The first UNICEF greeting card was created in 1949 and is shown here. The card launched a worldwide fund raising activity for UNICEF that continues to this day, with the. Total number of cards printed in the hundreds of millions. The story of how the greeting cards began is part of Unicef folklore.
The first design was a picture of a maypole painted on glass by a seven-year-old Czechoslovakian girl. Dzitka and her classmates were regular drinkers of Unicef milk, and the paintings they produced. Were a'thank-you', sent off to Unicef's bureau in Prague by their teacher. Picture of children dancing round the maypole went to Vienna, where one of UNICEF Executive.Director Maurice Pate's bright young women Grace Holmes Barbey, sent out on an information. Gathering mission wrapped it up and took it back to New York.
In October 1949, small numbers. Of a card using Dzitka's design were produced as a modest fund-raiser. The item "ORIGINAL UNICEF`S FIRST GREETING CARD" is in sale since Friday, July 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Paper\Vintage Greeting Cards\Christmas". The seller is "djchmboca-2" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida.
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