Item/Description: Vintage 1972 Holly Hobbie Commemorative Edition “Happy Memories Warm the Heart - Christmas 1972” American Greetings holiday-themed plate.
The charming imagery depicted on the face side of the plate, beneath the heartwarming message “Happy Memories Warm the Heart - Christmas 1972,” is that of a little girl with braided pigtails, her arm companionably wrapped around the back of her beloved kitty cat. They are both seated in front of their fireplace gazing at the warm and brightly glowing cozy fire. Christmas stockings dangle above the fireplace, having been “hung by the chimney with care,” and strewn behind her are several of her toys. Surrounding this precious imagery, all around the rim of the plate, is additional decorative imagery depicting a variety of fruits, greenery and ?holly.
Age/Period: Vintage - 1972 (1970s)
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Face side of plate is marked: “Holly Hobbie A.G.”
*Underside of plate is marked: “Holly Hobbie Commemorative Edition - American Greetings Corp. Cleveland, U.S.A. - MCMLXXII - Made in U.S.A.”
Size/Measurements: Approximately 10 ½" in diameter
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Mint without box!
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