Thirteen states have chosen a state shell. North Carolina has the Scotch Bonnet . You can check and see if your state is among the shell-honoring at http://www.jaxshells.org/listing.htm.
In this post, we show a variety of popular shell postcards and "shell border" designs from before 1915. If you love the beach the way we do, you may already have glass containers of shells you’ve collected or other shell art. Shell postcards frame up nicely, and would make a colorful addition to your shell collecting finds – just don’t expose postcards to bright light or display them (even framed) anywhere that moisture gathers.