One of the perks of having a brick and mortar shop again is that sometimes, wonderful items like this fall into my hands.
Chock full 1940s paper ephemera, this scrap book chronicles the 1942 marriage of Evans and Dot. It was brought to me by Claire, one of their distant relatives.
Filled with greeting cards spanning the decades, this devoted duo from Pennsylvania saved ones from their engagement, bridal shower, wedding, and every anniversary thereafter. There is even a photo of the happy couple on their wedding day.
Here is what's inside: Newspaper clippings about their marriage...
An envelope containing Evans' boutonniere and part of Dot's bouquet...
Western Union telegrams wishing them "every good wish and all the luck in the world"...
And loads of greeting cards with endearing messages and charming illustrations.
What a wonderful array of vintage goodness! These days, folks aren't buying cards like they used to and I've heard that the greeting card industry is in trouble. So I believe scrap books like these will become quite rare. Many thanks to Claire for allowing me to become the caretaker of this poignant relic!
Speaking of anniversaries — I received this greeting card from my hubby today.