This die cut Christmas greeting card is hand dated 1949 and according to the history provided on a Hallmark website it would have been manufactured in 1948 or 1949.
For greeting cards, the subject appearing as sewn fabric or quilted stuffed animals was quite the hype of the late 40's and 50's. This flower printed green eyed kitty is a perfect example. Her stitched "seams" are evident around the facial features and her paws. She wears a large glitter decorated bow around her neck. The card is used and signed but remains in excellent condition. Clean, no folds, creases or tears. It measures approx. 4" x 6" (actual 3 15/16" x 5 15/16").
After a working relationship since 1916, the Coutts' company of Canada and the Hall Brothers of the USA Hallmark Company, entered into a shared company agreement in 1948. The manufacture mark on this card shows the trademark name of the two merging companies.
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