birthday card

A Victorian birthday card in the form on an envelope. On the front is 'laced' die cut and embossed paper, with gold decorations, depicting a dove, two crucifix, an anchor, a lamb and an angel as well as floral motifs. There is an oval section within this, with a textile piece behind. Within this is a coloured die cut floral arrangement and a ribbon bow. The other side opens out in four flaps. Inside this is a poem, entitled 'A Birthday Wish' is printed onto a textile within circular 'laced' paper border. On top of this are two pieces of colourful die cut floral decorations.

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