This Christmas artwork was created by my great, great aunt, Elizabeth Stroble. Elizabeth taught art at a high school in Minneapolis, Minnesota.? Each year she created an amazing linoleum block print poster and sent a copy to her nieces and nephews as her Christmas card. This 17 by 21.5″ poster was sent to my grandmother (who is now 95 years old), circa 1940. I now have four of these these treasured Christmas prints and they are displayed in my home every Christmas.
It’s wonderful that this gift made with love has transcended the generations of the Stroble, Bender, Jordan, and Bennett families. I don’t know if the other recipients of these Christmas greetings saved the prints and worked them into the fabric of their holiday traditions. For me, it warms my heart to have these prints and to know that I have this connection to my ancestors.
It’s a rare gift that lives on to bring joy year after year.
Wishing you and your family the gift of peace, health and happiness this Christmas.
This entry was posted in Family
and tagged art
. Bookmark the permalink
On this Summer Solstice, I went in search of Lupins. The tall spired flowers are my favorite thing about June. Seas of purply blossoms fill the landscape, brightening fields, providing … Continue reading
Hummingbird Feeder Cleaning
I hate cleaning my hummingbird feeders, but I do it every weekend. I’ve read it should be done more often, but my time during the week is so limited that … Continue reading
For more than seven years I’ve passed this blueberry field on the way to work. A solitary tree rising above the blueberry barren like a sentinel, creating focus, depth, and … Continue reading
Showing Off Pigeon Hill
My folks made the trip from Pennsylvania for Hannah’s high school graduation. Their visit was short and we didn’t have a lot of free time, but I did my best … Continue reading
I’m not a foodie and you’ll find more “oops” stories here at Downeast Thunder Farm than you will recipes. In planning for Hannah’s graduation celebration, I found these little graduation … Continue reading
It’s been a wildly crazy couple of weeks. Watching Hannah wrap up her high school career has been bitter-sweet. Happy for her accomplishments, and sad that this chapter of her … Continue reading