As a romantic soul, I absolutely adore old love tokens. I have several varieties of them in my collection of odds and ends. One of my favorites is a gold ring thimble. At first glance it’s just a sewing tool made out of gold, but it’s more than just an ordinary gold thimble. When you cut the base off this particular kind of thimble, it gave you a wedding ring.
The writer in me wonders why the base wasn’t cut free. Was it a lost love, an untimely death, a hopeful yet unfulfilled wish, or just a better ring allowed the thimble to remain intact? I’ll have to write it into a story one day.
On a theme, there was a time when cards and letters exclusively told friends and family you cared. Vintage holiday postcards and greeting cards are often beautifully done things and I think the fact so many were kept as keepsakes says it all. From now until January, I’ll put a vintage holiday postcard up for you to enjoy.
Scroll down to see previous vintage postcards and read how postcards became popular greetings to send and what is cost to send them, and about the changes made to the images after WWI. Subscribe to get them in your inbox!
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