wars have had their share of impact on the greeting card industry. for example WWII affected the flow of greeting cards coming from Europe providing opportunities for American card makers. The war also created an environment where family had need to keep in touch~ Populations spread~many families who had lived in the same area for generations were geographically separated and greeting card businesses flourished. American Greetings reports that Jacob Sapirstein ~AG founder~had "six artists creating red-white-and-blue cards with patriotic rhymes to help families connect the home front with the front line."
here are some beautiful examples c. 1940s Valentines designed for special soldiers
|"To my Soldier Sweetheart on Valentine's Day" Die cut heart with red paper detail ...embossed golden eagle|
|beautiful colorful pansies printed inside as well ...|
To YOU in the Service
|patriotic colors...glittery embellishment....|
honest and sweet.... I just love it...
see more WWII greeting cards HERE
Vintage Valentines for sale HERE