Created by the highly respected Dennison Manufacturing Company of Framingham, Massachusetts, this lovely invitation was meant for a child's party. We suspect these to have been produced in the 1920s or 1930s. The images are chromolithographed in a manner that makes them look as though they have been water colored on fine linen-like cardstock.
Each card measures 4-1/2 by 3-1/4 inches when closed and 8 by 3-1/4 inches when closed. When you fold open the two front panels, it simulates the two children walking through the outside door to greet the hostess in a pretty pink dress. The inside reads:
I'm going to have a party
And it will lovely be
If you will only come and have
A happy time with me.
Creation of such lovely pre-printed cards enabled an easy way to invite the guests. Previous to such greetings, one would either handwrite each invitation or have engraved invitations printed at the stationers' shop. The first method being quite time consuming; the second, quite expensive.
The accompanying envelope is gummed. Under the flap, the name Dennison's has been embossed. How much lovelier than pre-printed invitations of today.
We are showing two invitations so that you might have a glimpse at the inside. Each envelope comes with an envelope. Some envelopes show slight wear in color or slight foxing. The invitations are in excellent condition.