In 1945, a loving son sent this Valentine's Day card to his mother, Mrs. George Laidlaw in Ingersoll, Ontario. Likely sent from Italy given the illustration inside, the card conveys all the love and well-wishes of a son keen to return home after service overseas.
This stamp produced during the First World War depicts the death of British nurse Edith Cavell, renowned and admired for helping save the lives of hundreds of soldiers. She was executed by German forces in occupied Belgium on October 12, 1915. Her death was memorialized in several mediums, including the stamp featured here.
During the Second World War, the transport division of the Canadian Red Cross contributed in driving and servicing motor vehicles and providing First Aid. This holiday greeting card features a message of health, friendship, and good news, and a popular illustration also found in other cards such as "The need for blood" which can be found here in the Wartime Canada website.