Saturday, August 17, 2019

Great Idea for Old Greeting Cards

My beloved Mama kept numerous scrapbooks during her lifetime.

Among the dozens I have, one contains greeting cards commemorating my birth, as well as every holiday on the calendar, for many years of my life!

I am so grateful to my Mom for keeping such a beautiful record of the special times in my young life.

Now, that scrapbook is an antique!

Recently, the thought came of starting to downsize (de-clutter) and the old greeting card scrapbook came to mind.

Thinking about throwing it out made me kind of sad.

Then, while visiting the Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont in Bennington, I saw old-fashioned baby congratulations cards framed and hanging in a doorway!

Eureka!  What a fabulous idea that was.

Jackie Marro, museum founder and owner, said the cards are changed for different holidays.

That's a great idea that I want to duplicate.

The museum's bright, purple sign out in front, matches perfectly with profuse displays of purple phlox.          

If you are anywhere near Bennington, and enjoy miniatures and dollhouses, make the Dollhouse and Toy Museum a must-see stop.



Chatty Crone said...

I did not keep my cards from my past - not sure I had that many and none as beautiful as those vintage cards in that frame - it was gorgeous and like you say antique. sandie

SImple and Serene Living said...

What a wonderful way to keep your special memories and have them where you are always reminded of them. xo Laura

diane stetson said...

I have not thrown out my greeting card scrapbook either but I know I will one of these days. I have to declutter this place too. I don't care to put up cards like that so other people can see them like you do though. They are surely antiques though. You are right about that.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I certainly would not be able to throw out anything that was collected with such love and care. I wish I still had letters and cards sent to me by my grandmother. She was faithful in writing to me all throughout my childhood and I have nothing to show for it. :(

Red Rose Alley said...

This is a nice way to display greeting cards. That is so special of your mom to keep the cards for all the years in your life. I used to have a box of cards that people gave me for special occasions, but it just got to be too much, so I went through them all and kept a dozen. I still have cards that the kids received when they were babies and will give them to them someday. And I still have a few treasured cards and notes that I keep in a felt envelope. : )


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