I like to go to antique co-ops but I don't always find a doll worthy of buying. A little item that doesn't cost much, doesn't take up a lot of space, and feeds my need for visual stimulation is the post card. Here are two from my collection for Christmas. The one on the left is postmarked 1907. The other says 1920.
The little verse reads
May Santa have treasures for you in store.
All that you wish for and even more,
So that your Christmas be full of joy,
Goodies delight you, and many a toy.