Thursday, 29 November 2012

Christmas cards - option 3 and blog loss!!


Old Christmas cards - how lovely they are.  These two shown on top were sent to me by my mum many years ago (no I am not that old - they were old then - I have ALWAYS loved old things) - so my mum was ahead of her time.  My used vintage Christmas cards are displayed every year around our mirror in the dining room.

I also have this one which is extra special as it was sent by either  my great grandfather or grandfather in 1911


I am not sure which one it is because they were both called Clement, both at the same address and both of an age when they might be sending cards.  .


Three years later my grandfather would be fighting in the First World War.

It is has been a very sad few weeks for our family so apologies for lack of comment on other blogs...sunny days around the corner....

PS: I  have a Blogger problem where I get the message that I 'cannot upload any more photographs' even though I have about 80% of photo storage left - I deleted lots of old posts (sniff, sniff) but it has made no difference.  Being the poor sleeper that I am I had a few posts 'lined up' before this happened but not sure if I can continue in blog land without photos to accompany the words...oh dear.



41 comments:

  1. I have the same problem Jenny... I don't know what to do either, I've been deleting a image everytime I want to add one. Hope someone out there knows what to do. There are a lot of us that need your lovely images... not sure anyone would miss my blog but me! smiles Cass

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    1. Thank you dear Cass - I have just put some photos in photomanager and shrunk the size. That seems to work for now!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. Jenny,
    I am so sorry to hear about your family's recent sadness.

    On a lighter note, if you go to blog help in your dashboard, there is a thingy there thats says, 'recent issues' anyway apparently lots of bloggers are reporting the same problem that you are having and blogger is investigating the problem!~ don't panic....sit tight and don't delete anymore of your lovely posts or I will have nothing to read when I can't sleep.....
    D x

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    1. Thank you deary - I wish I had kept the posts in draft form now! Best wishes
      Jenny

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  3. Hi Jenny, I'm sorry you are experiencing sad times, hope you are ok x x
    Wonderful cards, I've just found lots of cards my parents sent to each other, mainly the 70s and 80s it was quite emotional looking through them all! Don't think there were any Christmas cards though! Take care :) x

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    1. We all have turbulent times don't we Ada - all part of life's rich tapestry..
      Cards and letters convey a great deal don't they..
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. I too had that problem and had to buy more storage at about £3.50!! Love the old cards, how wonderful that you have a family one dated 1911. I've just won two cards from e bay, (at 99p) that included a letter in one of them from 1957. Lucey xx

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    1. I am standing fast for now Lucey - those cards sound lovely I shall keep an eye on your blog for the photos
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Lovely cards
    Don't tell they are messing with Blogger again......are they?
    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. Mmm - something odd is going on methinks!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. I love vintage Christmas cards - oh the joys of a signature written with a fountain pen. Beats an e-card anyday!! xx

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    1. I know a few people with the most delicious handwriting and I am most envious of their script. I am left handed and of an age when writing with an ink pen was torment - I have a special left handed nib now!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Sorry to hear about your sad weeks. Hope everything gets better including your pictures issue. I'm horrified that you deleted some of your blog posts. I'm with Greenorchid, I love your pics. xx

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    1. Thank you for your kindness - I wish I hadn't deleted them now!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. So sorry to hear of your sad times ... I hope you will have happier times soon ... as for blogger ... some sort of technical hitch ... don't delete any more lovely posts ... they are working on it ... Bee xx

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    1. Thank you kindly Bee
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. Beautiful cards, especially the one from 1911, what a special thing to have :) xx

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    1. It is quite lovely - I will post about another special one that I have soon
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. Sorry you are sad - hope things get better soon. Guess the Blogger problem is the last straw! Try publishing your pictures elsewhere (I use Flickr) and just putting the code for them in Blogger. This way the picture shows in your blog but is actually saved in Flickr, so no blogger space used!

    Penny
    x

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    1. Thank you for your top tip Penny - for now shrinking them seems to work (though I have had to try and few times). Not the end of the world - just irritating really
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. I am so sorry recent times in your family have been sad. I hope your inner sunshine returns soon. It sounds as if you are not alone with blogger picture problems. Hang on in there, all will be well again soon. Thinking of you. Philippa xx

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    1. A little glimmer of sun in the corner Philippa.
      Thank you kindly
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. I also have some computer related issues. The computer has gone to be repaired as it had a serious malfunction. I'm writing this on our daughters laptop! Hope your Blogger issues are swiftly taken care of so that normal service can resume.
    Take care,
    June

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    1. There are times that I wish I had a little bit of IT knowledge!
      Thank you dear June
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. The Christmas cards are beautiful :)

    Re. the picture issues, a lot of folk are reporting the same problem, I wonder if their is a glitch at Blogger's end. A simple solution is to open a Photobucket account for your blog and upload your images to that instead, then just paste the appropriate code into your post. It's only a little more time consuming and should completely eradicate that annoting message. Perhaps not a long term solution, but certainly a quick fix until you have time to work out what is going on.

    So sorry to hear that you are experiencing sad times x

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    1. Thank you for your kind message
      For now shrinking them seems to be working - not the end of the world but more of minor skin irritation!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Just popping back to say I've checked the site that lists known issues on Blogger. This was posted yesterday: "Some users are reporting that they're hitting unexpected image quota limits when uploading an image from Blogger. We're investigating the issue and will report back when we have more information to share."

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    1. Thank you kindly for the update - I shall keep an eye!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  15. What a lovely Christmas card and wonderful that it is still in the family. I'm sorry you have had some sad times.
    I hope your problem with your photos is sorted out on Blogger, it seems strange if it is still showing you have the capacity.
    Sarah x.

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    1. Thank you dear Sarah
      It is sort of sorted...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  16. Fab cards - I love how they did things in the past - so blooming genteel - imagine sending a card with that sort of thing today? People would scratch their heads in bemusement. Your grandad had class.

    And I am sorry you've had sad things going on. I hope the sadness passes soon.

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    1. Thank you wendz - I like that idea of class!
      Kind words mean a lot
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  17. Aww Jenny I hate the troubles with the 'techno' probs on here! and am sorry I would be no help to you as I always have to shout for help from the 'Young ones' in the house!! hehe..
    'LOVE' those vintagey cards and the sentiments and verses, they beat silly old texts any days...
    Sending kind thoughts and hoping you are ok, there can be the saddest times going on in our lives some times dear friend, and this is all in the game, but am sending virtual hugs to you!
    love Maria x

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    1. The ups and downs of life are all part of it aren't they Maria - I appreciate your kind words greatly
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  18. I adore all your vintage cards Jenny and sorry to hear you have had some sadness over the last few weeks - I hope the sunshine is just around the corner for you :)
    x

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    1. Thank you kindly Barbara
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  19. I'm sorry to hear of the sad times for your family. I must have missed something in a previous post and will need to go back and reread... Sending hugs.
    A couple of months ago I had to purchase more space for my photos. I felt it was a small amount considering the great joy of sharing with my blogging friends.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words - it is greatly appreciated
      Shrinking is working for now and I will see how it goes
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  20. i just posted about this today! It said i had no storage space left!! after reading other blogs i went to my photos on my computer and resized them to the smallest they will go, as people said if they are small they dont count towards your storage allowance...it's worked for one post so far, so will see when i post next if it continues!!

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    1. Thank you claire - shrinking seems the way to go! I shall pop over to your blog and check out your size!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  21. Sorry to hear of your sad time, hope you have plenty of support. x The cards are so pretty, and how amazing that they have survived all those years.
    I've been having the blogger problem too with photos and unfortunately have had to delete. I might have a go at shrinking them, even though I've know idea how to do that!

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