Here's an interesting vintage Christmas postcard that I believe might be making its debut on the Internet. It was published in 1913 by the A.M. Davis Company of Boston. It's printed on a thicker stock than most postcards. On the back of the card, there are poetic instructions for what to do on the two sides.
On the left side, it states:
On the right, it states:
SAM WILL DO
IF THIS GOOD
CARD IS WELL
On Postcardy.com, L.F. Appel wrote a little about A.M. Davis cards and shared some other nice examples of their work. Appel writes: "The design style of the A.M. Davis cards also differs from other postcards. Most have an Arts and Crafts look dominated by text in Gothic or other distinctive typefaces and decorative borders. Most designs also have gold accents. Occasionally the cards have an embossed panel, but the pictures and text are not embossed. I like to look for these cards in boxes of unsorted cards. They are usually inexpensive, and I feel as though I am finding a diamond in the rough."
The A.M. Davis cards were also discussed in a 2014 post on the Vintage Recycling blog.
The postcard feature here was mailed in 1913 to Mr. W.K. Miller of the Prudential Insurance Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The note states: "With Kinds regards and a Merry Xmas to your family and self." And then there's a signature I can't quite decipher.