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Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Cards & Others That I Love.

Being a Hoarder by nature I have kept a few Christmas Cards and will add to them some of this years.

Here are a few, some of which you are bound to have seen before either on sale or may have received yourselves. 

This Santa Theme has become a national standard with the Charity Shops. This Bicycle version is a first seen for us this year.



Santa in his Morgan has been cropped this year from the larger Snow Scene version of Last Year.





In the version sent to us by Morgan owning fiends Keith & Rita below, it appears that Santa has adopted a pair of Chauffeurs to drive the Morgan this year. We have no idea if the same Morgan appears in each shot, but on this card someone has photoshopped off the top of the windscreen which is not 'Morgan'?


Now! This card sent to me by another Morgan owner stretches the mystery of Santa and his Morgan in that he obviously 'Over Heats' when not clad in his Red Suit in the Snow. 

The Morgan needs an occasional Polish and Mrs Santa, is obviously trying to help by offering her 'Smalls' for additional polishing.
 

The next two cards issued by The Morgan Sports Car Club may appear to be identical but are not as the original artist made two separate compilations in the new colourings.




For those of you, like me in the Northern Hemisphere who wonder what a Summertime Christmas must be like, This Australian Beach scene from my Niece's family in Perth indicated that while everyone is at home around the Barbee with their Tinnies and bottles of 'Fosters', the Koala and Skippy takes over the beach 


We have a family friend from the time we lived in Burgess Hill West Sussex called Bryan Cresswell. Bryan puts us all to shame by having his cards made each year from a new winter scene painting that he does of a location somewhere in his village. 




Even the Grand Children put us to shame as young Jacob has made his first Card here, printed this year at his Nursery School.


Being a Help for Heroes supporter and fund raiser myself, it was lovely to receive this H4H Injured Bear Card from my old School Friend Barrie, who is not only an avid H4H Fund Raiser but a H4H Area Coordinator for the Cheltenham area along with his partner Susie .


Morgan Centenary Roadster 100 Register Member Lyn, also from Cheltenham, who owns Car No. 100, sent me this non Morgan Motoring themed card this year. Its Close Lyn, very close.


Last year before I set off on my '1000 Mile Rally' H4H fund raiser trip (where you may view my results here) our grand children William & Jacob sent me this super sports car card to wish me good luck with the trip..



This card was made for me as a freebee on the back of a Vista Print order. It features three of our Morgan Roadster 100's (ours is on the left) in front of the best National Trust property of Waddesdon Manor.


On Sunday May 25th 2014 we shall be holding our next All Morgans' Day Help for Heroes fund raising event at Waddesdon Manor, where we hope to gather around 220 Morgan Cars there for the visitors to view.

 Our 2014 Event Details and Fund Raiser Donations Page may be found here.




In a previous Blog Page I spoke about the Morgan Driving Jacket being made by Designer & Tailor Timothy Everest.


http://franks4x4-solograndetour.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/designer-tailor-timothy-everest-and.html

In the past Timothy sent me the next two Christmas Cards depicting Santa visiting his lovely old Elder Street, Spitalfields, London, Artelier. Right in the centre of the old Huguenot Silk Weavers area.





My last Morgan Related Christmas card for now is actually a place name card from our first ever visit to the Morgan Sports Car Club's Thames Valley Christmas Dinner. 

Ann & I are the two seated second from the front on each side. It was a lovely evening. 


Have a Very Happy Christmas

If I receive any more related cards I will add them here later.



The MSCC Thames Valley Center Christmas Party at the Harte & Magpies 2009 

2 comments:

  1. Very enjoyable post about Christmas Cards, excellent.

    Chris Gleave (Chuckers)

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  2. Thank you Chris, It is rare to receive a comment as you probably know from your own Blog. So it is nice to get a vote of thanks.
    Best Wishes
    Frank

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