Your collection of Greeting Cards, given to you over the years, is priceless, so before you decide to toss them out please consider this story.
The oldest Greeting Card in my collection is one my Dad presented my Mom a few hours after I was born on March 5th, 1960.
To appreciate this you must understand that, even after 8 yrs. in America, and 3+ yrs. knowing my Mom, Dear Ol' Dad's grasp of English, and of American customs, still left MUCH to be desired. :-D
Anywho, happy as a clam at the birth of yours truly, Pops floats on Cloud 9 to the hospital gift shop looking for something to present to Herself who was busily recuperatin' from her recent exertions. :-D
After much (one presumes) thought he settles on a pretty looking card with a white and green flower design on the front and insides.
I imagine it was the sentiment expressed on the inside of the card that got his attention: "Just Couldn't Forget YOU On A Day Like THIS!" The outside of the card said HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! But, of course, what did he know from St. Patrick, right? :-D
To further give you an idea of his state of mind, there's this: In red, but CROSSED OUT in blue, is his signature: With the first name misspelled...
Underneath that, in blue, he signs it correctly. ;-D
The card is a litle brown along the top edge, but, after 48+ years has not lost any of the green color of the flowers. :-D
The card was published by BUZZA-CARDOZO of Hollywood Ca. and its product code number is also clear. The price was all of 10 cents, if I read it right. :-D