Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Vintage Easter Greeting Cards

Easter is coming and today I am sharing Madeline's Easter cards:

This is a beautiful oversized card that is mailed in a box.  The basket of flowers is painted on satin fabric that is padded for a beautiful effect.

The loving verse inside the card.

This is the box the card was mailed in on March 23, 1948 at 5 pm.

Here's a cute card shaped like a hat box from Aunt Florence and Uncle George.  (I hope you feel like you know a little about Aunt Florence by now!)  The back of the card is dated "1936".

Two cute cards--a basket of chicks and a card shaped like a bible.

Two cards from her brother Charlie.

Traditional cards of the season.

I really like this pretty little card with violets and musical notes.

This card is actually a little book of Easter poems.  It has beautifully deckled sides and is bound together with a ribbon.

The inside front page with a lovely photo.

The first two verses of "Easter Lilies".  The opposite page tells us that the book was copyrighted in 1889 by D. Lothrop Company.

Another page from this delightful book.

Another little book of verses titled "Easter Hope". 

Two pages from the book.  I love the little drawings!

I hope you enjoyed this peek into Madeline's Easter cards.


  1. how cool! i have so many of these...i need to scan them to share too!!

    m ^..^

  2. Hi do you sell Vintage First Easter cards for babies? Thank you Peg Finefrock

  3. Hi do you sell Vintage First Easter cards for babies? Thank you Peg Finefrock

  4. Hi Peg - No I do not sell anything at this time. As you can see it's been awhile since I posted. Thanks for your interest. I hope to start up again very soon.