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December 17, 2012

Documents: Holiday Greetings

by Carolyn Wakeman

Feature Photo (above): Greetings! The Hoffmans. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.

Personalized Christmas cards showcase the creative talent of Old Lyme’s artists, many of whom painted, drew, or printed original designs each year to convey messages of holiday cheer. Harry L. Hoffman and his family received these remarkable holiday greeting cards, each a hand-crafted work of art, from friends and colleagues. His own holiday card offers a tropical image to brighten the winter season.

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The Ebert Family send Christmas Greetings from Old Lyme
M.R.E. [Mary Roberts Ebert], 1933. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.

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Greetings from Wm. S. Robinson. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.

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Merry Christmas from Page and Caro Ely. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.

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Best Wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, The Climes. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.

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Christmas Greetings, William and Pauline Chadwick, 1940. Jack Hoffman Papers, LHSA.