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General News · 1st December 2009
Cortes Island Museum/Archives
Christmas is a time when friends and relatives try to keep in touch or reconnect. This year the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society will be reviving the Edwardian tradition of sending Christmas postcards. The museum will be offering vintage Christmas postcards
reproduced from those originally collected by Gilean Douglas.

Ms. Douglas, a noted Canadian poet and naturalist, spent her latter years at Channel Rock near Gorge Harbour on Cortes Island. Albums full of cards collected during her childhood are among the mementos and records donated to the Archives by her estate. These charming postcards date from the early 1900's and include designs featuring children, animals, Santa and elves, churches, boats, holly and Christmas trees.

Each package of these high quality reproductions, containing eight different images, is priced at $9.95. Send these postcards as a holiday greeting to friends and family this Christmas or send the packaged sets as gifts to those on your Christmas list. Proceeds from
the sale of these Christmas postcards will be dedicated to supporting the programs of the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society.

The vintage Christmas postcards will be available after November 20th at the following locations:
-The Cortes Island Museum & Archives. Open Friday Nov. 20; Dec. 4, 11 & 18 noon to 4pm.
-Marnie's Books. Nov. Hours: Mon.Wed.Fri.Sat. noon to 5pm. Dec. Hours: every day to Dec. 24, noon to 5pm.
-Campbell River Museum Shop. Open Nov: Tues.-Sun. noon to 4pm. Dec: every day to Dec. 24, 10am. to 5pm.
-Cortes Island Christmas Bazaars. Manson's Hall Nov. 28, Gorge Hall Dec. 5.