Giving Thanks for Vintage Cards
Thanksgiving is one of America’s most traditional holidays. But unlike Christmas, which features ornaments and snow globes, and the Fourth of July, which is festooned with flags and militaria, the nation’s annual harvest feast is associated with fewer collectibles.
Mother’s Day Postcards: The Affordable Collectible
Why bother sending your mom another generic, mass-produced card, when you can send her a piece of history?
‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand
As I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D.
Vintage and antique postcard collecting can be an enjoyable trip through time and space. American, Canadian, and European postcards are en vogue and are a lot of fun to hunt for at auctions online and in shops. The technical term for postcard collecting is deltiology. It’s one of the most popular collectibles.
The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card
Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.