My dad had to go to New York after a hurricane hit the East coast when I was young. He was there to assess damage and was gone for 3 long months. Each day in the mail he sent me a Hallmark Doll Card. I eventually had all three collections... Land of Make Believe... Dolls of Many Nations... Little Women (from the book).
I remember waiting for the mailman and savoring the experience of opening the envelope. Each doll, whether girl or boy, had a colored feather in their hat, and a colored sequin someplace on their clothing. Inside the card was the story of that character. I loved to stand them around my room on every open surface and then take them down and sort them according to gender or genre. When my dad finally came home he brought me the albums that held the dolls. I had them for a long, long, time... and like many things from the past they disappeared.
One day when I was browsing Ebay, I came across a few of the cards. I just bought one so I could hold it in my hands again. One of these days I'll do a scrapbook layout with it. Such fond memories!