Vance, my dad, was a master at fashioning wreaths and swags with evergreen boughs, and the family at the farm enjoyed receiving his handiwork, though often it arrived late, it seems to me. Besides the evergreens, the box would include beautiful holly, candles, and wrapped gifts.
The images of candles and greens made for lovely card illustrations.
Your box came. I gathered them all around and all enjoyed the beautifully wrapped gifts and the verses on them. The holly decorations were so lovely, too. Shirley and Henry immediately began to further embellish the house with them. They took down the big etching over the mantel and hung the large cluster you made there and used the silvered branches over the other two. What a lot of time you must have spent on them and how beautiful they are. We reserved some and the ball sprays for our Sunday dinner decorations. We made a lovely centerpiece of holly and the sprays and candles and dined in state with the best cloth, dishes, etc., all by candle light.