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40 years ago: Special Christmas cards for Hallmark founder on display in Lawrence bank

December 10, 2010


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 10, 1970:

  • Two of the special Christmas cards designed by Hallmark artists for company founder Joyce C. Hall were on display at the First National Bank. The cards, which had been presented to Hall in 1968 and 1969, were in the shape of Christmas trees and each stood more than five feet tall. The 1969 card included more than 154 hand-made decorations and a hidden sound system playing recorded Christmas music. A special card was made for Hall each year and was signed by the thousands of Hallmark workers, 800 of whom were working at the Lawrence plant. The custom of making a special card for the founder had originated in the 1930s.
  • The Lawrence area had a bizarre weather forecast for the next 24 hours - first a tornado watch during the afternoon, and then plummeting temperatures and a 70 percent chance of snow overnight.
  • Nine unidentified men had robbed the Don McDow liquor store, 1510 W. 23rd, on the previous night. They had simply walked in and walked out with several bottles of assorted liquor. The clerk had made no attempt to stop the group “because of their number and their belligerent attitude,” according to the police report.


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