This card is one of several sent to Andreas Schuppe around Christmas and New Year 1914. Schuppe had sold his farm to be able to live a carefree life with his young wife, but not being tied to the land, he was drafted and sent to war in 1914. As he was born on the 31 December, he not only received Christmas cards but also a number of birthday greetings at around the same time. Some of these are transcribed and shared by Bodo A. W. Müller under a CC BY-SA licence. To see them and read the original story (in German) go to http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en/contributions/2455.
This post is part of our Advent calendar. New stories are published every day from Dec 1 until Christmas.