Christmas traditions anchor today’s celebrations to the past. One such tradition is the Christmas card, enduring
even in today’s digital age. In 100 CHRISTMAS WISHES: Vintage Holiday Cards from The New York
Public Library (St. Martin’s Griffin; On-sale: October 16, 2018), Christmas lovers get to peek inside the New York
Public Library’s vast collection of early Christmas postcards. Rosanne Cash, a patron and friend of the NYPL as
well as a devoted fan of Christmas cards, provides the Foreword. Perfectly sized for stockings, this delightful book
is chock full of Christmas spirit. The book also comes with six perforated postcards so readers can share a vintage
Christmas wish with loved ones.
With their messages of peace, love, and joy, Christmas cards remain one of the best ways to share the sentiments of
the season. As Cash notes in her Foreword, “These Christmas greetings … capture the abiding, universal impulse to
connect with friends and loved ones.” The New York Public Library’s collection features cards from all over the
world and nearly every holiday scene imaginable. From the humorous to the heartfelt, the cards in
100 Christmas Wishes
Vintage Holiday Cards from The New York Public Library
By New York Public Library
Foreword by Rosanne Cash
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, On-Sale: October 16, 2018
Hardcover | 9781250297402| $17.99 |120 pages
Also available as an ebook
100 CHRISTMAS WISHES delight in the many ways Christmas is visually represented. Readers will find children
frolicking, serene wintery landscapes, angels keeping watch, Santa going about his yearly rounds, and all manner of
The postcards in the book are from 1900 and 1923, yet their messages are timeless. 100 CHRISTMAS WISHES is
an ideal gift and a must-have for any Christmas enthusiast.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and
beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten
Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone
from toddlers to scholars, and has seen records numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New
York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more
around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.
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MY REVIEW- Thank you to St. Martins Press for sending this beautiful book to me. I love Christmas, and all the traditions it brings. Christmas is my favorite holiday, with all the magic and beauty it brings. These Post Cards are beautiful, and I loved that the book includes six postcards to send out to my friends and family. Another great thing about this book is that there is an index, and in that index there are dates of when the cards were sent, and to where. If you are a Christmas lover, and like owning a cool piece of book history, this is something you must add to your library.
I rate this little beauty a 5 out of 5 Stars.