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Newsletter Subtitle:  YOGS CHRISTMAS CARDS :
Month Day Year:  NOVEMBER 16, 2010


We have a special treat for you today! Included in this crate are some items which will answer your need for a card just for that special person, or persons, on your Christmas list who are genealogists, librarians, society members, county clerks, courthouse workers, paid researchers, or even that cousin of yours who introduces you to her friends as, "My cousin, who is helping me out with the genealogy project we are working on!"   Family members also will appreciate the humor that is evident and the fine quality of these cards.  So, let's start with these three separate and equally enjoyable and attractive cards all done in color with a punch of humor that will bring a smile to the face of every busy, harried, over-worked genealogist you know who is having trouble finding time to do even one speck of research at this amazing time of the year.

 

CHRISTMAS CARD NUMBER 1:  FH400: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.  On the front of a folded sheet of fine quality cream paper, 5 ½ by 8 ¼ inches, folded down one time to half that size, appears a lovely spray of pine cones over which star-shaped snowflakes are drifting down from the sky over the words, "On the first day of Christmas my research gave to me."  The 8½-inch-tall card is folded in half. The width is 5½ inches.  Open up this card to see twelve shields, printed in green, in five rows arranged in a Christmas tree shape which covers most of the 8 ¼" height of the opened card.  In each shield there is a picture drawing to match the words.

 

With our grateful thanks to the original writers of the carol,  "The Twelve Days of Christmas", we have customized that song to fit what would be appealing to all  genealogists, and those who help us out along the way.  These {"gifts"} would most likely appear on his/her wish list for Christmas:  "On the first day of Christmas my research gave to me " is on the front followed inside by the pictured gifts:

ONE) A PATRIARCH IN MY FAMILY TREE;

TWO) 2 ATTIC TRUNKS;

THREE) 3 TOWN CLERKS;

FOUR) 4 FRENCH MEN;

FIVE) 5 PILGRIM LINES;

SIX) 6 WILLS IN PROBATE;

SEVEN) 7 DIARIES BRIMMING;

EIGHT) 8 CLOSET SKELETONS;

NINE) 9 NORDIC SAILORS;

TEN10) NIGHTS ON HORSES;

ELEVEN) 11 BOOKS  OF HERALDRY, AND

TWELVE) 12 KINGS OF ENGLAND.

 

Below the gifts are the words : "May each day of your Christmas be one of joyful family memories." Along with room for your signature.  The back of the card is blank and the 8 ¼ inches is available for any notes you might want to add.  Envelopes are included and are large enough to tuck in a blank folded family group sheet or lineage chart.  Available in packs of ten for $5.

 

CHRISTMAS CARD NUMBER 2:  FH 401:  O TANNENBAUM/O FAMILY TREEOn the front of this Christmas card, which is printed in black and green on a cream background appears the pen-and-ink sketch of a fine Victorian Town House gaily trimmed for Christmas with a big wreath in green on the door and a garland of green draped from the light fixture overhead to decorative columns on either side of the front porch at the top of the steps.  Two matching green wreaths decorate the balls which top the columns at the base of the steps.  The words "Seasons Greetings" appear below this welcoming scene.

Inside on facing pages is the "poem," A GENEALOGIST'S CHRISTMAS EVE with a snow-covered house and tree to the right. Inspired by Clement Moore's wonderful and beloved, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, this poem is designed just for genealogists.

 

The greeting follows:

 

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.

 

The dining room table with clutter was spread

With pedigree charts and with letters which said ,

 

"Too bad about the data about which you wrote

Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

 

Stacks of old copies of wills and the such

Were proof that my work had become much too much.

 

Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

 

And I at my table was ready to drop

From work on my album with photos to crop.

 

Christmas was here, and of such was my lot

That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

 

Had I not been so busy with grandparents' wills,

\I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills.

 

While others had bought gifts that would bring Christmas cheer, I'd spent time researching those birthdates and years.

 

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,

A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.

 

Away to the window I flew in a flash,

Tore open the drapes and I yanked up the sash.

 

When what to my wandering eyes should appear,

But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.

 

Up to the housetop the reindeer they flew,

With a sleigh full of toys, and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

 

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.

 

The TV antenna was no match for their horns,

And look at our roof with hoof-prints adorned.

 

As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,

Down the cold chimney fell Santa - KER-RASH!

 

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,

And tracked soot on the carpet. (I could wring his short neck!)

 

Spotting my face, good old Santa could see

I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

 

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work

And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).

 

Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy,

When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

 

He spied my research on the table all spread

"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)

 

Tonight I've met many like you, Santa grinned.

As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

 

I gazed with amazement - the cover it read

"Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead."

 

"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug,:

He said as he gave me  GREAT Santa hug.

 

While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,

I do some research in the North Pole Library!"

 

"A special treat I am thus able to bring,

To genealogy folks who can't find a thing."

 

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,

I'll clean up the house from the genealogy mess."

 

As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,

I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

 

While setting in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,

To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.

 

And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,

"Family History is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"

 

Except for information at the bottom identifying the originator, the back is clear, providing plenty of room for greeters to pen a message.  The card is 8 3/8 inches tall and 11" inches wide when opened.  5 CARDS AND FIVE ENVELOPES FOR $5.

 

CHRISTMAS CARD NUMBER 3:   O TANNENBAUM, O TANNENBAUM!   

O CHRISTMAS TREE, O CHRISTMAS TREE!

 

On the left inside page is:

 

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

How sturdy are your branches.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

How sturdy are your branches.

Through many years in ages past

You have shown the strength to last.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

How sturdy are your branches.

 

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

There is so much for you to tell.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

There is so much for you to tell.

Reveal to me your mystery

As I research my ancestry.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

There is so much for you to tell.

 

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

Show to me my heritage.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

Show to me my heritage.

I learn from you so I can see

A part of you lives on in me.

O Family Tree, O Family Tree,

Show to me my heritage.

 

In the middle of the right inside page is:

 

MAY THE JOYS OF FAMILY BE A

SPECIAL BLESSING TO YOU

THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON

 

There is room above and below for a message. The back is blank except for shop information at the bottom. The card is 8½ inches tall and 11" wide when opened.  5 cards with envelopes for $5.

 

Order now for prompt service.  Get started bringing a jolt of humor to friends and family during this blessed season.  Pat from YOGS



 

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