Vintage Christmas Cards!

This week I lucked into an antire BOX  of greeting cards and letters from the 60s and 70s.  Mostly Christmas.  And boy howdy let me tell you the graphic design eye candy that was inside was mind blowing.  First of all I had such a great time sorting through them all and reading the sweet letters to this family. (It came from an estate – I was lucky enough to nab it before the auctioneers cleaned out the house!)  After hours of pouring over hundreds of them, I’ve pulled out a few Christmas cards to show you that I think are extra special.

I LOVE this Santa in a beaded balloon.  It actually inspired some friends and I to consider a card making party next year!

This one is totally incredible.  I mean, what exactly is going on here?  A transvestite carnie Santa?  Believe it or not, there were actually TWO of these in the box.  I love that this family got this card twice.

Sadly you can’t see the glitter that this card is highlighted with.  But isn’t it just the sweetest thing ever?  And if I were a tattoo enthusiast like Mr. Crafter I’d be tempted to get that reindeer permanently on my body.  I love it that much.

Classic, simple, beautiful.  Perfect.

I love this one.  Nighttime snowflakes and presents… dreamy…

How much do you love this sassy little kitten?  I actually had a hard time choosing which adorable kitten Christmas card to show you – there were so many!

And lastly, check out this pretty Christmas lady.  I like to imagine her name is Merry.  Also, I want to live in that house.

I can tell that from now on I’ll be checking out old greeting cards instead of passing them by like I always did before!  And I think I’ll start keeping the ones people give me.  Maybe at my estate sale someone will be glad I did.

5 thoughts on “Vintage Christmas Cards!

  1. You really lucked out! I LOVE santa in the leotard! And that first card is so incredible! It kind of makes me wish people sent more pretty cards instead of just a picture card (which I did this year).

  2. I love each and every one of these cards! Vintage cards and stationery are just about my favourite things! What a lovely find.

  3. So cute…I love vintage cards, too. They have to sweetest graphics & colors and even the script is prettier than what you find today. That Santa on a tightrope sure is a hoot.
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. What a find! I love old cards and stationary. When I was little, my great-grandma would haul out this giant box of all her old cards from years past and let me cut out pretty things and paste them onto construction paper or doilies.

  5. Do you know – reading this post actually gave that old butterflies in the tummy feeling I used to get at Christmas as a kid. A lot of the images reminiscent of the jangling mish-mash that was my 70′s kid hood *sigh* and thank you.

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