Here's an old children's birthday card issued by The Gazette and Daily, the predecessor to the newspaper I have worked for since 2000 — the York Daily Record/Sunday News.
The card must have been printed prior to 1970, when, following an ownership change, the Gazette and Daily nameplate was retired and the York Daily Record came into existence.
My best guess is that this dates to the 1940s or 1950s. And it's in great condition, given that possible age.
The full text of the card states:
Here's to somebody
Who's seven to-day;
May you always be happy
At work or at play.
THE GAZETTE AND DAILY
BOYS' AND GIRLS' NEWSPAPER
I asked about the card on Facebook, and one person found them to be familiar: "Yes, I remember getting those and when my Mother passed away I came across the enrollment letter that my Aunt sent to the G&D to have me enrolled. She wrote it like it was from my older brother."
Apparently, the you also got your name printed in the newspaper if you were part of this Birthday Club. One thing that's neat is that there was obviously a separate card for each age, since the poem is geared toward somebody's seventh birthday.
If anyone else has memories of this program offered by the Gazette and Daily, please share them in the comments section!