José the Chihuahua and his Paper Doll Family

Posted on: September 8, 2015

I found these two 1950s Christmas cards in a box of stationary purchased last year at thrift shop Mid-South Outlet. They each came with four removable paper dolls (that fit right in Santa’s bag!) with the each person’s name, or nickname, on them: Buddy (Francis the father), Betty (Betand the mother), Lynda (their little angel), and José (the chihuahua).


I was able to find Betand using Google and Facebook and sent her a message and photographs. I figured they were so adorable, and old enough, that she may not have copies and would love to have them again. She was thrilled!

Many hugs to a special person.” – Betand

I returned the Christmas cards to Betand and her family on 8 September 2015.


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