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Victorian Postcard Tea offered in time for holiday card sending

December 14, 2011
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The holiday season is upon us-and many of us are fretting about how to send special messages to friends and relatives. Here's an idea: come to the Saturday, Dec. 17, "Victorian Postcard Tea," being offered at the Burroughs Home and Gardens, Fort Myers. The program begins at 1:30 p.m., with a cost of $25.00.

The tradition of sending postcards began in the 1800's. You'll hear how the Victorian postcard came about and indulge in a holiday treat. Tea punch, tea, and a holiday sweet will be served. Bring your holiday card list, as you'll be given a short stack of vintage reproduction postcards to send. More postcards will be available for sale.

Teatime programs are presented by Beach resident Laurie Nienhaus, founder of the Ladies' Tea Guild. The Burroughs Home, on the banks of the Caloosahatchee in the River District of Fort Myers, is one of the premier historic homes of Fort Myers. It is the home of the Uncommon Friends Foundation.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 337-0706 or emailing Supplies for the various teas will be available for purchase following each presentation.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is a character education foundation whose mission is to instill ethics, moral values and a sense of purpose in tomorrow's leaders. The foundation is dedicated to enriching society by promoting the positive values author James D. Newton discovered in five unique men and their wives-Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh-intellectual giants who helped shape the 20th Century.

Additional information about the foundation may be obtained by calling 337-9505 or checking the website at



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