Linda M. - 1969
I’ve always loved cards and started making cards for my family when I was seven. All the cards seemed so lovely and precious. I just couldn’t throw any of them away! My collection begins with letters I received from classmates when my family moved from Topeka, KS to Anchorage, AK in 1968.
As I neared the 50-year mark of my collection, I wanted to share it with others. I hope you find it as fascinating as I do!!
Linda M. - back row, third from the left
If you would like to contribute to my collection, please send me a card! I would love to hear from you. (Please include $20 US to cover the cost of scanning, documenting, and uploading your card to the site.)
My Life in Cards
PO Box 5433
Topeka, KS 66609
You may also pre-pay a card upload or provide a donation online
Do you want to create your own 'My Life in Cards' site? Email me, and I can discuss your options with you - firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to just scan in your cards and store them on your phone, I can recommend the Greeting Card Capture app for the iPhone.
For this project, I'm using a system of two scanners. I use the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i to capture the inside and back of the card in a second. I then scan the front of the card using my Epson ET-2750. I found using the larger scanner creates a richer, more vibrant image. For embossed cards or other cards that don't scan well, I take a photo with my phone or use the Greeting Card Capture app. Images from Greeting Card Capture can be downloaded by logging into iCloud and clicking on Photos.
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At the age of 33, Linda M. found herself recently divorced from her husband of eight years and terribly, terribly alone. She realized that if she were to die, no one would know the wonderful ways in which God had revealed himself to her in her life. These are those stories.
Every effort is being made to the make the collection universally accessible. I will continue to work with the posted images and pdf files to improve their accessibility over time.
As of 5/29/2020
Number of cards in online collection to date – 986
Percent of collection uploaded - 71%
Number of hours to scan, document, and upload online collection – 106.9 Manufacturers represented in the collection -
|Manufacturer||# of Cards||% of Collection|
|Paper Magic Group||18||2%|
|Recyled Paper Products, Inc.||11||1%|
Number of Senders – 440
A breakdown of these senders by their relationship to me. The # of cards received exceeds the total number of cards in the collections because many cards have more than one sender listed. If a large group of people signed a card, I did not list everyone separately.
|Relationship||Cnt||# of Cards
Received from Group
Here is a breakdown of the number of cards received by occasion.
|Thinking of You||94|
|Clean Time Birthday||26|
|Just for Fun||3|