Vintage Christmas Cards

70 Vintage Christmas Cards You Can Buy Today

The first item given that resembled our classic Christmas Card was received in 1611 by King James I of England. The tradition of sending each other holiday wishes via decorated cards really took off in the Victorian era and continued strong through the ‘30s, ‘40s, & ‘50s. The tradition began to shift and change as tech took over “snail” mail. It is, however, still a lovely way of spreading Christmas cheer, especially with some of these old designs that have already enjoyed many holiday seasons.

Here are some great vintage Christmas cards to inspire your holiday cheer:

I) 1930s Christmas cards

1. Carrington Co. Art Deco Revelry

Period: 1920s or 30s
Size: 6.5”W x 4”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $16


Carrington Co. Art Deco Revelry

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2. Art Deco Embossed Winter Scene

Period: 1930s
Size: 5.5”W x 4.25”H
Condition: Lightly used, no envelope
Price: $5


Art Deco Embossed Winter Scene

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3. English Hills Brand Snowmen

Period: 1930s-40s
Size: 3.8”W x 5”H
Condition: Unused with replacement envelope
Price: $6.44


English Hills Brand Snowmen

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4. Lot of 10 Holiday Greeting Cards

Period: 1930s
Size: n/a
Condition: Mix of used and unused cards without envelopes
Price: $6


Lot of 10 Holiday Greeting Cards

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5. Lot of 10 Christmas Cards

Period: 1920s-40s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelopes
Price: $10


Lot of 10 Christmas Cards

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6. Photo Frame Christmas Cards, set of 4

Period: 1930s-40s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $11.50


Photo Frame Christmas Cards, set of 4

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II) 1940s Christmas cards

1. Sharp as a Wet Cornflake Humor

Period: 1940s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $4.50


Sharp as a Wet Cornflake Humor

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2. Christmas Card Chore Humor

Period: 1940s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $10


Christmas Card Chore Humor

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3. Blue Christmas Cards, set of 4

Period: 1940s
Size: n/a
Condition: Most likely used, no envelopes
Price: $6


Blue Christmas Cards, set of 4

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4. Pack of 6 Glitter Cards

Period: 1940s
Size: 2.5”W x 3.5”H
Condition: Unused, no envelopes
Price: $19


Pack of 6 Glitter Cards

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5. Lot of 14 Christmas Cards

Period: 1940s-50s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelope
Price: $10


Lot of 14 Christmas Cards

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III) 1950s Christmas cards

1. Norcross Kitten in Santa’s Hat

Period: 1950s
Size: 3.25”W x 4.25”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $12


Norcross Kitten in Santa’s Hat

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2. Pop-Up Holiday Lamb

Period: 1950s
Size: 6” x 5”
Condition: Unused, with envelope (never assembled)
Price: $12


Pop-Up Holiday Lamb

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3. Sunshine Brand Santa Girl

Period: 1950s
Size: 3.5”W x 5.5”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $4.50


Sunshine Brand Santa Girl

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4. Japanese Art Christmas Cards, set of 3

Period: 1950s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $18


Japanese Art Christmas Cards, set of 3

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5. Lot of 3 Long Holiday Cards

Period: 1950s
Size: 3.25”W x 7”H
Condition: Unused, no envelopes
Price: $10


Lot of 3 Long Holiday Cards

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6. Children’s Cards Box Set w/ 5 cards

Period: 1950s
Size: 3.75”W x 6”H cards in 8.75”W x 6.75”H box
Condition: Unused, only three envelopes
Price: $18


Children’s Cards Box Set w/ 5 cards

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7. Ann Adamas Mouth-Drawn Cards Box Set

Period: 1950s
Size: 4”W x 6.375”H cards in 4.5”W x 6.75”H x 0.625”D box
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $14


Ann Adamas Mouth-Drawn Cards Box Set

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IV) 1960s Christmas cards

1. Snowman in Snowy Forest

Period: 1960s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $6.50


Snowman in Snowy Forest

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2. 3 USA Craft Graphics Holiday Cards

Period: 1960s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelopes
Price: $9


3 USA Craft Graphics Holiday Cards

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3. Snowy Paradise by Tyrus Wong, Set of 8 cards

Period: c. 1960
Size: 5”W x 7”H
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $22


Snowy Paradise by Tyrus Wong, Set of 8 cards

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4. Collection of 25 Fravessi-Lamont & Ernest O’Manville Brand Cards

Period: 1960s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, no original envelopes but may be matched with envelopes
Price: $22


Collection of 25 Fravessi-Lamont & Ernest O’Manville Brand Cards

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5. Signed From Donald, 31 Used Christmas Cards

Period: 1960s-70s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelopes
Price: $20


Signed From Donald, 31 Used Christmas Cards

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6. Mix of 40 Used Cards

Period: 1960s-70s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelope
Price: $10


Mix of 40 Used Cards

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V) Victorian Christmas cards

1. Forget-Me-Nots Holiday Greetings

Period: 1880s
Size: n/a
Condition: Lightly used, no envelopes
Price: $15


Forget-Me-Nots Holiday Greetings

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2. German Birds & Holly

Period: 1909
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelope
Price: $4


German Birds & Holly

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3. Best of Christmas Joys Postcard

Period: 1910
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelope
Price: $5


Best of Christmas Joys Postcard

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4. American Colortype Farmhouse w/ Gothic Typography

Period: 1910s
Size: 3.5”W x 5.25”H
Condition: Lightly used, with envelope
Price: $12.50


American Colortype Farmhouse w/ Gothic Typography

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5. Misch & Co. Postcard

Period: 1910s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelope
Price: $4.29


Misch & Co. Postcard

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6. Lot of 12 Posted Christmas Postcards

Period: 1915-16
Size: n/a
Condition: n/a
Price: $14


Lot of 12 Posted Christmas Postcards

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7. A Joyful Christmas Postcard

Period: 1920s
Size: n/a
Condition: Lightly used, no envelope
Price: $4.50


A Joyful Christmas Postcard

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8. 1950s Victorian Designs, lot of 17 cards

Period: 1950s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, no envelopes
Price: $30


1950s Victorian Designs, lot of 17 cards

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9. Victorian Fan Card Reproduction

Period: 1978
Size: 12.25”W x 7”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $23


Victorian Fan Card Reproduction

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10. Victorian-Style Santa Claus

Period: 1980s
Size: 5.5”W x 7.75”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $3.50


Victorian-Style Santa Claus

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VI) Vintage Christmas cards with glitter

1. Ice Skating & Holly

Period: 1900s
Size: n/a
Condition: Lightly used, no envelope
Price: $9


Ice Skating & Holly

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2. German Kruger Choir Boy

Period: 1950s
Size: 4.25”W x 5”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $16


German Kruger Choir Boy

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3. Ice-Skating Girl

Period: 1950s
Size: 3”W x 6”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $4.50


Ice-Skating Girl

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4. Christmas Lantern

Period: 1950s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $5


Christmas Lantern

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5. Red Church & Houses Snow Card

Period: 1950s
Size: 8”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $9


Red Church & Houses Snow Card

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6. Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick

Period: 1950s
Size: 4”W x 6”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $3


Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick

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7. Glittering Lamppost

Period: 1950s
Size: 4.5”W x 5.5”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $5


Glittering Lamppost

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8. ALMA German Glitter Card, No. 15

Period: 1950s
Size: 4”W x 6”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $11


ALMA German Glitter Card, No. 15

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VII) Retro Christmas cards

1. Lot of 1920s Holiday Cards

Period: 1920s
Size: n/a
Condition: Used, no envelopes
Price: $14


Lot of 1920s Holiday Cards

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2. Lot of 15 Mid-Century Modern Style Cards

Period: 1970s
Size: n/a
Condition: Most used, no envelopes
Price: $11


Lot of 15 Mid-Century Modern Style Cards

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3. Christmas Tree with Pink Roses

Period: 1970s
Size: 5”W x 7”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $3.75


Christmas Tree with Pink Roses

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4. Baby Partridge with a Pear (Tree)

Period: 1970s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $2.95


Baby Partridge with a Pear

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5. Ice Skating Before the Christmas Tree

Period: 1970s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $5


Ice Skating Before the Christmas Tree

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6. Louis Wain Sledging Cats, 5 cards

Period: 1990s
Size: 4.5”W x 6.5”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $8.57


Louis Wain Sledging Cats, 5 cards

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7. Museum Masterpieces Old World Angel, 20 cards

Period: 1990s
Size: 4.5”W x 6.75”H
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $20


Museum Masterpieces Old World Angel, 20 cards

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8. Poinsettia Hankie Doll

Period: Pre-2000
Size: 4.5”W x 11”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $11


Poinsettia Hankie Doll

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9. PopShots 3D North Pole

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $7


PopShots 3D North Pole

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10. 4 Retro Cards Lot

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, no envelopes
Price: $12


4 Retro Cards Lot

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11. Coastal Christmas, Set of 16 cards

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $10


Coastal Christmas, Set of 16 cards

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12. Tropical Santa, Set of 16 cards

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $10


Tropical Santa, Set of 16 cards

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13. Lot of 40 Christmas Cards

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, may or may not have envelope
Price: $28


Lot of 40 Christmas Cards

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VIII) Vintage religious Christmas cards

1. Angel Girls with Baby Jesus

Period: 1950s
Size: 6”W x 4”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $8


Angel Girls with Baby Jesus

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2. Barker Cards Mary & Infant

Period: 1950s
Size: 3.75”W x 7.75”H
Condition: Lightly used, no envelope
Price: $12


Barker Cards Mary & Infant

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3. 21 Bethlehem Story Cards

Period: 1960s
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelopes
Price: $10


21 Bethlehem Story Cards

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4. Nativity Birdhouse

Period: 1960s
Size: 3.5”W x 7.25”H
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $3.75


Nativity Birdhouse

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5. Sacred Hearts Southern Mission Set of 12 cards

Period: 1970s
Size: 4”W x 6.25”H
Condition: Unused, no envelopes
Price: $20


Sacred Hearts Southern Mission Set of 12 cards

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6. Hallmark Crown Line Angel

Period: 1980s
Size: 5.5”W x 8”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $3.75


Hallmark Crown Line Angel

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7. Sulamith Wulfing’s The Christmas Angel

Period: Pre-2000
Size: 4”W x 6”H
Condition: n/a
Price: $8.50


Sulamith Wulfing’s The Christmas Angel

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8. Nativity Story Card

Period: Pre-2000
Size: n/a
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $2


Nativity Story Card

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IX) Vintage Christmas card ornaments

1. Die-cut Christmas Bells Card-Hanger

Period: 1940s
Size: 5” x 4.25”
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $14


Die-cut Christmas Bells Card-Hanger

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2. Die-cut Santa Card-Hanger

Period: 1940s
Size: 4”W x 6.25”H
Condition: Unused, no envelope
Price: $18


Die-cut Santa Card-Hanger

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3. Reindeer Games 23 Die-cut Cards

Period: 1950s
Size: n/a
Condition: n/a
Price: $6.50


Reindeer Games 23 Die-cut Cards

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4. Hand-Crafted Christmas Card Bowl

Period: 1950s
Size: 9.5”W x 3.5”H
Condition: A bit worn, but in good vintage condition
Price: $27


Hand-Crafted Christmas Card Bowl

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5. 3D Holiday Fireplace Card

Period: 1980s
Size: 4.25”W x 5.75”H x 2.5”D (popped up)
Condition: Writing on tag, no envelope
Price: $12


3D Holiday Fireplace Card

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6. Santa’s Honeycomb Sled

Period: 1990s
Size: 5.5”H x 7” diameter
Condition: Unused, with envelope
Price: $20


Santa’s Honeycomb Sled

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7. Victorian Holiday Postcards Garland

Period: Pre-2000
Size: 4.5 ft long
Condition: n/a
Price: $8.27


Victorian Holiday Postcards Garland

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