Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday-Christmas Cards

I posted a few pics of my recently aquired vintage Christmas Cards a few days ago, so some of these photos might look familiar to a few of you.

Still, I did hold back a few for Vintage Thingies Thursdays. ...and might I add I was glad to learn that it is still alive and well thanks to ColoradoLady!

I mentioned in that earlier post that my husband bought some vintage Christmas cards at the Goodwill store a while back. Thus beginning my Holiday obsession. Here's what he brought home:

These, I think, were meant for children. The inside sentiments are childlike in nature. Very Sweet! These three were in the box w/the ones above. Definitely later. They remind me of a birthday card I once received. There were three matching turquoise envelopes in the box w/them. I wish there would have been more than just three...A while later we were at the Famous 4H Flea Market when I scored another stack, some of which are pictured here. Many of these had glitter on the front and/or some type of illustration included on the inside.THEN I had the bright idea to buy up more. I decided I wanted to send vintage cards for Christmas this year but the ones I had collected thus far did not have envelopes. SO I went on ebay and paid a highly inflated price for cards that started out life at $.49. And no, I didn't think of making my own envelopes until after I bought these. But they were so worth it.

As you might imagine, once they arrived and I sat down to look at everything, I suddenly realized I didn't want to give them away! I mean, look at them! They're fabulous!But after much thought I decided I was being silly since I bought them with the intention of sending to my friends and family. Doggone it, that's what I was going to do with them! Some people that receive them may not "get" how special they are, but it gave me great joy mailing them!

Thanks for stopping by and remember, there's more vintage thingies fun to be had over at Coloradolady's place!


Susan said...

What a great start to a unique collection. I save one of the cards from the box I send out and put it away. One reason is so I don't duplicate the coming years and now I have a little collection. I don't think its silly at all.

Eileen said...

wow.. I don't know.. I think some of those are definitely KEEPERS!

CC said...

You may have started my frenzy for a new collecting craze.How could I know I would fall in love with vintage cards???? but I have. These are wonderful..I love them, and I really like your blog. Happy VTT and have a lovely, wonderful Christmas.

Lindsay Jean said...

Your vintage cards are lovely! (Even if I do find those that feature saucer-eyed children unspeakable terrifying.)

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I would not have mailed these out. I don't think people I know have a true appreciation for vintage anything....I have several boxes I have come across in my closet....will not mail them out....I am selfish!

Love your cards....they are so cute! Merry Christmas!

Jewelgirl said...

I love these too! I just enjoy seeing
all the wonderful art from the past!
This is a wonderful find and I wish
I could find something like these!
Happy Holidays, and wish I was on your vintage card list!!!! :)

Corgidogmama~ said...

These are the cards of my childhood. I remember my folks signing cards like these each year. was so uncomplicated then, now it's wacko! It's so nice to see items like these again.

Amy said...

aww those cards look just like alot of the ones I have from when I was growing up :-)

Valerie said...

Aw those cards are so sweet and I think the vintage style is so much cuter than the cards they sell now!
We are sending out vintage designed xmas cards to announce our engagement.

Ever since fiance recently proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from our vintage looking xmas card has a diamond ring on top of an old fashion tree!

Anonymous said...

I have a vintage card obsession, too.
I haven't mailed one yet!

Good for you for sending them.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I think that was so very thoughtful of you to send out vintage cards! As a collector of all kinds of vintage cards, postcards and vintage paper--you have a beautiful collection!
If you have a scanner with your printer, you can scan them. They come out beautifully, then you can make them into cards or use them in artwork or crafting. You can then keep the orignal in your collection.
Have a wonderful Christmas and Blessings to You!
Claudia O.