May all the Joys of Christmas Time be with You
Posted on 24 December 2009
The family of Double D Ranchâ„¢ would like to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and blessings to you and yours throughout the New Year.
From the Archives:
The featured greeting card is from Double D Ranch's ephemera collection of leather postcards.Â Leather postcards became popular around 1900 and were produced by about a dozen companies including the W.S. Heal Company.Â These 3"x5" mini missives were made from scrap leather and produced the old fashion way -Â one at a time.Â Many are hand tinted and include greetings, campy cliches and humorous play on words.Â Â Some cards even had pre-punched holes to encouraged crafty recipients to fashion pillows and throws from them.Â Â Then in 1909, the U.S. Postal Service banned leather postcards because the card's thickness kept jamming the new postal sorting machines.
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This "Why Don't You Write" pillow was produced by Double D Ranchâ„¢ Home Collection in 2005. Â It is inspired by an antique folk art pillow I collected on a junking adventure.
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