I have been a collector since I was a child.... mostly aimless & pointless collections. Nothing very valuable, not too trendy, and rarely in mint condition. Just a plethora of "stuff" that I've had fun adding to through the years. If I have at least 3, I consider it a collection. I'll be posting a different collection daily, Monday through Friday, and spotlighting some other marvelous collections I've discovered on the weekends. I hope you stop by often!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
COLLECTION #124: Vintage Christmas Cards
Don't you just love these sweet little Christmas cards? Most of them are from the late1940s and early1950s. One of my friends 'lent' me her late in-laws' scrapbook, chock full of adorable greeting cards from the early part of their marriage in 1948. I've scanned quite a few of them, keeping the originals safe in the scrapbook. But I use them with my holiday decorations. I'm hoping the scrapbook will stay with me permanently. I decided to take a peek at it today, and realize there are still dozens of cards to scan! I'd better get busy!
I noticed that that there are a couple of prevalent theme in these 60 year old cards: lots of baby animals, old-fashioned (gay nineties) themes, and snowy landscapes. It's fun to see the differences in popular card designs from one generation to the next.