Cabinet cards were used up until about the turn of the century, when photography developed into what we have today, pictures on thin yet special types of paper. I have revamped the paper frame with my replaceable label, and the variations of color. The fonts I used are also modern, yet copying the fabulous typography of long gone times.
But behind the commercialisation of Valentine's Day lies a fascinating history that can be traced back to ancient Rome. Here, cultural historian Anna Maria Barry investigates February 13, at pm.
Over 6, mainly Victorian Christmas cards as well as other historic greeting cards go under the hammer tomorrow 15 December at Dominic Winter Auctioneers tomorrow as a private collection is put up for auction. The cards are from the private collection of George Flemingwho amassed the collection over some nearly 50 years. Unimpressed by the books on offer, the owner offered me a battered scrapbook containing hundreds of greeting cards.
This advent calendar features a beautiful Christmas tree with Santa, children and animals. It has beautiful gold glitter accents and very fine detail. There are 24 numbered windows, one to open each day before Christmas. Printed in Germany.
The Antikamnia Chemical Company hired local physician-artist Louis Crucius to do the art for the calendars. Five years worth of the calendars —, and — were printed. Or even Heroin!
During the mids, about the time of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, printing processes hit a new height and little slices of Americana now referred to as trade cards quickly became popular with Victorian collectors. Today, collectors once again seek these old-time predecessors to modern day business cards. Exhibitors hawking products at major exhibitions handed out thousands of these graphically pleasing cards.
Although "Valentine's Day" has been celebrated in many forms since the ancient days of Rome, it wasn't until the 18th century in England when Valentine's Day cards took on the form that we recognize today. For centuries, early spring festivals have been a time to focus on young love. The snows melt away, the flowers begin to emerge, and the birds start to sing and court one another.
With a big hat. She is looking at a small brown kitten in the foreground. The calendar encircles the woman. The color are soft and autumn like.
Nostalgic Advent calendars are for many people a firm component of the pre - Christmas season. When the Christmas day moves slowly closera Victorian Advent calendar with lovely impressions provides first Christmas feelings. Be inspired from winter or old town scenes or be enriched for the Advent season with joyful Christian motives.