An E-vite, Circa 1981

We had a kick-ass Hallmark shop in our neighborhood. It’s where we bugged our moms to buy us Peanuts stuff (always overpriced — did Charles M. Schulz know how much we kids were on the hook for Snoopy’s raincoat?) and where we went for our party invitations. This is actually a really classy one because it folded down the middle.


Party! We'll eat ice cream cake and watch "Clash of the Titans."

A sleepover, no doubt. So watch out — I’m really gonna be cranky and smell like Taco Doritos the next day.

Care Morency

Care is a writer living in the Chicago suburbs. She has worked as a journalist and in communications for her local library and park district. She is also a cat mom, a guitar player, a jewelry enthusiast, a survivor of the Reagan Administration and Princess Leia's long-lost little sister.

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5 thoughts on “An E-vite, Circa 1981

  1. Drahken says:

    That’s a card? It looks like it was lifted straight from the classic version of the Pay Day game.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    Great card – I’ve always loved that visual style. Although I tended to bug my mom for both Peanuts and Garfield stuff.
    @Drahken – nice comparison!

  3. Drahken says:

    That version of pay day was a fixture in my house when I was growing up, the artwork from it is second nature to me. As soon as I saw the pic of that card, it immediately brought the game to mind.

  4. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Great art style, kinda like Yellow Submarine.
    Puts me in a retro arty mood.

    Yeah, we used to play Pay Day regularly and dream of winning the lottery (or just picking the right card).
    We canucks had the green box for the game. Still have it, in bits and pieces.
    It saddens me to have to throw it away, but that lottery card might be missing.

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