Season’s Greetings from the William Houstons

Last year I posted a Christmas card from President and Mrs. Lovett–the same card they sent every year. It was a simple but lovely embossed card:

When William Houston became president, he continued the tradition of sending cards and they too were quite simple. But you can really sense how delighted Houston and his wife were with their brand new home. In 1949 we see the back:

And in 1950, the front: 

We have a Christmas Card Collection in the Woodson, but I found these in the papers of the historian Floyd Lear. (I’m holding the best one back for next year.)

Merry Christmas everyone!

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5 Responses to Season’s Greetings from the William Houstons

  1. Jerry Outlaw says:

    Hey! I might be dead next year. How about letting us see the best card now?

    • Melissa Kean says:

      That made me laugh. Even as I was typing, I wondered if anyone would say that.

      I’ll post it on Monday, but I have to warn you that I haven’t had time to do any research on it so I’m not really sure what it is.

  2. C Kelly says:

    Merry Christmas from my house to yours via email!

  3. Melissa Kean says:

    Thanks, C Kelly. Email works too!

  4. Barney L. McCoy says:

    Outlaw is right. In the past three or four years we’ve lost three of my Hanszen 67 friends: Ken Kennedy, John King (my roommate) and Jim Wilkerson (my best friend). Barney L. McCoy

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