“Greetings from the British War Relief Society inc”declares this evocative little box. Carefully folded inside is a wonderful unbleached linen tablecloth with detailed drawn thread work embroidery, made by Henry Heide of New York, according to the info on the lid which is also printed with a snow scene straight out of “It's a wonderful life”! Impossible to imagine now just how useful our well meaning allies thought a dainty tablecloth would be in the Blitz, which is probably why it has been folded in the box and never used since it was won in the N.A.F.F.I. Raffle in 1944? The box lid has quite a lot of foxing/damp spots and a couple of tears in the cardboard but for me it's all about the austerity Christmas emotions it conveys. The tablecloth measures 90cms square and has a couple of small iron marks which might possibly fade if you were brave enough to launder it, otherwise, the complete package is in lovely nostalgic vintage condition.