oday we have some fun vintage greeting cards to look at. These few are from my very modest collection, all lovingly saved by my family down the years in old tattered scrapbooks and shoeboxes. I am glad I come from a long and proud line of... um... accumulators. This first one might be my favorite, of a sweet little doll and wardrobe in a starry red trunk. Inside is a quartet of dollies in adorable vintage dresses. You can click any of these images to see them larger.
Here is a cute Birthday card for "Mother" - the wash line is a bit of yellow string.
The red dotty dress and the aqua striped onesie just about do me in! Inside, more wash day cuteness! Note to self: I need to set up a clothes line out back.
And another Birthday card, for "dear" Grandma...
The blue areas are sprinkled with mica glitter... what is it about mica glitter? Inside... this lettering style is so charmingly retro, and the cavorting deer? Adorable.
Well, okay... this next one is my favorite, too. I can have more than one favorite, right? Hello adorable little scotty dog in the snow!
The design is beautifully simple, and it actually looks like it might be letterpress. And the inside is just as wonderful...
I have more cards to share, but my scanner and I were not communicating at all. So this is just what I have scanned so far. I'll be adding more to flickr as I go along.
Looking at these, though, I can't help but think it is a shame that greeting cards are so different today. Something special has been lost somewhere along the line. There is a delicate sweetness and naivete to these vintage cards that nowadays would be considered by many to be too sweet, possibly even cloying. I may have even thought so one time. Maybe I'm changing, or times are changing, but the messages ring truer to me just now.
Cheers, my friends. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!