Christmas Advent: Day 5

Loving Christmas Greetings

For Sunday’s advent we take a closer look at a rather strange Victorian Christmas card.

Pigs don’t usually play much of a role at Christmas, unless they are wrapped in blankets at the side of a dinner plate. But judging by the smiles on their faces, these pigs seem to be enjoying the season.

There are two ways of reading this picture. The pigs might be looking forward to eating the turnip that can be seen in the bottom half of the image.

But as the turnip looks to be placed on a chopping board, perhaps the picture is a reminder of the Christmas feast to come? In which case those pigs should be getting very nervous about the word ‘chop’.

If you’re vegetarian or don’t eat pork, this Christmas card will have little appeal. Unless you are a big fan of turnips.