These examples are from a friend's collection.
Some had little pockets where a little greetings card or note could be placed - aren't they amazing? Seemingly most were embroidered by Belgian and French women and finished off (cut and mounted on card) at factories.
They were very popular with men serving at the front to send home to loved ones. While the cards themselves are lovely I think that the circumstances in which they were sent and received adds poignancy to what we see when we look at them now.
I wonder if they brought comfort?
I wonder how many of them were the last word or gift from a loved one.
How beautiful ... and incredibly sad.