Ina Winters lived in Webster City, Iowa, a small city in north central Iowa.
Alice lived in Dolliver, Iowa, a village more than 100 miles north of Webster City, almost on the border with Minnesota.
On December 21, 1925, Alice posted a Christmas postcard to Miss Ina.
The card was illustrated with a snowy scene and a group of poinsettias.
A lackluster verse was included under the colorful heading, “A Cheerful Christmas”.
Alice inscribed the postcard, "Love, Alice".
Unless the 22nd was a Sunday, Miss Ina probably received the postcard the next day. The speed of the US Postal service was remarkable.
The red 2-cent stamp reflects the surcharge that was applied to postage for several non-continuous years during and after WW I.