everyone to enjoy. It does a good job of capturing the essence of the season. Thank you Richard!

Now, something old ...

Below you will see the same post I published five years ago on December 25. I was looking back to see what I'd posted on Christmas in years past. This post features a favorite holiday card from my vintage postcard collection.

Merry Christmas [1908]

From our collection of old postcards ...

Copyrighted 1908 by Julius Bien & Co. N. Y.
Embossed and with a bit of glitter as well.

Back of the unused card.
One Cent domestic postage!

And something new ...

Two of my favorite things to photo ... hummingbirds and sunset rolled into one. Taken yesterday, Dec 23, when the skies were mostly clear and outdoor temp was about 40F (4.4C).

Regardless of what you celebrate this time of year, best wishes from John's Island. Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Beautiful images. I love vintage post cards!! And the card from your friend is gorgeous! I can't believe you have hummingbirds this time of year. Ours leave late August.
    Have a wonderful, blessed Christmas, John! Diana

  2. Hello John,

    Your friend sent you a lovely card, beautiful images. Your post card is pretty, I love Santa and the reindeer! Your hummingbird images are beautiful, love the color of the sky. Take care! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. I can't recall seeing hummingbirds and sunsets in the same shot before. Well done. Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. I love vintage postcards. The old ways of Christmas are so nice to remember. Your hummingbird photos are always so wonderful to see, and these gorgeous ones are no exception. Wishing you a very merry Christmas. Take care.

  5. The card is beautiful. Have a Very Merry Christmas.

  6. ...the vintage postcard is a delight and the sunset silhouetting the bird feeder is pure magic! Merry Christmas John.

  7. I love the hummingbird pictures . Beautiful cards, both old and new. Merry Christmas . Thank you for the many kind comments you have left on my blog over the years. You have a way of giving encouragement through a few words.

  8. MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR to you JOHN and Family there in SEATTLE.

  9. I am overwhelmed with your lovely post, filled with joy and happiness, and breathtaking sunset/hummer pictures. And I thank you so much for the gift of "Alone," which I have found to be an incredible journey. I still have two more episodes. I wish you all the very best in the coming year, and I am glad to have you and your posts part of my life. Merry Christmas, John!

  10. i have always loved all the images you share here captured by you dear John

    these photos are remarkable once again ,brings in a poetic aspect of the evening strongly :)
    thank you for transforming my day once again !
    best wishes for days ahead and Merry Christmas

  11. Lovely post.
    My good wishes for the days and new year ahead.

    All the best Jan

  12. Happy New Year Mr. John!! 😊✨🙏🏻❤️ From little Asian


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