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Birthday Cards

Birthday Cards

  • Place of origin:

    Kent (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1968 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Noel Tatt Greetings Cards (printers and publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour printed card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jennifer Leaver

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This birthday card, one of a group of 269, was given to and kept by Jennifer Leaver (née Davies). The cards were given to her by a range of relatives and friends and span from 1957 to1975 - the dates of her first to her eighteenth birthday.
Jennifer was born in 1957 and the cards reflect progression of typography, imagery and graphic styles for birthday cards, spanning over three decades.

The cards also reflect the changing and age appropriate imagery chosen by greetings card companies as well as the choices made by those who selected and sent the cards to Jennifer as she grew older.
Some of the earlier younger cards commonly show childish scenes often including illustrated baby animal characters, whereas later cards reflect perceived changes of interest for a growing girl such as images of flowers, fashions and music.

Physical description

Colour printed card showing a dog or puppy with black ears, surrounded by pink flowers against a yellow background.

Place of Origin

Kent (printed and published)


1968 (printed and published)


Noel Tatt Greetings Cards (printers and publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour printed card

Marks and inscriptions

To wish you a / Happy Birthday
Printed message in red inside the card.

To Jennifer / love / Georgina
Handwritten message in blue ink inside the card.

Printed and Published by / Noel Tatt Greetings Cards / Hythe . Kent . England
Printed on the back of the card near the bottom.


Length: 15.1 cm, Width: 10.1 cm, Width: 20.0 cm opened

Object history note

One of 269 cards donated by Jennifer Leaver (née Davies) that have been given to her on her birthdays from 1-18 from family and friends.

Descriptive line

colour printed card with an illustration of a puppy against a yellow background, a Noel Tatt card, printed in England, 1968. Given to Jennifer Leaver (nee Davies) on her twelfth birthday.




Colour printing

Subjects depicted

Dog; Puppy (dog)


Children & Childhood; Greeting cards

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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