I am not sure anyone realizes just how many Christmas images there are out there! And seriously, I couldn’t help but love every single one of these vintage Christmas card and holiday art images. I had a hard time narrowing it down to the few I am sharing on this post. Christmas holds so many meanings for people; from Santa Clause to Kris Kringle to Father Christmas, the traditions are similar, but a bit different to each one of us. I hope that these images focus on the similarities for each of us and remind you of the magic of Christmas.
The magic of Christmas is in every aspect of the holiday; from Santa and his flying reindeer to the snow we hope falls each Christmas Eve. The meaning of Christmas may have shifted from childhood to now, but the magic will always be here. It was so fun looking at these photos and remember Christmas as a child, I hope they trigger memories for you too! I can’t wait to frame a few and find a special place for them to sit each Christmas season. I’m leaning toward using gold frames or wood… but these red frames are beautiful!
from Selina Lake
If you’re ready to get a little crafty, you can also use these vintage images to make easy ornaments, tutorial at Petticoat Junktion
or a garland, like this one by Rain on a Tin Roof
or print them and mod-podge them onto a canvas or board (via Dollar Store Crafts)
or on blocks for a fun gift idea or mantel decor, from Homeroad
or, they’re Christmas cards, so add them to your Christmas card holder! I love how simple this twine over old windows is at The Lily Pad Cottage (and her whole home tour is gorgeous, so go check it out!)
Now that you’re ready to put them to use — here ya go!
25+ Free Vintage Christmas Card Printable Images
To download and print, click on the link to visit the original source for each image.
(1) Santa with Reindeer via The Graphics Fairy
(2) Santa with the Children via House of Hawthornes
(3) Mommy Kissing Santa Clause via I Am A Child
(4) Kris Kringle via The Vintage Moth
(5) Christmas Eve via Paper Blog
(6) the Nativity via Fable & Folk