February, the month of sweethearts and historical birthdays. Gifts and cards of caring are abundantly given and received.
Red is the color of the holiday of love, representing the warmth and caring which doesn’t end by the passing of time nor the graying of crowns. From grade school parties to a valentine for the teacher, the bloom of romance or joy of marriage, an annual pledge of sentimental thoughts produces moments of love and friendship.
From a commercial standpoint, the greeting card industry prospers from every holiday.
(Talk to a Hallmark dealer and they will tell you it’s the best card selling season of the year.)
Some holidays have been long standing, while others have been more recently incorporated into our lives.
The card purchasing public sends a card of congratulations for many celebrations. From birth to graduation, from weddings to anniversaries, from operations to get well cards, there is a card suitable for every occasion.
Are your friends leaving town or have they just arrived? Have they recently purchased a new home or remodeled the one which they already own?
Good wishes from you can be found in the card shop in just the language you wish to use.
Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas and the New Year rate high on the holiday card list. As the years go on, St. Valentine’s Day remains the sentimental favorite.
Send a card or a gift, the affectionate gesture is always thoughtful and pleasantly received.
To Mom and Dad, friend and lover, children and neighbors,
Happy Valentine’s Day 1963.
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These thoughts were penned in 1963.
I was a twenty- eight year old, stay at home Mom with three little kids. The youngest was one year old.
I was much closer to Valentine’s Day grade school parties than I was to browsing through a Hallmark shop to find the perfect card to send to family and friends.
As often happens in life, my future was unknown. I couldn’t have imagined at the age of 50, I would become the owner and operator of Mary Anne’s Hallmark Shoppe.
For thirteen years I observed first-hand my caring customers who took very seriously, choosing the perfect card with just the right sentiments, for their loved ones.
Valentine’s Day truly is the most heartfelt card sending day of all the celebrated holidays during the year.
I observed my most intensely involved customer was the gentleman buying a card for his wife or sweetheart. No amount of time spent is too much, when choosing that card with a special message of love. Valentine’s Day is truly
“A HOLIDAY OF LOVE”.
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The future is right ahead of me. At the age of 83, all new projects are interesting and old memories and friends of the past are with me every day. I love to share my thoughts along with my comments of this day and these times. Photography is my hobby. The world view is everywhere I look in the north woods of Michigan. Let's get together for a visit!
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