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WWII War Bride ♥ 1940s Bridal Shower Cards

Weddings are always a special occasion when couples save greeting cards as cherished mementos. These wonderful little cards ...measuring approx 3"x3 3/4" each..... were given to a WWII war bride at her shower....still, almost 70 yrs later, they are together and give a peek into her story, as well as the era.....
although so tiny, these little cards were made with great attention to detail.......
♥these adorable anamorphic puppies are shown leaving the church...Bride with real lace veil embellishment... specialty paper and die~cut details, made in USA "A Gift for your Bridal Shower .....It's a 'SHOWER' right now,k but never you mind, Every 'DROP' is wished Of the happiest kind!"
♥this cheerful little card, made on lightly patterned specialty paper...... has die-cut and silvery details.....color and silver printing inside as well.... the bow has a lightly patterned plastic film embellishment..... "A Shower Gift for You........... Here's wishing that 'Sunshine' May follow your 'Shower' And this gay little gift Add more joy to the hour......."

♥This sweet blue card with the every popular shower theme...an umbrella and rain:)....was part of the same line, by the same company.... the edge has a charming die-cut detail and the umbrella has a real pink paper doily embellishment...the beautiful colorful printing and silvery details are inside, as well.... "A Bridal Shower Gift.....Along with this gift~But a drop in the shower~ Goes a wish that much joy....Will be yours from this hour...."

♥a very beautiful example.....this little card was made in USA printed on a lightlycheckered specialty paper.... it is french folded and has a die-cut bell with a pretty patterned silver foil embellishment....colorful graphics printed inside and out, on the front .......Bride and Groom atop a gift......"A Wedding Gift With Best Wishes....... Congratulations! Best wishes, too~ For the joy that belongs To folks like you!"

♥...cute!cute!cute!cute!cute!! this little chick was made in USA by Nat'L PTG. Co. Inc. the raised white detailing is inside and out.....the die~cut detail allows the card to have a middle opening.... "A Gift for the Bride.....Just a little Gift For a very charming Bride With the Best of Wishes Safely tucked...inside!"
WarBrides.com you can read War Bride stories, look up passenger lists and much more......

please visit VintageRecycling if you'd like to find a special vintage keepsake for a wedding or anniversary


  1. Hi, I just found your blog thru one of your posts on I Antique Online.....I am in heaven! This is really a wonderful blog! Please come by and say hello! Also, I did a post on IAO and my images show up as attachments instead of photos like your did....did I do something wrong????? Nice to meet you! :) Sandy

  2. yay! aaawwww shucks...thanks Sandy:)
    I sent you a message thru IAO with picture info

    anyone wanting to share their collection...or check out what we're sharing .....please join us on IAntiqueOnline!


  3. Anonymous11/07/2010

    I love the little chickie Gift for the Bride!! Also love your Celebrate the Date banner SO HELPFUL! Your collection is adorable, thank you for sharing! -Tan Geoduck Hunter


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