My dear Alice
I am sending my Christmas package today to avoid the final rush. Knowing your fondness for worked metal, it is an old holy water receptacle I got in Paris last summer. It can of course be used for matches or anything you like.
I sent dearest Marcet's present to Cedarville, but if you decide to go after all, [page 2] please keep this unopened until Christmas morning.
My best love to you and a Merry Christmas
Always your loving sister
Dec 19" 1913