Do you remember these? My mother took photos of us each year and made the photo into their Christmas card.
1946: I was around 14 months old in Schenectady, NY with my brother who is 5 years older than I.
1947: I was a bit over two. Notice my brother has a snow shovel and I get to use the coal shovel. Our home was heated by coal back then and in the summer we used coal to draw on the sidewalks.
1948: Here my brother and I are in the Southern Tier of New York standing in my grandparents yard. I was three. Notice the spiffy clothes we wore.
1949: I was 4 and I do remember something about this sitting. My mother was the photographer. She did a good job.
The photo cards stopped that year. The next year (1950) my sister was born. My mother's father passed on too - I imagine it was a busy and stressful time for my mother.
The cards I have, I will treasure. And if they are antique (and they are) then so am I.