We just had to share this with you today!
We are so excited!
This Sunday we will have one of our dear customers in the store
during our Valentine Progressive Tea.
Mary will be sharing her collection of vintage
Vivian Trillow Smith Cards!!!
Vivian became a stylist at Hallmark
~ in fact she became a
when she created a series of paper doll greeting cards
that she began in 1947.
These Louisa May Alcott's
Little Women Cards
were some of these adorable cards.....
Each of the cards
have the name of the doll...
As well as
the movie star's signature
who played the character....
and a little bio about the character!
The back of the doll was even designed....
now ~ look close!
See that VIV on the right hand side?
Vivian Trillow Smith
was the first Hallmark artist
who was allowed to sign her work...
isn't that cool?
Enjoy the 1949 trailer of Little Women
Four sweet girls...
& four sweet cards!
Here are all of the girls waiting....
They'd love you to come to the tea party
so that you can meet them in person!
While you are there, you can see more of
Vivian Trillow Smith's work...
Mary has quite the little collection of Vivian's cards....
and we just love this little treasure chest box
that some of them came in!
We especially love that the inside lid is signed...
showing that this little box was indeed a treasure to be kept...
Leaving a lovely paper trail
of beautiful paper dolls for people to
60+ years later!
We just love these
paper doll greeting cards....
how about you?