Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Vintage Times

My mum gave me some vintage cards, I think they are mostly from the 30's era, and I thought I would share some with you. They are so lovely and have obviously been stored in a thoughtful manner, in that they are crease free and the colours are as bright as they were when they were sent. I just wish you could feel and see the quality of the card and paper and the detail in the pictures, they are a real joy to look at.

Some of the cards are obviously a bit posher and have the senders name and also the year printed on them (1939).

I know how important being green and recycling is to save our precious planet, but how many of us recycle our old Christmas cards in our home recycling bins or special collection points in shopping centres. There are many tv shows and books at the moment encouraging us all to declutter, streamline and organise our life so that we no longer hang onto things we don't use on a daily basis. One thing I do wonder is, will there be anything left to look back on in future years, like these wondeful vintage cards, or will they be gone forever.







2 comments:

The Faerie Queen said...

They are very beautiful cards. I re-cycle all my cards, except for very special ones which I keep in a keepsake box. xxx

Kinderfalls Primitives said...

They're beautiful Stephanie. Pam xx