Antique and vintage cards ... they're timeless and, despite their age, warm sentiments never get old. Vintage greeting cards send messages of love on special occasions — Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day and birthdays — closing the gaps of time and miles with simple, tender words.
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An unused 10-dime Gibson money Christmas card featuring Santa and his reindeer of 1950s vintage. The front of the vintage card shows Santa and one of his reindeer at the doorway of a red country barn, all decked out for holiday travel. Santa's beard and the white fur trim of his suit are decorated with glistening mica glitter. At the front barn loft 'window' is the first dime insert; open the fold-out card to find a Christmas tree on the second panel, glistening with mica gli..
Beautiful unused 1950s mid century vintage Sunshine greeting card in blue, gold and white, with three wise men kneeling and standing in reference to the Christmas star shining bright above the palatial city of Bethlehem. An angel hovers over the three kings in the upper left-hand corner, while this greeting of A Child is Born fills the oval center:A Child is BornIt happened so long ago it's hard to believethat because of it, tonight candles are lit,bells ring, children sing -..
For a bit of a nutty Christmas greeting card for Dad, here's an unused vintage Hallmark Christmas card shaped like a walnut. The embossed pleated shell is decorated with a red bow along with a gift tag that says "To put it in a nutshell, Dad". Fold the card's nut shell open to reveal a gray squirrel wearing a red Santa hat and holding a sign that says "You're the greatest! Merry Christmas". Back of card has the Hallmark mark, and 15x 476-1 / Hallmark Cards, Inc. / ..
Adorable vintage die cut Hallmark Christmas greeting card depicting the cutest of young reindeer, with the spotted fawn sporting little golden antler knobs atop his head. Around his neck is an evergreen Christmas wreath with a variety of colorful holiday ornaments. The top-folding card reads "Hi, Brother!" above his head, with the inside greeting of:Wishing you a Christmas
That is happy all day through,
Because it's so much fun to have
A brother as nice as you!
1950s vintage Gibson Christmas card featuring Santa, with the pom-pom and brim of his Christmas Santa hat having cutouts to insert five dimes. The card cover is the Santa hat folding over his face and reads "Christmas Dimes for You" with one dime at the bottom pom pom edge. Open the card and the inner part of the hat readsLook what's here And just for you --Five Christmas dimesAll bright and newAnd each one brings A wish to sayHope you haveA happy day!Measures appro..
Unused vintage Gibson greeting card with snowflakes and a bright pink sleigh on the cover loaded with ornaments, presents, and a tree, while inside is a green honeycomb tissue Christmas tree with Christmas tree candles printed on the card. The card cover says Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! with the inside reading 'Here's hoping your Christmas will turn out to be as gay and as bright as the lights on the tree. And here's hoping the New Year is might nice, too, and brings e..
Precious unused vintage holiday greeting card from Greetings, featuring a Christmas tree being decorated by three sweet young angels, all decorated with a light sprinkling of mica glitter. The card cover wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, with the inside reading 'With every good wish - For every nice thing - A wonderful Christmas Day - Ever can bring!'Card measures 7-1/8 inches long and 3-7/8 inches wide, and comes with its original envelope, both in excellent con..
An unused vintage Hallmark Christmas card with a glossy cut out image of a holiday poinsettia basket over a gold die cut cover that resembles a lace doily. Inside, the full-length red sheet says 'Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From'. Open the card one page further for the full greeting: 'All of us are joining in when Christmas time is here to send our warmest wishes for this seasons and all year - May Christmas time be just the start of a year that holds in store happines..
1950s vintage Hallmark Christmas money card depicting a Christmas stocking full of toys, with a built-in plastic box for inserting coins. (Feeling generous? You could always insert dollar bills!) The card edges are finished with a pinking shears zigzag edge. The card front greeting is printed on a gift tag cutout top and says 'To wish you a merry Christmas'. Open the card and the holiday wishes read: 'Here's a Christmas stocking that's a very special one because it brings you..
A charming colorful vintage die cut Christmas card from The NewBury Guild depicting Santa driving an old-fashioned delivery truck, loaded down with Christmas presents. The overhang on the truck front reads Here Comes Santa, with the side panel labeled Nick Claus ~ Christmas Delivery. The back of the card is equally charming, with a truck overhang reading There Goes Santa above an even larger collection of wrapped packages, with a decorated Christmas tree making the delivery c..
Doll #3 from the Land of Make Believe Hallmark doll card series, this is Mary Mary Quite Contrary, issued in 1947. This die cut card is one of the paper dolls created by Hallmark artist Vivian "Viv" Trillow Smith. The card has a couple of gentle creases, but no tears, and Mary is missing the feather in her hat.Card measures approx. 5-7/8 inch long, 5 inch wide. Marked on the back with simply A Hallmark Card / Viv...
With a bold, stylish flare that hints of a Rat Pack era design, this fabulous unused vintage 1950s / 1960s New Year's card will help start the new year in glittery style. The card front features a pair of martini glasses topped off by maraschino cherries, with a gold-trimmed 'Happiness for the New Year' greeting, against a white and red horizontal zebra stripe background, all accented by a splattering of bold black, gold, and silver spots, with silver glitter to finish it off..
Unused vintage Norcross Christmas card with side panels that fold and meet in the middle, opening like french doors. The split front features an outdoor countryside Winter scene, with two evergreen trees decorated with glitter to give them that Christmas tree look. One half of the card is finished in a dark teal blue color, the other half finished in a reddish pink. The card front greeting says 'With love at Christmas to Sister and her Husband', while inside the card says 'Co..
This unused vintage poodles Christmas card is small in size, but huge in charm, featuring two embossed white poodles, dressed in a touch of glitter and red-pink collars, standing near a Christmas tree. The greeting reads: 'A gift for you [open card] Hope you'll like it, too! Merry Christmas'. Measures 4-1/4 inch x 2-13/16 inch and is marked on the reverse 10X1369 - Greetings Inc. Accompanied by the original envelope, all in excellent condition. (The envelope shows only a hint..
Adorable 1950s red flocked vintage Hallmark money holder greeting card, die cut in the shape of a stocking. Peeking out from the stocking top is a gray mouse, just below the note 'There's something tucked inside this sock' (with the 's' actually a dollar sign). Inside the card reads 'And what it's 'sposed to do — is buy a little Christmas gift for me to give to you!! Merry Christmas Happy New Year'.The right side of the card is printed with a ribbon bow and bells, with a cut ..
Just way too cool (and super colorful!) this vintage 1950s Gibson holiday Christmas coin holder greeting card takes on the form of a Christmas Circus Train, with the card folding out into three panels to reveal a variety of circus animals - giraffe, seal, elephant, and tiger. The circus animals are hanging out of the train windows and joined by two circus clowns, all decorated with glistening mica to provide a wonderful finishing touch. As a child, it was always fun to receiv..
A precious unused vintage Hallmark Slim Jim Christmas greeting card for that special sister, with a hint of fruity, a touch of fashion, and finishing off with a warm and fuzzy feeling, thanks to a couple of adorable kitties (the second cat, inside, featured at the center of an image of a pink Christmas ornament). The card greeting reads:We cannot pick our SISTERS
Like an APPLE or a PEAR,
We cannot pick and choose them
Like we do the HAT we wear,
To think of all..
A perfect cat card for a kitty loving friend, here's an unused vintage Norcross New Years greeting card from Your Secret Pal for A New Year Wish. The front of the card features two adorable white kittens, decorated with white mica glitter, and playing on a string of blue holiday bells. The inside message reads:'A brand-new year is starting and your Secret Pal wouldn't miss the chance to send you greetings - the chance to wish you this - A year of health and happiness of luck,..
Unused vintage mid-century (1950s) die cut full face Santa greeting card with Merry Christmas across the top of Santa's stocking cap. Over one brow is a sprig of green and red holly with a touch of gold, and the embossed Santa hat pom pom is finished in a glistening gold.The left inside card panel is decorated with an open sack of colorful toys, with what appears to be a doll, drum and dollhouse. visible. The Christmas greeting on the right side of the card reads:When Santa c..
Unused vintage die cut Norcross Christmas greeting card depicting an adorable puppy dog with a red Christmas stocking cap, dialing a red rotary dial telephone, with a gray mouse sitting on the phone. It appears the mouse may be holding the script for the call (or possibly the child's Christmas present wish list??).The front of the card reads 'Hello, Grandma and Grandpa'. The full holiday greeting on the inside reads 'Calling up, Grandma and Grandpa, to say Hello! Have a merry..
If your sweetheart lady is one to love vintage hankies and is also a December baby, this Christmas poinsettia handkerchief birthday greeting card is sure to win her heart! The Treasure Masters birthday card handkerchief sleeve is embossed with red roses and other flowers, while the hanky itself has Christmas poinsettias around the edges and happy Santa on the inner segments. Hanky has oval All Cotton - Made In Philippines tag, along with the Sears, Roebuck & C..
Vintage unused Prize Christmas greeting card with a die cut fold-over, interlocking flap cover to complete a Christmas tree in true vintage style, all lit with candles. The cover reads Christmas Thoughts, with a scroll and scallop edging to the red frame. Inside the card reads To Greet You and all who gather around your Christmas tree with a cordial Merry Christmas and a Happy Year to be!Card measures 5-7/8 inch x 4-7/8 inch and is accompanied by its original envelope,..