I am very proud of my Scottish heritage. My maternal ancestors came from Aberdeen, Scotland. Since I was a little girl, I've been intrigued by this faraway land, a place where men wear kilts and speak with an accent I'm not very familiar with.
A few years ago, I was able to visit Scotland and spent a week in Aberdeen. It was one of the biggest thrills of my life, seeing the city where my ancestors lived their lives and walking the same streets where they lived. I was surprised to learn that many of the buildings are still standing hundreds of years later, so I knew I was standing in places where they once stood. As someone who loves family history, this was more than I could have imagined.
While wandering through the many shops there, I found the Anderson tartan, the plaid design shown on the card. I loved finding something that connected to my maternal family name and it was hard not to buy everything Anderson that I saw. I bought many items both for myself and family members, including the Anderson note card.
The inside of the Anderson card is blank, while the front is decorated with the tartan design, along with the family name and crest. On the back is the description of where the name originated, (son of Andrew) and some history connected to the name. I can't say that I fully understand it all, but it still fascinates me.
This is a neat card to collect, send to others or give as gifts to other family members.