When I was a little kid my grandmother gave me a birthday card that instantly imprinted itself on my mind. I loved it. I was never a girly, prissy girl— no ribbons and frills for me—but this card, well, I simply adored it. Maybe it was in my Laura Ingalls Wilder phase (C’mon, didn’t every little girl have one? You know you did).
Anyhow, something happened to my card. I don’t know what but it was lost. I remembered it a few years ago and had half-hearted looks every now and again to try to find it. A couple of months ago I was nosing around in images on Google and found my long-lost card! And I found it on Etsy where I sometimes shop but never thought to look! Duh.
This version of the card is dated 1947 (yes, many DECADES before I got mine). I read somewhere it is the most popular greeting card ever. I have seen so many cards obviously based on this card and some that are total rip-offs of it.
Maybe I’ll start a collection. That’s not mental, is it?
Okay, maybe it is, just a bit.