Embroidered card, A Peaceful Christmas

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Postcard with embossed card frame displaying a silk organza fabric envelope embroidered with a silk rose and holly and the words: A Peaceful Christmas; the flap opens to reveal a small removeable gift card with the words: Christmas Greetings.
Sent from Brocton Camp, England. Dated October 14, 1917.
Message reads: Dear Mrs Brady, Just a short note to let you know I have not quite forgotten you and that I am in the best of health as I hope you are. I am having a good time here plenty of drill to keep us from getting into mischief. The food here though scarce is superior to what we got in New Zealand. I suppose Jim told you about the Clive boys I saw. We are camped on the top of a hill and the weather is none the best, very cold at nights and rain all day. Well Mrs Brady there is nothing much to write about here so I will close. Wishing you all the compliments of the season from yours sincerely, Jim Hellyer (James Hellyer, New Zealand Rifle Brigade)

Displayed in an album compiled by Henrietta Brady.
Height x Width: 90 x 140mm
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Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2017/20/2/59
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2017/20/2/59
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gifted by Pat Brady
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2017/20/2/59, 94974
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