For those who love old fashioned Christmas images, there's just something undeniably magical when it comes to the holiday cheer delivered through antique and vintage Christmas cards. For those who collect old ephemera or appreciate a unique Christmas card with maybe a bit of a retro or mid-century style, we've gathered a rather large selection, with many yet to come!
Send Christmas cheer to that dear aunt with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a white rabbit tucked away in a red boot trimmed with white flocked "fur" and evergreen garnish with Christmas bells. The card cover says, "Hello, Auntie!" and the message inside reads:But everyone would like to have an auntie just like you because you're nice as you can be and you do such nice things, too! Merry Christmas, Auntie - Here's lots of love.Back of card has th..
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 -..
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!
Send love and Christmas greetings to your nephew with this unused vintage Norcross die cut Christmas card featuring a young boy wearing flocked red footed pajamas and matching stocking hat, delighted with his haul of Christmas toys. The card cover reads: "For You, Nephew Merry Christmas." Open the card to find a 3D tree at the fold, with a message inside that reads: "For such a very nice Nephew, Christmas should be just right. So here comes love and a big wish, to..
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..
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..
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..
Another fabulous, unused flocked Christmas card from Norcross, this two-sided standing Santa holds a miniature Christmas tree with ornaments, and a gift tag on the front that says Hi! Merry Christmas, while the reverse side shows Happy New Year, Too! The card is constructed with a horizontal slot at the base of the card back and an attached flab at the base of the front half that has a tab to insert into the back to help it stand.The message inside the card reads:Coming..
An unopened package of four Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting a Christmas tree with antique candle lights, garland and candy canes and stock-on tags with a stack of presents off to the side. Great for using on gifts or even for crafting!
The stick-on Christmas trees are approx. 4-1/2 inch high, while the name tags are 3 inch wide and 1 inch high (on the left side).
Product number is marked as 29XS 72-1. Given the $0.29 original price..
An unopened package of four sheets of Hallmark press-on / stick on seal trims with tags depicting Santa with his rosy red cheeks full of delight over the bag full of Christmas gifts carried in his back. A separate smaller sticker depicts a pile of three Christmas gifts, also accompanied by a small square stick-on name tag.
For size reference, the Santa press-on sticker is approx. 4-1/2 inch high.
Product number is marked as 29XS 70-1. Given the $0.29 original ..
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..
I love the simple yet beautiful color combination and design in this unused 1950s Sunshine mid century vintage Christmas greeting card in gold, white, and green. The outer edges of the card front are framed in embossed white holly leaves with gold evergreen pine, with Christmas bell, tree, and ornament to add to the card's Christmas greeting message: 'Christmas morning never dawns, its evening never ends without a though of good old times a though of good old friends.' ..
An unused vintage letter from Santa to Dearest Friend, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter talks about Santa's preparations for Christmas and the approaching sleigh ride with reindeers bringing good cheer and wishes for joy.With a picture of Santa, his finger to his lips hushing the team of reindeer all geared up and ready for the Christmas trip, with snow-topped roof..
From Norcross and likely dating to the late 1950s or early 1960s, an unused two-sided vintage flocked Santa Christmas card, featuring a jolly Santa playing a squeeze box concertina (likely on its way to be a gift under the nearby Christmas tree), looking to be in mid-hop as he does a joyful Christmas jig. The message inside the card reads:Sing a song of Christmas that happy time is here! So be merry every minute and have a happy year!Back of card has the Norcross 'N' mark, an..
A beautiful, unused vintage Hallmark greeting card offering a Christmas Prayer by Peter Marshall. The soft green parchment paper shows a winter church scene, with a river in the foreground and the eye drawn to a horse-drawn carriage in front of and parishioners entering a country church. The cover cover is printed with the following Christmas Prayer by Chaplain Peter Marshall, chaplain of the United States Senate:And we do pray, Lord Jesus, that as we celebrate Thy birt..
Jolly Santa brings vintage greetings to Dad this holiday season with this unused Hallmark Hi Pop-Pop die cut Christmas card. Santa's rosy cheeks, nose and lips area brought further to life with the white glistening mica glitter that is scattered around his beard. The inner left panel has a black and white drawing of Santa and his sleigh aloft in the skies behind a team of eight reindeer. The message on the right side reads:Just a little Christmas card but coming with it,..
An unused vintage letter from Santa, accompanied with the envelope, marked Personal on the front and From Santa Claus by Secret Agreement with Montgomery Ward on the back. The letter is addressed Dear Little Chum and talks about Christmas magic and the reindeer and how, together, they'll be bringing joy on Christmas day.With a picture of Santa changing out of his boots and slipping his slippers onto his feet, while a young spotted fawn is curled sleeping nearby, two adult dee..
Unused vintage Hallmark New Year greeting card depicting an adorable little dog wearing a red Christmas stocking cap, with a sprig of holly berries on his ear. The front of the card reads 'HI, Happy New Year' with another colorful drawing of this precious puppy on the inside flap, as he runs full speed ahead. The full greeting on the inside reads 'Hi there! Happy New Year! Here's a special wish for you for lots of joy and happiness and luck the new year through.' Ba..
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..
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,..
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..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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. / ..
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..
A beautiful vintage Christmas card, likely dating to the 1960s, featuring an inspirational verse by Helen Steiner Rice, framed in pinkish red poinsettia flowers and evergreen boughs, along with pink and golden curly cues. The card cover reads:
Thinking of You
A New Inspirational Verse
Helen Steiner Rice
What more can we ask
of the Savior
Than to know
we are never alone —
that His mercy
and love are unfailin..
A precious 1950s vintage Hallmark holiday Christmas money greeting card with a slightly embossed, die cut Christmas tree design and 10 slots in the front cover to hold ten dimes. Rather large, this card is approx. 9" high and 6-1/2" wide. Santa stands next to the tree, while a ball, teddy bear, doll, and black cat sit under the tree, while the caption at the card top reads "A magic money tree for you". Open the unused card to find the inside greeting:
'Money doesn't gro..