I recently was asked if I knew about the lady that collects empty stationary/greeting card boxes. Since I never had a friend very nicely sent me her blog address and I am sharing it with you. Magpieethel.typepad.com – when you get into her blog you want Collection #93 Vintage Stationary & boxes.
I love the little puppy, he is so cute There is a pretty heart made out of lace in the background. As much as I love the box, there are also unused items inside. There is a sheet that shows a picture of 12 different Valentines you can make along with another sheet of instructions. By next year I will have copied the items in the box and made my own to send to friends. The box will stay intact as this is from the early 1940’s I think. There is nothing on the box to me when it was for sale. Now at this date, too precious to use. I am not like magpieethel, but I do a a few boxes I could not throw out.
This is another adorable box lid. There is are no dates here either and the instructions and pictures of the completed cards is gone. This box made up 6 Valentine Cards.
My instinct says the red box is older than the white one. Again these are so precious to me. Thank you Marilyn.
I have posted some other box tops over the years, so now I just made a seperate catagory and will tag the other posts also with box tops, only I am including tins also. At Christmas some of the vendors bring tins of cookies for the employees to share, I have first dibs on the tins. Being a paper collector the tins come in handy to preserve paper from little bugs that like to eat paper.