Girl with donkey, ca. 1880's
Shaped cards foreshadow the trend toward novelty that overtook the holiday card business at the end of the 1880's. The verse by Frederick Langbridge reads:
Of all the gifts that fate can send To make your journey blest, An honest friend, a loyal friend Is rarest, dearest, best This boon may fate accord to you, The path of life to cheer-- Friends no wise few, and all as true As this depicted here.