After leaving Hallmark for more than a decade, I still have some of the cards we worked on. I kept some of the designs that gave the team the biggest headaches to remind myself of small victories. The Manila office specialized in handmade cards in those days---we started receiving card designs from Hallmark (Kansas City) around the mid-90's. Vendors utilized handmade paper and applied natural materials such as shells, twigs and dried flowers to embellish the cards. The card above was different because of the hand-sewn doll (to be used as pin or brooch) attached to the card. The project was a nightmare! The designer specifically wanted a curl on the doll's forehead and the blush should be perfect. Because of the doll's size (about 3" tall), it was difficult to get a consistent curl or a perfect blush. About 30,000 units of this card were shipped to the States---imagine the hair and sleep I lost on this one.*LOL*
I had a "thing" with a guy named Miguel many years ago, and here's what my friend who lives in California sent me for Valentine's Day!
This V-Day card gave me a huge belly laugh!
Greeting cards with the sender's sincere sentiments can really brighten our day. But with the advent of e-cards, it seems only a few people mail "real" cards these days. I miss the thrill of receiving cards from friends.
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