Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20 ~ A few older Christmas cards

There's just something about cards featuring mailboxes -- I love them!  I was thrilled to find another one.
 These cards I'm showing today are not super old -- most of the ones I have in my collection are from the 1940s and 1950s, some even from the 1930s, I believe.  The few I'm showing here today are from the 70s and 80s, but when I came across them in a box of old cards (saved for craft purposes)  I just had to scan them.
I remember designing and painting dough ornaments to look like these two little girls.

Anyone who knows me knows I detest cats.  Still, I designed a dough ornament to look like this kitten in a stocking.

And wouldn't it be fun to stitch a sampler just like this one?  It doesn't look that difficult.
 Hope you have enjoyed seeing these as much as I did!


  1. Oh, no! You hate cats??? I never would have known that! I love them and would have one if (1) my husband liked them, (2) my landlord allowed them, (3) we weren't in ministry having people into our home all the time, and (4) my mom and mother-in-law were not allergic to them. That's a lot of things that would have to line up for me to have one. I will have myself a cat in the millennium!

    I enjoyed your cards today, especially the one that looks like cross stitch. I've been looking at vintage cards at thrift shops lately and thinking about starting a collection. My husband will be thrilled - not! LOL

  2. That's right, I am definitely not a cat person. I much prefer dogs (not indoor ones, though), but large ones, not the small yappy type. We do have a black lab granddog currently living with us, but he is an outdoor dog and not much trouble.

    Yes, have your cat in the millennium if you will. I can come visit you because they won't bother me then!

    As for starting a vintage card collection, tell your hubby that it's really a fairly manageable thing to collect because you can fit quite a large collection in a shoebox or small plastic tote. I get so much enjoyment out of my cards and have scanned many to use on my blogs, plus I display them on a ribbon board. (By the way, you are welcome to take any of my card images and use them. I am happy to share!

  3. Oops, sorry; it's a good thing our granddog can't read. He is a chocolate lab.


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