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May all the Joys of Christmas Time be with You

by 1 December 24, 2009 1 min read 1 Comment

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The family of Double D Ranchâ„¢ would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and blessings to you and yours throughout the New Year.

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From the Archives:
The featured greeting card is from Double D Ranch's ephemera collection of leather postcards.  Leather postcards became popular around 1900 and were produced by about a dozen companies including the W.S. Heal Company.  These 3"x5" mini missives were made from scrap leather and produced the old fashion way -  one at a time.  Many are hand tinted and include greetings, campy cliches and humorous play on words.   Some cards even had pre-punched holes to encouraged crafty recipients to fashion pillows and throws from them.   Then in 1909, the U.S. Postal Service banned leather postcards because the card's thickness kept jamming the new postal sorting machines. [caption id="attachment_1702" align="alignright" width="224" caption="antique leather postcard pillow"][/caption]
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This "Why Don't You Write" pillow was produced by Double D Ranch™ Home Collection in 2005.  It is inspired by an antique folk art pillow I collected on a junking adventure.
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For more on antique leather postcards see PostcardCollector.org


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Jessica Montoya
Jessica Montoya

May 16, 2016

I absolutely love this, and I’ve never seen such a thing before! Guess I have a new thing to add to my radar to hunt for at antique/junk stores…and maybe another idea to make use of my leather scraps (as long as I hand-deliver the cards!)

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