Special Picture # 230 – Grandpa’s 1963 Christmas Card

Last year, I posted Grandpa’s Christmas cards, at least the ones I have. This year, I’m going to post the Christmas cards Lad and Marian sent. Since I have many more of those, I will be posting them for the entire month of December. I will also post a few of my favorites from Grandpa in correct chronological order. Enjoy.

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Envelope and message

The message enclosed reads: “In this joyous season, along with the jolly Santa Clauses, gaily bedecked Christmas trees, resplendent wreaths of fir and holly, holiday lighting on trees and on stores, the banks add a practical touch with their ‘Christmas Clubs’.

In a grandfather’s eyes there is a more idealistic and personal form of Christmas Club which far transcends the dollars and cents variety.

In my greeting to you this year, tying the two together is my way of proudly displaying the ‘decorations’ that make this season a 20-fold (count em’) blessing to me.

To a valued friend like yourself I am hoping some of the reverent appreciation will carry over to you in a generous share of Christmas good-will that thoughts of you always bring to mind.

Sincerely,

Al Guion

Each “dollar bill” has GUION HOME IMPROVEMENT at the top and BANK and TRUST at the bottom. From left to right in the middle is a picture of THE GUION PLACE, Huguenot Street, New Rochelle;  a picture of a grandchild and the GUION Coat of Arms. On the back, each grandchild’s name and birth date, along with their parent’s names. I’ve arranged them according to the birth date of their Guion parent, so Lad’s children come first, then Dan’s, and so on down to Dave’s, to keep families together and avoid confusion.

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Douglas Alfred Guion - front and backADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Judith Anne Guion, front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Gregory Alan Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Marian Lynn Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card- Danielle Arla Guion- front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card- Cedric Van Laere Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christnas Card - Michele DeClercq Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christnas Card - Wendy Senechal Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Bruce Robert Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Jeffrey Lee Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Arthur Cedric Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Neil Peabody Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Gary Pike Guion- front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Raymond Zabel, Jr.- front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card -Martin Zabel - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Arla Zabel- front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Suzanne Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Marilyn Ruth Guion - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card -David Peabody Guion, Jr. - front and back

ADG - 1963 Christmas Card - Robin Jean Guion - front and back

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2 thoughts on “Special Picture # 230 – Grandpa’s 1963 Christmas Card

  1. Mrs. P says:

    Very creative and great genealogy treasure!

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