I had to put something fun on the carpet so I laid out my collection of vintage greeting cards. I love them. They have such happy optimistic messages inside and represent my love of all things vintage.
I was just talking via e-mail to Diane yesterday about how I like vintage cards so it made me think of my cards for show and tell today. Cards were an important part of yesteryear. Even as a small child I remember my parents sent cards and recieved cards for all occasions, especially Christmas, birthday and sympathy cards. I can still remember displaying cards recieved in the mail at Christmas on the bookshelf on our Jefferson St. home in Reading, Pa., and watching my mom get out the card table and box of cards to address. There was always such a long list of cards to be sent to family and friends. Before my parents died they never forgot important events and marked them with cards. My mother-in-law still takes special care in picking out a card for her grandkids birthdays and events. (Heck, I'm lucky if I give a gift and its even wrapped!)
This collection of cards is from unknown people. I'm a thrower and sentimintality has come slower to me over the years. I wish I had kept cards from my childhood but they are long gone.
The messages on the cards in my collection range from a simple first name signed to this sweet and delightful woman named Elizabeth writing a message of love to her dear husband Ken. It was written June 20, 1945. And look at that handwriting. You don't find that anymore. - nanette