Mail was not only a way of communicating with loved ones, but was absolutely necessary for keeping up the moral on both the battlefront and the homefront. Because of this, many stationery and postcard kits were produced to help the servicemen and women keep up with their letter writing. The following are examples of these kits that I've collected so far.
"Thinking of You"
This kit folds out to reveal a pin-up girl.
"Strictly Private Notes"
"Don't Forget to Write"
"Keep'em Smiling" Stationery kit.
"Comix" Army Stationery
Artwork done by Bill Mauldin.
Army themed holiday stationery kit.
Navy themed holiday stationery kit.
With original box.
"Keep 'Em Smiling"
Pin-Up girl stationery.
"Spence Easley Goes to War!" Stationery Kits.
Series 1 Army
Series 2 Navy
"When You Write"
"Keep 'Em Smilin"
Camp Davis postcard set.
Patriotic stationery kit.
U.S. Army Air Force themed stationery.
Over-Seas Mailing Box.
With instructions on the side.
The box would be used to ship items to soldiers serving overseas.
Unused Quartermaster tags for shipping items.
These stickers were used to seal envelopes or placed on packages to be sent to servicemen.
Western Union "Fast Letter".
71st Infantry Division stationery.
Various patriotic stationery.
Various Military Themed Postcards.
Military themed card and stamps.
V mail, or Victory Mail, reduced the amount of space needed to deliver mail by reducing a letter to a thumbnail size image that would be enlarged upon arrival and printed.
A'TENSHUN! Stationery Kits.
2nd AAF Stationary.
207th AAF Base Unit.
Army Stationary Kit.
The calendar inside is dated 1943.
Red White and Blue Book.
Booklet containing postcards.