Postcard with embroidered muslin attached to front: holly leaves and berries carried by a blue bird with inscription 'MERRY CHRISTMAS' in a scroll; small card inserted behind embroidery with picture of a castle framed by mistletoe and printed inscription 'Greetings from France'.
John Barter volunteered for service, aged 37, in 1915 and joined the 143rd Bn CEF (BC Bantams). When moved to France & Flanders in 1917 he was medically downgraded and transferred to the Corps of Canadian Railway Troops. He later served in the Royal Canadian Artillery and survived to return home in 1919. See correspondence for further information. The history of this item is unknown but was probably a pin used to identify war veterans so that they could claim benefits set aside for them at home. This item was sent by him to his wife, Annie.
 MERRY CHRISTMAS
 THIS SIDE FOR CORRESPONDENCE CORRESPONDANCE THIS SIDE FOR ADDRESS ADDRESSE Fabrication francais, vise Paris
 To My Dear Annie, from Her loving Husband, with Best Wishes, J.C.Barter. At The Front, 12/11/17
 Greetings from France