Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Saucy Christmas Cards

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas:)

Our halls are decked, trees up. My/our cards sent, just the neighbours to be written and delivered the weekend.

Sharing a few Christmas cards from the past. These were considered a tad saucy. 

Cards by Donald McGill. An English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns. (you can see some here) The cards feature an array of attractive young women, fat old ladies, drunken middle aged men, honeymoon couples and vicars. He has been called 'the king of the saucy postcard', and his work is collected and appreciated for his artistic skill, its power of social observation and earthy sense of humour. Even at the height of his fame he only earned three guineas a design, but today his original artwork can fetch thousands of pounds.

I wish I'd kept some of his postcards.



Anonymous said...

You're way ahead of me.But alot can be achieved in these last few days.I don't think Peter has thought about anything much yet.Although he did ask me 'how is it all going?' this morning ! Sarah,LD,UK

Michael M said...

Naughty but nice cards - thanks.
We are also ahead of the curve which is a good feeling.

Roz said...

Lol Ronnie, loved them, thanks for posting. As Michael said, naughty, but very nice :)


kiwigirliegirl said...

i know the postcards well...always available in places like Blackpool and Brighton LOL...gosh I miss the UK at times.
Happy christmas Ronnie
kiw xx

Julia D. said...

Lovely cards, thank you.

Hugs, Julia

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the fun cards with us.


poured out said...

Ohhh...I love the Kiss-Miss one. They are all cute!

Hermione said...

They made me think of "A Christmas Carol". We have watched two of the movie versions (1938 and 1951) and will be watching the third (1982?) later this week.


Florida Dom said...

Thanks for sharing and how unfortunate you didn't save some of his postcards.


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sunnygirl said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

ronnie said...

Sarah -Men. God luck:) I've had to get organised, last minute decision for us to host Christmas plus I've had to do P's moms gift shopping. 10 grandchildren, 6 great Grandchildren that's only for starters. . Thanks Sarah.

Michael - Thank goodness I am. Were hosting Christmas.

Roz - Naughty but nice, good for this time of the year:) Thank you Roz.

Kiwi - Only at times though:) Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks Kiwi

Julia - Glad you enjoyed them. Thank you.

Joey - My pleasure. Cheers Joey.

PO - My favourite is the old lady wishing the trousers could be filled:) Thank you PO.

Hermione - I love "A Christmas Carol" I must hunt the DVD out and watch it. Thanks Hermione.

FD - I only had about 3-4 and to think I put them in the rubbish bin. Thanks FD.

SG - Thanks for stopping by.


Red said...

love the saucy cards... specially the last one..Merry Christmas

Ami Starsong said...

Oh Ronnie you are bringing back a lot of memories. Starman was born in a well known English seaside town and we spent lots of weekend trips with his grandparent when we were first married. There were still (in fact I think there still are) some very funny postcards around. Good old Brit humour - I love it! A very happy Christmas to you and yours!

Hugs, Ami

ricky said...

They're all absolutely enchanting!
And what a wonderful tribute to
Mr. McGill.
Thank you for sharing.
Happy Holidays!

Minelle Labraun said...

I love the variety in age of the subjects!
I am so far behind, I'm wondering if I should give up and drink some wine!

ronnie said...

Red - That one did make me smile. Merry Christmas Cheers Red

Ami - Good memories. Your right, there are still some of the postcards around. Merry Christmas.
Thank you Ami.

Minelle - Sounds good to me::) Thank you Minelle.