''Set Free by Christmas to Unite in Christian Rejoicings''

Illustration by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale



This lovely illustration from Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale was published in the 1924 Christmas Edition of The London

Illustrated News.


It depicts a moment where Fairies join Humans in caroling.


The introduction to the legend provided in The London Illustrated News follows:


Holly, the Christmas bush with its lacquered green leaves and gay red berries, is associated in every mind with the Christmas season, and yet how few of us know all the legends that twine about the tree? For instance, at this season the restrictions on the Little People of

Fairyland are loosed. At no other time may they stay to hear the name of Our Lord mentioned; but at this sacred season they have been known to appear and actually to join the carol singers under the Holly Tree.



Complete image

Single Greeting Card (with matching Envelope)

Price: US$5.00

Detail (for reference)


Reproduction on 12x18" sheet

Code: EFB SFCUCR 12x18
Price: US$60.00



Our Greeting Cards


When presented on Greeting Cards, this image is prepared as a tipped-on plate - in hommage to the hand-crafted

approach typical of prestige illustrated publications produced in the early decades of the 20th Century. Each card is

hand-finished, with the image presented on Ivory card stock with an accompanying envelope. On the rear of each

card we also present some information about Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale and this wonderful illustration. We have

left the interior of the cards blank so that you may write your own personal message.


Our large format reproductions


Each of our large format reproductions are prepared with archival quality materials and processes to ensure many years

of enjoyment. In addition, our reproductions are accompanied by explanatory material relating to this wonderful illustration and Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale.


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