Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

Happy Thanksgiving to all !

This is the time of the year when Americans, Canadians and even Brazilians celebrates “Thanksgiving” .

This is quite popular holiday that Americans would send letters, postcards whenever they are in any parts of the globe.

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcard

According to some old folks and those who witness the American occupation, commonwealth, post war period ( 1946 to 1965) in the Philippines.

During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines ( 1942 to 1944), both the Americans in the country and Filipinos celebrated Thanksgiving Day secretly.

There are some postcards which were printed in the Philippines and send by Americans, teachers, tourists and military personnel to their love ones. Some Filipino-American families would host “Thanksgiving” meal during that time.

Thanksgiving was a holiday in the country all throughout the American occupation,post war period up to the late 1960’s. Manila Hotel would host great parties and events related to the event.

However, upon the declaration of martial law through Proclamation 1081 in 1972, Marcos issued Proclamation 1181 in 1973, moving the annual celebration to Sept. 21 to coincide with the establishment of “Bagong Lipunan” or New Society.

Eventually, this holiday was forgotten by many Filipinos and most of the celebrations are held at the United States embassy, American women’s association and American communities.

Although ” Thanksgiving” postcard printed in the country is abiet rare, I have seen some in private collectors who somehow cherish them.

This postcard was part of the vintage postcard lot bought at a local stamp bourse/ auction few years ago. The consignor was an American stamp, postcard and magazine collector.

Just sharing some useful information and the symbolism of the turkey in their postcard. The postcard is about 100 years old with embossed corner.

Bibliographies, Sources and Interviews:

Postcard collectors- Mr. Reynaldo de Jesus, Mr. Jimmy Ang, Mrs. Leticia Perez, Ms. Nitz Ortega and Mr. John Joseph Hernandez

Philippine Postcards page 130 to 137 Consuming Passions

Useful Links: American Regime Postcards of Manila

American Regime Manila thru Postcards 1:https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/22/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-1/

American Regime Manila thru Postcards: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/american-regime-manila-postcards-part-2/

American Regime Manila Thru Postcards 3: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-3/

American regime Manila Thru Postcards 4: https://renz15.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/american-regime-manila-thru-postcards-part-4/

Green Scape Center in Mindanao Avenue corner Quirino Highway, Novaliches

Green Scape Plant Canter recently open their doors to the general public. The soft opening happened last November 9, 2020 with a little over half a dozen plant stalls selling many kinds of ornamental plants, soil, plastic pots, plastic plants, orchids, tillandsias, caladiums, poinsettias, cacti, succulents, culinary herbs, guzmania, philodendron, dracena,indoor plants among others.

plant stalls

Green Scape Plant Center

caladiums,aglaonemas, philodendron,asplenium nidus, plastic pots and poinsettias for sale

Green Scape Plant Center was envisioned to cater the plant lovers, plantitos, plantitas, halamoms, platiquarians and city folks within Barangay Ugong ( Valenzuela), Barangay Bagbag, Barangay Talipapa, Sauyo road and adjacent barangays within Novaliches. The area had stalls selling all sort of t-shirts and cheap shoes,before it was converted into a garden center.

Dracena fragants, aglaonemas, guzmania, ornamental pandanus, crotons and culinary herbs

This is just about 1.5 kilometer away from Mindanao Avenue Garden Center within Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City. It is just about 500 meters from Sauyo road.

There were fewer plant selection compared to Cedarhills Garden Center along Mother Ignacia Avenue.

Some of the plant stall tenants have also other stalls in Quezon Memorial Circle , Araneta Garden Center, Cubao in Quezon City.

Emz & Athan Flower Shop and Garden

Contact : 0938-2636722 SMART / 0915-642-7971

I have met Mr. Bal Brutas (0961-5226879) for inquiries and landscaping job

Green Scape Garden Center is not completely filled-up. Customers might have a hard time looking for amble parking area.

Note: Compared to the bigger plant center in other parts of Metro Manila, the plant stalls offer few selection of plants, pots and soil medium for sale.

Address: Green Scape Garden Center

Mindanao Avenue corner Quirino Highway, Barangay Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City ( In front of Hortaleza Beauty Center)

Operations: Everyday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm depending on the stalls

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