Is anyone named Ida anymore? It might be due for a comeback.
This card was a lucky eBay find combing two favorite elements—an unlikely Christmas greeting and a sewing theme. I suspect Mrs. Ida Arneson is a widow, since there is no man in the picture. Given the last names, she is probably part of the great Scandinavian diaspora in the US.
But help me out here—what exactly is she doing? Sewing aprons by hand? We see a pile of gingham something, what appears to be an ironing board, and a spool of thread. She must have taken sewing very seriously to have chosen this photo for her Christmas card. And doesn’t it look like she’s still in her bathrobe? It’s almost a Covid theme.
Whatever your passions, have a wonderful holiday!