Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Ultimate Scrap Book Queen

My grandmother saved everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything. She kept photos, cards, menus, playbills, tickets, matchbook covers, napkins from restaurants, everything. She had boxes of scrapbooks and journals. Unfortunately her journals were terribly dull, just noting the weather and things like that, nothing personal or historical....
She kept history alive in other ways, though. Her scrap books document every card event from the time of her own marriage through the raising of her children. She kept things later as well but most didn't make it into formal scrapbooks. Unfortunately she didn't use good materials and many of the items she saved are in terrible condition, have water marks or even mold on them so we have had to throw most of them away. Some never made it into the basement, however, so were spared the damp and the mold. These cards are some of those.

Most of these cards actually date to my own birth in the mid 1950s. They are signed and used and most are showing some age but in a way that makes them even more precious, don't you think?

I am hoping someone will use these to celebrate their own mom and or baby or that of a friend, sister, cousin, aunt, whoever. You can find these in my Etsy shop here. What would you use these for?


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