By the 1920s and 1930s, more parents were able to afford stationery outfits for their adorable off-spring; an early start to letter writing that could create a lifetime's love for letter writing.
Cute colourful illustrations covered the wallets and on the stationery itself. Sometimes there would be an association with a popular character or a film such as Snow White.
By the 1950s, character products were on the increase, primarily because of the influence of television.
From love letters to celebrity communications, letters were the way centuries of people communicated.
However, with the onset of digital texting, emailing etc. is the art of letter writing dying? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
When was the last time you received a letter? Do you still write letters?
Letters for many were the lifeline for love, emotions and secrets. The excitement of receiving a personal letter in the post never seemed to abate. During the Second World War they even carried their own codes on the back of them.
How many of these can you still recall SWALK, HOLLAND, FRANCE and BELFAST. There were even more risque ones like EGYPT, BURMA and NORWICH.
Today, it may appear that stationery outfits have disappeared, pushed aside by the rise of social media and texting, but there are a few sets still out there . . . but for how much longer?
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Children's Stationery Image Courtesy fo Robert Opie Museum Of Brands