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 – 1959

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 - 1959 Christmas card photo not chosen

This picture wasn’t chosen, probably because we were all looking at something to our left. I find it interesting that the one chosen was just as off-center as this one… and the printer didn’t correct it !!

APG - 1959 Christmas card

 

On the back of this one was a note to Harold and Peg  Neville stating: “Here’s your official invitation – Do hope we’ll see you here on New Year’s Eve.  M.”

Tomorrow, 1960’s version of Lad and Marian’s Christmas greeting.

Wishing you and your family a glorious holiday.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1958

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 - 1958 Christmas Card

I only found this one card. Mom was into her creative style again and created these candles from an old sheet. Over the years, she must have gone through quite a few old sheets! I was the tallest but I don’t think I was that much taller than Doug and Greg.

Usually, these types of cards had a nice family picture or pictures of the children taken at some point during that year. My Mom seemed to go all out in creating her unique vision for our cards.

Tomorrow, another Christmas Card from Lad and Marian.

Judy Guion

 

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1957

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 - 1957 Christmas card picture

This is not the actual picture they chose for the card that year. I was not smiling. This is why it was such a major project. Trying to get all of us smiling, looking at the camera and having us centered took quite a bit of time. Again, we were in front of the fireplace and I am sure my Dad made the frame for all the greens Mom added.

 

APG - 1957 Christmas card photo-individual shot of Judy

Dad took individual pictures of each of us every year, but this is the only one I have from 1957.

APG - 1957 Christmas Card

The actual 1957 Christmas Card from Lad and Marian. Notice that I am smiling in this one.

Tomorrow, the Christmas Card from 1958.

Judy Guion

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1956

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 - 1956 Christmas card picture

My Mom, Marian, wrote the year at the top and our names and ages at the bottom of this picture.

From left to right: Lynn, 8; Doug, 10; Judy, 10: Greg, 9

APG - 1956 Christmas card calendar

It appears to me like my Mom made a calendar for 1957 by attaching a small calendar to this Christmas card and gluing it to a piece of red construction paper. I don’t know why there were two designs, but perhaps she made the calendar cards for family.

APG - 1956 Christmas card

This was the actual Christmas card Lad and Marian sent out in 1956.

Tomorrow another Christmas Card from Lad and Marian Guion.

Judy Guion

 

Lad and Marian Guion’s Christmas Cards Throughout the Years – 1955

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 front of the fireplace in the center portion of the Trumbull House. My guess is that either we were getting too old for the costumes or Marian just ran out of time. She was running and teaching at the Kindergarten held at our Church. This must have been easier. 

APG - 1955 Christmas card

I don’t know how there came to be two different designs for Lad and Marian’s Christmas cards this year, but there are.

APG - 1955 Christmas card - with message

Since this one has their name on it, I would guess that this design went out to more people.

APG - 1955 Christmas card with message to Margaret (Irwin) Mitchell

This message was on the back of the second Christmas card. It was sent to Marian’s sister, Margaret (Peggy) and was returned to me after Aunt Peggy passed away by her oldest daughter. It reads:

Wish we were

saying this in

person – It would be

so much fun to have

everyone together – we’d

have to hire a huge

hall but it would be

worth it – Hope Dede

is feeling better –

All my love

Sis

Tomorrow,  I will post the Christmas Card from 1956.

Judy Guion