Pearl Sends a Brilliant Poinsettia – Elsie, Michigan (1911)

Miss Luella Muffly lived in North Star, an unincorporated community along the Bad River in the central part of lower Michigan (middle of the “mitten”).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Star_Township,_Michigan

In December of 1911, Luella received a Christmas postcard from Pearl West.

Pearl mailed the postcard from Elsie, a village near the center of of Michigan’s lower portion.

Elsie is about 21 miles southeast of North Star.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elsie,_Michigan

The face of the postcard is dominated by the bright drawing of two large, red, poinsettias.

Above the large flowers, a  medallion encloses a lovely scene of a small lakeside village.

The view of the village is partially obscured by two smaller poinsettias.

Beneath the drawing is a printed message, “A Happy Christmas”.

The postcard was printed in the United States.

On the reverse, Pearl writes, “May yours be a very happy Christmas, and a joyful new year.”

Luella preserved the postcard in good condition throughout her life.

One hopes that Peal and Louella enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and that they remained correspondents for many years.

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