Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Private collection. Art and design copyright © Marcel Schurman
Up top is the Christmas card of the Vogenthaler family. Who are the Vogenthalers? Well, they were the family that hired Phoebe Moore to design this custom Christmas card back in 1950 or thereabouts. And I know from looking at the interior of the card that the family was a traditional 1950s-style American family: a mother, a father, and five kids, four boys and one girl. Beyond that, no idea. Below is a card sent to me by my TWoP Buffy forum pal Kelly, a.k.a. rocknrollgidget. It's appropriate that Kelly's card would echo a card created almost 60 years earlier, as I recall her being quite interested in the styles and fashions of the 50s, and I would not be at all surprised if she chose this card because of its retro styling.