I was looking through my late grandmothers photo collection a while back, and in amongst the postcards and pictures of us my mother had sent back home I found this prayer card.
The large text translates as "Souvenir of the celebration of the national day of emigration."
The smaller text translates as "The family of Nazareth, Jesus Mary and Joseph, emigrants in Egypt, are the model, the example and the support of all the emigrants"
We all know the Christmas story, but I had never paid much attention to this particular aspect of it before. Perhaps you other emigrants out there might like to share in this thought at this time of year.
If anyone is interested in the prayer printed on the back, that can be found at http://www.ciaobovino.com/images/ForumI ... erBack.jpg