I love sending the cards—but even more, I love receiving them. I hate to tell you this, but I’ve saved most of the ones I’ve received over the years—-and I mean over the years!
And I can tell you, if you bother to ask me, which card I sent to you in 2002 or 1988—the sparkly sled, the Paris winter street scene, the little children around the tree, the bountiful Santa, the cozy Victorian parlor scene (with mice) or the wonderful blue village scene with the sparkly snow. And I can tell you that no one received the same card two years in a row.
I try to keep one of the batch of my favorite new cards I’ve bought each year–so that if the box had 20 cards, I’ll use 19, and keep one as a memento. I love looking through the old ones I’ve used over the years. In my next post, I’ll show you some of my best ones.
Do you see what you’re dealing with here? Oh, you do the same thing?
Well, this year, as I was pulling out the leftovers from other years—along with my two new boxes–I found an old box in the back of the drawer. (See photo above.) It is a box of cards that was sold by the Girl Scouts in the 1950’s I’d guess. I don’t remember where I got them.
I’ve selected four cards for you to enjoy. They have a sweet old-fashioned charm. Was life simpler then? They seemed fond of the “pop-up” card—one here, as noted, but eight in the box. And some old typical scenes. Let me know if you find a favorite . . . Remember to click on photos to enlarge the view!