the theme of the rose is carried through visually on the left and although
the verse is done in rhymed, metered verse as was the style three
generations ago, the message is as relevant today as it was then. It’s a
simple message, expressing hope for the future and a wish for satisfaction
we all find in a job well done.
especially partial to this gem for several reasons. First, the font for
the verse is very appealing. Light and even somewhat fragile, it fits
well within the card. Second, we were pleasantly surprised to see no
gender was noted and although we suspect 99.9% of all the recipients of
this card were female, the verse itself is gender—and ethnically—neutral.
is a double-fold, the paper is coarse and textured. The diploma and roses
on the front are embossed (raised slightly above the main surface). It
measures 4x8” and on the back, the single word “Gibson” reminds us of the
rich heritage the third-largest—and oldest—card company gave us for many
years. The card cost 25 cents and was Made In U.S.A. Besides a stock
number, that’s the only writing on the back.
this is a Nurse’s Graduation card, today of course, we celebrate Nurses
Day as well as National Student Nurses Day. For a fascinating
history of the holiday itself, please visit
www.calendar-updates.com. And to the nurses
around the world, THANK YOU! You make hospital internment bearable with
your nurturing smiles and caring ways.
page has been a popular headliner since 2001, where we share modern
greeting cards as well as those from our industry’s past. As such, you’ll
be able to see and judge for yourself how cards have changed over the
are all fascinating cards because we’ve found them in all sorts of
places—from lawn sales to estate sales, antique shops, old book stores,
stuck in old books we’ve purchased. Some are from our own personal
history—“keeper cards” we just couldn’t throw out. Since most of these
were greeting cards which were sent to others, you’ll see faded ink,
cursive lettering, childish scrawls as part of the inside of the card.
We’ll do our best to describe them in all their glory as they contain a
visual and written history of how we, as individuals and as a society,
communicated with one another.
you’d like to share a card of your own, feel free to send it along. We
suggest putting two thin squares of cardboard on either side of the card
to protect it. If you want it back, be sure to send a large enough
envelope with sufficient postage for us to return the card. Above all, if
you can, supply us with a little history of the card—who it was sent to,
by whom and when—we’d love to hear about it. Give us your name, city and
state and an email address where we can contact you. We won’t publish
your email address, only your name, city and state—and not even that, if
you request anonymity.
no more than three cards at a time—and we can’t promise what we’ll use or
when. We also assume no responsibility for their return. We’ll take
great care with your cards, but things do occasionally go astray.
please take note:
· No x-rated verses or artwork
· Send sufficient return postage in a large envelope for return of
· Send your contact information in case of questions (especially an
accurate email address)
· Don’t send anything you would be heartbroken to lose; submissions
can and do get lost.
cards to Sandra Miller-Louden, P.O. Box 485, Grantsville, MD 21536 and
mark the envelope: ATTN: UTWHS