September 30, 2011

Friday's Freebies: Assorted Box of Christmas Stuff

Last weekend, I ended up at a garage sale of a senior couple who were downsizing.  As I was looking over a table of their Christmas wares, they mentioned that the box underneath the table was free.
I saw several rolls of wrapping paper on top and spied a few Christmas cards under the garland, so I took the whole box.  I ended up with a lifetime of spare envelopes, assorted cards, and various paper ephemera. 

Cute Vintage Christmas Cards

bows, Christmas Card holder, jar toppers
This is just a sample of the Christmas cards in the box.  There were many more vintage cards, as well as a selection of newer cards.  The best thing the box contained, however, were these...
1970s stickers
These stickers brought back so many memories, as we also had them in our Christmas wrapping box when I was a little girl!  Every year I would come across them while wrapping modest gifts for my family.  


There were also tons of 70s birthday cards and cards for other occasions...
...and 12 cent stamps to send them!


And pastel-coloured 1980s cards....
For the most part, all of the cards were blank, but there were a few personalized cards. We live in a small town, so it didn't take long to identify the senior couple as the parents of one of Hus's co-workers.  So, next week Hus will return a 1977 graduation card, and a 1994 Christmas letter.
I will need to do a better sort through the box, and recycle some of the cards and envelopes (old envelopes have a habit of sealing shut as a result of moisture), but will try to use whats left.

6 comments:

Jill said...

My Mom had those very same stickers too.....

acorn hollow said...

great finds! I love vintage cards.
Cathy

Rhonda said...

what a fun find! my son likes to buy vintage cards at thrift stores and he uses them, he is the best "thank you" sender.

I know you will enjoy your goodies.

Reduce, Reuse and Rummage said...

Jill, I always wonder where they originally came from?
Thanks for the comments Cathy & Rhonda! It was a hoot going through the box.

Kylie said...

Oh I love those stickers (memories for me too) and those 70's cards. Gorgeous.

Loretta said...

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