Vintage Postcard Reproductions
 


Shore Chic Collections of "Greetings From" Postcards

These wonderful collections are copies of vintage postcards from the 1920's, 30', 40's & 50s
Each card represents a different beach town, showing fabulous images of local landmarks
and of beautiful days gone by.

One of the latest Wedding trends is using table names in place of numbers. We've had brides name their tables everything from song titles to seashell names, Island names, to 80's bands, etc..
but what could be better for a Beach themed Wedding than actual names of Beaches?

Place our single sided reproduction Vintage Postcards in 4"x6" frames and place them on your guests tables instead of table numbers. They are available double sided as well,  for use with table marker clips. Simply direct your guests to their "beach" via their escort cards

EXAMPLE:

They can also be used as wishing well cards or even as Save the Dates! (see below)
We can customize them to include your Wedding information on the back.
Call for details. 732-497-0947

 

       
 

"Greetings From" New Jersey
Vintage Postcard Collection

Sea Bright Post Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

This "GREETINGS FROM" New Jersey Set includes beautiful, color reproduction postcards with vintage images from the following towns:

ASBURY PARK, ATLANTIC CITY, AVALON, AVON-BY-THE-SEA, BEACH HAVEN, BELMAR, BRADLEY BEACH, CAPE MAY, HIGHLANDS, KEANSBURG, LAVALLETTE, LONG BRANCH, MANASQUAN, OCEAN CITY, OCEAN GROVE, POINT PLEASANT BEACH, SEA BRIGHT, SEA GIRT, SEA ISLE CITY, SEASIDE HEIGHTS, SEASIDE PARK, SPRING LAKE & WILDWOOD, LONG BEACH ISLAND, AVALON, RED BANK and Greetings from NEW JERSEY as the cover card.

New Jersey Postcard Set of 26
 4"x6"color postcard prints

Postcard (back) style- $49.99
Double sided (for Table Cards) $59.99

 

 


 
 

   " Greetings From" Florida
Vintage Postcard Collection


This "GREETINGS FROM" Florida Set includes beautiful, color reproduction postcards with vintage images from the following towns:

CLEARWATER, CORAL GABLES, DAYTONA BEACH FORT LAUDERDALE, FORT MEYERS, HOLLYWOOD BEACH, JACKSONVILLE, KEY WEST, LAKE WORTH, LARGO, LONG BEACH, MELBOURNE, MIAMI, ORLANDO, PALM BEACH, PANAMA CITY, SARASOTA, SILVER SPRINGS, ST. AUGUSTINE, ST. PETERSBURG & TAMPA

Florida Postcard Set
includes  21   4"x6" color postcard prints

Postcard style- $35.99
Double sided $44.99

 

 

 

Greetings from Key West Florida

 
   
 

" Greetings From" Massachusetts
Vintage Postcard Collection


The latest addition to our ShoreChic™ "GREETINGS FROM" Collection is Massachusetts' famous beaches and coastal points.

Set includes beautiful, color reproduction postcards with vintage images from the following towns:

Boston, Cape Cod, Chatham, Dennisport, Gloucester, Harwichport, Hyannis, Martha's Vinyard, Nantasket, Nantucket, New Bedford, Oak Bluffs, Onset, Orleans, Provincetown & Wareham.

Massachusetts Postcard Set
includes 16 4"x6" color postcard prints

Postcard (back) style- $29.99
Double sided (table cards) $39.99

 

 

 

Orleans - Cape Cod - Massachusetts - Vintage Post Cards from ShoreChic.com

 
       
       
 

New for 2011 - Wedding Beach Badges Placecards / Escort CardsBeach Badge Save the Date

Use 5x5" beach badges
designed to inform
of your upcoming event!

Custom Beach Badge SAVE THE DATES
are as unique as you are...

Designed to coordinate with your wedding colors,
they come printed with your guests names
and table numbers or beach names.

Minimum order 30 badges - $3.99 each

Call to discuss your design ideas
or to place an order... 732-497-0947

  Beach Badge Save the Date Cards from Shroe Chic™
 

" Save the Date" Postcards

 



If you are planning a beach wedding are are looking for the perfect way to announce your big news and also let your guests know what is in store...we can turn any of our "Greetings From" Postcards into a Save the Date! You may choose any single postcard from any of our collections,
New Jersey, Florida, Massachucetts, etc.... and we will print your information on the back. Simply add a stamp and your guests will "Wish they were there"!

 

 

Minimum 40  4"x6"
color postcard "Save the Dates"
Personalized as low as $1.75 each

 

Choice of finish:
White FELT or Natural FELT (like ivory)

 

 

 

Save the Date - Postcards with Vintage Prints

 

  Call to see a sample of the Post card image you are interested in.   732-497-0947
 

 

A BIT OF FABULOUS HISTORY OF OUR NEW JERSEY BOARDWALKS

New Jersey is home to classic and legendary boardwalks. In the BEACH BUM GUIDE TO THE BOARDWALKS OF NEW JERSEY,  Authors and Walkers Richard Handschuch and Sal Marino tell you where to walk, what to see, how to get there and some history, some stories, some stats and some facts about the boardwalks of New Jersey.

EXCERPTS

During the early 1800s, the few towns found at the Jersey Shore remained unchanged � small fishing hamlets with perhaps a few huntinng lodges in the marshes. By the late 1800s, though, as railroads made shore towns more accessible to visitors from New York and Philadelphia, more and more people began to come.

Railroad connections were developed in the 1850s, largely through the efforts of Dr. Jonathan Pitney of Absecon, who was convinced that the people of Philadelphia could benefit from the healthy qualities of the sea at Absecon Beach. Pitney and his association set about building Atlantic City and part of the Camden and Atlantic Railroad went into operation on July 1, 1854.

Several railroads were constructed along the north Jersey coast, and by the end of the 1880s, Long Beach Island, Seaside Park, Brigantine, Ocean City, Ludlam’s Beach and Five Mile Beach (now Wildwood) were connected to the mainland by rails.

Hotel owners and railroad conductors became concerned about all the beach sand that was being tracked onto lobby carpets and into railroad cars. Planks of wood were temporarily laid on the sand as a walkway and were removed at the end of the season.

The Civil War interrupted development and postponed, for a while, the tourist boom. War-damaged railroads needed the iron rails, so local interests had to wait.

Although Atlantic City usually gets the credit, it was in Cape May that the first boards were laid down, in 1868. Atlantic City followed in 1870 and, later, was the first to raise its boardwalk.

As more and more people flocked to the shore, the need for a more permanent type of structure became apparent. Planners had to cope with the surf, the tides and access to the streets. “Build it and they will come” seemed to be their motto. The longer the boardwalk, the better.

In his 1889 book, Jersey Coast and Pines, historian Gustav Kobbe talks of the boards at Asbury Park and Ocean Grove: “Along the beach there is a well-kept plank walk one mile long, with seats and pavilions at intervals, joining the esplanade of Ocean Grove, thus giving an unbroken promenade of nearly two miles.”

As the seats and pavilions filled with people, eateries began to spring up. Tourists could walk the boardwalks, enjoy the views and, when the time came, find a snack or even dinner close by.

Boardwalks quickly became permanent structures in many shore towns. This meant that they had to be maintained throughout the year, whether they were used only in the summer or during cold winters as well.

The first boardwalk built on pilings in Ocean County was at Point Pleasant Beach in the 1890s. Permanent boardwalks were also constructed at Seaside Park, Bay Head, Lavallette and Beach Haven.

By the early 1900s many shore towns had planked walks, boardwalks or promenades. What had once been a practical means of getting to and from the beaches became a place to stroll, watch people and congregate. Here you could show off your finery, mingle with the rich and famous, meet your sweetie, enjoy the sun without getting sand in your shoes, chew salt water taffy and ogle the growing number of sights along the boards.

As the crowds grew, so did the businesses. Today boardwalks are where visitors go to enjoy rides, amusements, games of chance, arcades, and, of course, to shop and eat.

The first boardwalk amusements were built in the 1870s in Atlantic City. They were soon followed by fishing and amusement piers. Point Pleasant Beach and Seaside Heights began offering dozens of entertainments. Few resorts could resist the lure of the boards, though some, such as Long Beach Island, kept commercialism to a minimum.

Atlantic City, whose boardwalk is the only one written with a capital “B”, quickly became the entertainment mecca of the Jersey Shore and became known as “America’s Playground.” Sylvester B. Butler, a teacher from Pleasantville, wrote his mother in August of 1916:

“The Boardwalk is a very wide, substantial affair, about nine miles long, being from fifty to a hundred feet from the water’s edge all along. On the side away from the beach are the hotels and then all kinds of shops, such as one would find in any city, except that I would say there were more soda fountains and candy shops than on a regular city street; then there are some moving picture theaters, merry- go-rounds, shooting galleries, and other amusement places; also any number of what I suppose might be called terminals for the wheeled chairs...bath houses are also on that side of the walk; and to get from them to the beach you go under the walk � I don’t believe you ever see anybody on thee walk with their bathing suit. On the beach side of the walk, there are here and there long piers reaching out into the ocean, and on these piers are the principal amusement places of Atlantic City.”

And, from a publicity brochure: “Atlantic City’s Boardwalk is a metropolis in itself, a metropolis of joy, a metropolis of amusement, a metropolis of health, a metropolis of wonderful sights that can be seen in no other place in the world except on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.”

Boardwalks evolved from a practical way of getting to and from the beach to a commercial enterprise carrying tourists from hotels to hawkers.

“At the entrance to (Steel Pier) you are charged 10 cents thru the day, 15 cents at night, and this entitles you to the run of the pier; there are countless numbers of people going in all the time, and as they continue to run, I imagine there’s no money lost in the scheme, but you certainly get a good deal for your money,” according to Butler.

Today, boardwalks are used all year long as a more active public jogs or just walks for pleasure and health, and New Jersey offers a variety of boardwalks to meet the needs of everyone.

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