A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Antique Christmas Postcard For Dec.6th, St Nicolas Day, Peppermint Bark

Goodness! Almost missed St. Nicolas' Day. Dec. 6th is the day in the church calendar when St. Nickolas, patron saint of the poor is honored. There are probably many blogs that will have touched on it. Many folks do their Christmas decorating today and consider it the start of the Christmas season, but I just remembered! Duh...senior moment. I must be over 35!

Here is the antique Christmas postcard for Dec. 6th...not a Santa card because I don't have any.

This postcard has one of my beloved vignettes, of a snow scene with a holly border and a poem by Sir Walter Scott:

Heap on more wood
The wind is chill,
But let it whistle
as it will
We'll keep our Christmas
Merry still.

The embossed divided back card has a postmark for Dec. 23, 1912 and was mailed from what looks like Redding to East Kingston, New Hampshire.

More antique Christmas postcards can be seen at Antiques And Teacups.

I found this really simple peppermint candy recipe at SimplyRecipes.com and wanted to share it. I plan to make it this week for giving:

Peppermint Bark Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 12 oz. of high-quality white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips
  • 5 regular sized candy canes, crushed up
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract


1 Break up peppermint candy into little pieces. Melt the chocolate according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once melted, add the peppermint extract and stir.
2 Pour the melted chocolate out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and spread out with a spatula or wooden spoon. Sprinkle the peppermint candy chunks on to the chocolate and gently press them in with yours hands.
3 Place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until hardened. Break into pieces and serve or store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Now how simple is that!  Have a great day, enjoy the season and find a way to share some joy.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice old Christmas post cards, Ruth! I have many (over 100)turn of the century to early twenties post cards that my grandmother received from my grandfather before they were married, she kept in a shoebox for years. They are long passed away, but I cherish the cards and love reading them now and then. I'm gonna check out your other cards page when I get the chance! God Bless -
    Ann @ http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/


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