Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mailboxes et cetera

I've mentioned this before, but some of my very favorite vintage cards involve mailboxes.  I'm sure I've also shared that I've wondered why they appeal to me so much, and I think the answer lies in this photo, from the back cover of an old New Hampshire Troubadour magazine:
From The New Hampshire Troubadour, December 1950
You see, I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.  Things were so much simpler in the 1950s and the earlier years of the 1960s.  You could load up your mailbox with festively wrapped packages, holly, or whatever, and they would be perfectly safe.  No one worried about leaving packages unattended (other than not wanting them to get snowed on).  That would never fly nowadays!

In return your mailbox might be stuffed with more festive packages along with cards.  The photo of the girl heading down to get the mail depicts things as they really were.  So that's probably why I love mailbox cards so much: they offer a hefty helping of nostalgia!
So festive!
Now look at this!  It's not exactly a mirror image of the card above it, but it's sort of painted from the other side.  Clearly by the same artist.  I love this!
Forest mailboxes

So pretty.  This one is from the 1960s.
I think this one is from the 1970s or 1980s.
From the late 1960s or early 1970s. 
A mailbox devotional to share with friends
Some of my mailbox cards are much newer.  I am glad to see that artists are still drawing them.  Both of the cards below are recent.
Mailbox card by Linda K. David.  Love the footprints going up the driveway!
Mailbox card by Ruth Sanderson.  Oh, how I wish I could paint!
So there you have it!  Maybe more mailbox cards than you ever wanted to see!  Hope you have enjoyed this peek at my mailbox card collection.


  1. What a neat thing. I love all your cards. Sweet memories!

  2. Tori, I am so glad you enjoyed seeing my mailbox cards! I love sharing these treasures with others.


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