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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 9 - Decorate Your Doorway!

Deck Your Lintels!

‘Downstairs young hands are decking mantles, shelf and doorway with evergreens, and nimble fingers are twisting and twining the berried holly into a crown -a crown for the [New Year],’ Dundee Evening Telegraph, 31st December 1889. 

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'Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim' by Fred Barnard. 1870s photogravure. Frontispiece, Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Wikimedia Commons.

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