This Christmas postcard was copyright 1910 by Arthur Horwitz and was mailed on December 21, 1915. Gladys wrote to Paul that she was not feeling very good but would try to be all well by Xmas.
The book A Christmas Tree for Lydia by Elizabeth Enright was copyright 1947 and 1951. The text of the story was originally published in Woman's Home Companion under the title "A Tree for Lydia." The book is a small size, 4" x 5-1/4".
Lydia was four and her brother Eddy was nine. Eddy knew that Santa would not bring a Christmas tree or presents that year because their mother was about to lose her job. Eddy devised a plan to get a Christmas tree for Lydia. He convinced Lydia that Santa Claus was late. On New Year's Eve, he and his friend collected trees that had been discarded in gutters. When Lydia got up on New Year's Day, there was a whole forest of Christmas trees in their small two-room flat.