Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1964

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

 

APG - 1964 Christmas Card

Left to right: Greg, Lynn, Judy and Doug

Signed by Marian – “The Lad Guions”. I don’t seem to have any other pictures of this session. 

Doug and I graduated from high school the previous June. Doug went into the Army and I was away at college, so this was the last family picture Christmas Card that Lad and Marian sent to their friends and family. During Christmas in 1965, Doug was in the Army. In the summer of 1966 Lad and Marian moved to California with Lynn. Greg helped them move out there and then returned to Connecticut to enter the Army also. I remained in Connecticut to finish college. We had all begun our separate lives.

Tomorrow, one last Christmas Card. This is the final Christmas card that was sent out by the family after Grandpa passed away in September of 1964. He had been working on the design for several months and the family decided to finish it and send it out with Grandpa’s final words to family and friends.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1963

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

 

APG - 1963 Christmas Card picture

Back row:, Doug, Judy and Greg. Lynn is in front.

This is not the picture that was chosen for this year’s edition of our Christmas Greeting. The boys changed places in the one that was chosen. Check out those flat tops !!

APG - 1963 Christmas Card

Back row: Greg, Judy, Doug, Lynn is in front.

Signed by Marian – “The Lad Guions”

Tomorrow I will post the final Picture Christmas Card sent out by Lad and Marian from Trumbull.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1962

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

 

APG - 1962 Christmas Card

Left to Right: Greg, Doug, Marian, Lynn Lad and Judy (me)

I remember my dress was Royal Blue. I only have the actual Christmas card, no other pictures. My guess is that this photo shoot took a little longer with Lad having to set the timer, get into the picture and having us all looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.

The message reads, “From our house to your house, The Lad Guions”.This card was sent to Harold and Peggy Neville and returned to me by one of their sons.

Tomorrow, more holiday greetings form Lad and Marian Guion.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1961

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

 

APG - 1961 Christmas Card picture

Left to Right: Greg, Judy, Lynn and Doug

From this point on, the old sheets were only used as a blank backdrop and we posed in our holiday best in front of the fireplace.

APG - 1961 Christmas Card

As we got older, I don’t remember these as being so long and tiresome. We probably could settle down rather quickly and get it done.

Tomorrow, another family photo from Lad and Marian at Christmas.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1960

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

 

APG - 1960 B & W photo not chosen

This is a black and white photo not chosen for the Christmas card. 

Back row: Doug and Greg; Front row: Judy and Lynn

APG - 1960 Christmas card photo - Color

This is the photo that was chosen for this year’s Christmas card.

APG - 1960 Christmas card - Individual shot of Judy

Lad also took individual shots of each of us. This is one of mine. I still remember that blouse. The design was rows of gold hearts with gold buttons. I wore it during the holidays for a few years.

APG - 1960 Christmas Card

This is the actual Christmas Card that was sent out in 1960.

Tomorrow, the 1961 design of Lad and Marian’s Christmas Card.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1949

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

This picture was taken in October 22, 1949, on the Island. It was our first trip to this very special place. I believe that we went up in August and stayed until it got too cold. Grandpa stayed with us and my Dad, Lad, got a job in the area. Every late afternoon, Grandpa would row Doug, Greg and me over to the mainland and we would walk down the dirt road until we saw Dad’s car coming toward us. He would pick us up and we would all return to the Island.

The picture is framed by a piece of light cream colored paper. I think it may have been included in a Christmas Card.

APG - Christmas Card - 1949 - on the Island

Left to Right: Judy, Greg, Doug and Lynn.

Tomorrow, a Christmas Card from 1950.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1947

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

The family is growing, joined by Greg in August, 1947.

APG - 1947 Christmas Photo (better)

Marian has Greg in her lap, Lad has Judy gripped between his legs and is holding on to Doug.

APG - 1947 Christmas Photo

 Marian had Doug in her lap, Lad is holding Greg and Judy is standing on her own. Notice Lad’s hand holding on to her. (I guess I didn’t like to stay in one spot for any length of time). I don’t believe either of these were a Christmas card photo but it is a photo of the family in front of the (very sparse) Christmas Tree in 1947.  

Tomorrow, Lad and Marian’s Christmas Card from 1948.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1946

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

APG - 1946 Christmas card picture

Doug and Judy (me) born in June, 1946.

I don’t have a card to go along with this picture but I’ve received this picture from two family friends. This makes me believe that this picture was glued inside a regular Christmas card or letter.

Tomorrow, another Christmas Card, one from 1946.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1945

When Valerie, one of my followers, commented on how much she liked the old Christmas cards in a recent post, it led me on a trip down Memory Lane. I was reminded of the photo Christmas cards that were so popular during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. I will be posting the Christmas Cards Marian and Lad sent out each year as their children grew up. Some of you will recognize this type of card, they may be unfamiliar to others. Enjoy them each day for the rest of the month.

APG - 1945 Christmas card picture # 1

APG - 1945 Christmas card picture # 2

APG - 1945 Christmas card picture choice

Lad and Marian Guion, 1943

This is the picture they chose. My Mother made each card by hand, framing the picture on the front with a hand-written note to each recipient inside.

APG - 1945 Christmas card to Ced

This card was mailed to Ced in Alaska

APG - 1945 Christmas card to Ced - inside

The message – “Hi Ced — The best of holiday greetings to you from two very happy civilians.”

The message inside their card to Grandpa – “We can’t let the rest of the family get too far ahead of us. The doctor tells us that we can expect our baby in July.”

Tomorrow, the card from 1946.

Judy Guion