“A Happy Christmas Day
I hope you find this Christmas Day
The best you ever spent;
I hope it dawns with happiness
And closes with content.”
Signed, “Sis. Margaret.” A beautiful Buzza Company Christmas card of candles and holly done in unusual colors of purple, aqua, pink, shimmery gold-tone and with black accents bringing out the Art Deco style.
George E. Buzza (1883 – 1957) founded The Buzza Company in Minneapolis, MN and started printing greeting cards in 1910. In 1928 he sold 52 percent of his stock in the company and moved to California. There he went into partnership with a former business associate and was president of the Hollywood greeting card company, Buzza-Cardozo. Buzza was hugely successful and is known for his innovative use of color, and employing well-known artists and writers.
See the detailed Find A Grave entry for George Earl Buzza, as well as the Buzza lofts article below. This Christmas card is the second Buzza card we’ve found, so we’ll start a new website category, and since there are a number of newspapers articles available we’ll put up a separate post for this publisher in the near future (to be able to add a little to others’ excellent research.)
Christmas card, circa 1910 – 1920s. Publisher: The Buzza Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Price: $20.00 Size: 3 and 1/8 x 6 and 3/4″
Sources: Koutsky, L. (2013, April 23) Checking out the buzz at Buzza Lofts. The Journal. Retrieved from: http://www.journalmpls.com/voices/voices/checking-out-the-buzz-at-buzza-lofts
Find A Grave Memorial# 109769477. April 30, 2013. Find A Grave. Web accessed December 25, 2015.