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Vintage birthday cards
« on: December 17, 2008, 01:09:00 AM »
In the box with the old Christmas cards are some birthday cards as well. Again, all three were commercially produced with printed insides.

The first one with the embroidered panel has a postcard back and was made in France. The small card below it was tucked into the pocket made by the lace, and says on the back in copperplate hand-writing Best love and kisses xxxxxxxxx as a supplementary greeting to the one on the reverse of the card itself.

Those in the other photo side by side are two double-folded paper ones dating from 1949 when my Uncle celebrated his 21st Birthday which again look very "home made".
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Re: Vintage birthday cards
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 05:03:24 PM »
I love the embroidered one, and I think home made cards are wonderful.  The fact that someone has spent time and thought making one, makes it special.  Isn't that handwriting lovely!  Obviously taught properly at school :)

My youngest makes all her own cards, and I've kept ones she had sent me over the years.  They're a bit crazy but always make me laugh.



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Re: Vintage birthday cards
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 06:15:29 PM »
My Grandpa always wrote in the most beautiful copperplate script like that, Anne. He drilled into us that writing was important and should be legible (otherwise what's the point if no-one can read it) and we learned to write the same copperplate script at school, but my writing had altered since then. I can still do the copperplate and tend to if I'm writing a lot of text as it is much faster than my usual scrawl!

Re home made cards, I love 'em too, this year almost all my Christmas cards (except the overseas ones which went out last month) are home-made ones - it's so relaxing just escaping from the computer and going up to my playspace with scissors, card and glue!  :gcheer:
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Re: Vintage birthday cards
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 01:43:14 PM »
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Life was so more simple, but true...  Very nice cards.
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