Mother’s Day is fast approaching and it is both fun and fascinating to look at vintage cards for inspiration. Typical motifs for this annual celebration of mom include kittens, butterflies and birds (also common motifs for May Came Home jewelry!)
This research brought to our attention the Hallmark Archives at headquarters in Kansas City, MO. The company, which was started in 1910 by Joyce Hall, has preserved thousands of cards and original art documenting its history. Employees can access the collection both in person and digitally for product inspiration.
It also brought to our attention another "unsung" female artist, Mary Hamilton. Hamilton worked at Hallmark for 60 years, illustrating hundreds of cards and was a fan favorite.
Don't forget to send a card (or jewelry) to a mom you love.
Vintage Hallmark Mother's Day Card by Mary Hamilton
Bye Bye Birdie pendant May Came Home
Vintage Mother's Day Card with popular motifs
Butterfly pendant and cat earrings, May Came Home