Today, holy cards are experiencing a revival. Catholic bookstores report increasing sales. The new cards, however aren't quite like the old ones. With a nod to modern technology, they are often encased in or printed on plastic, although paper versions are still available. Many cards are purchased by individuals who want a bookmark or a special prayer to carry with them.” It is so often that people collect these and store them in a book or a drawer and then forgotten about. They were something very special to some for various reasons, and its a bit eerie that they had the presence of mind to sign and date on the back, as this marks as the perfect time stamp during a part of their history. These cards belonged to my great grandmother, she never missed a Sunday worship, while wearing her finest... For her church was an event.. These prayer cards are authentic , they belonged to my great grandmother who collected them. These are in almost mint condition with no defects or signs of aging . It is in excellent condition for it's age, surprisingly held up through the years. The intact makes this card even more of a find..This card is from 1901 .
Holy Family is in pristine condition for its age of 1901--it is an original family heirloom which belonged to my great grandmother- she really preserved these very well.. if your an avid ephemera collector or prayer card collector this would be an awesome addition to your collection I hope this beautiful piece of history makes you take a stroll down memory lane..I hope this card serves you well, it would be great for your prayer card collection or your artist trading card projects , or even framed on your wall or nightstand. You could also laminate it and use it as a bookmark for your holy bible.