Another of our holiday treasures was this Advent calendar, which was mailed to us by my great-aunt, Margarita "Dutch" Ives Patton. She was born in 1901, the daughter of Charles A. Ives & Mary Catherine Myers. Auntie Dutch lived for about a month past year 100th birthday, and was much loved by us all. This calendar has also been carefully stored and displayed since the 1950's. It was a Hallmark product, and cost $1.00, a pretty generous gift at the time. We were thrilled to open a new door each day. Various Biblical passages from the Christmas story were revealed.
Wishing you the best of Christmas memories, old and new.