Monday, December 21, 2009

vintage christmas monday!

I decided last night to take a break from my exhausting christmas to-do list and flip through a favorite box of holiday ephemera. I found the little victorian trade card above at a flea market in a $1.00 bin several years ago and I think it's just fantastic! If you have a moment today ... please be sure to swing by anything goes here and take a look at the other amazing blogs participating in vintage christmas monday. Another big thanks to Joan for hosting such a fun party!

This is my very favorite holiday postcard. It was originally mailed to my great grandparents and is postmarked christmas eve, 1908. I love everything about this card and the fact that it has survived in the family for so many years makes it even more important to me.

This lovely father christmas postcard is also from my great grandparents collection. My great grandfather was the post master for a small pennsylvania town around the turn of the century and his collection has some beautiful pieces. This is another one of my favorites!

I found this photo postcard in a box of random ephemera a few months ago at an estate sale. It's very miracle-on-34th-street ish to me. I love the fake reindeer and the way the two kids look semi-terrified. Hope everyone has a great monday!


  1. That's great that you still have postcards from your great grandparents. Nobody in my family saved anything like that.

  2. You've got a great collection of postcards! After seeing so many wonderful ones on so many blogs, I think I will take the time to go through the ones that I see at antique stores. I usually don't have the patience for it! I especially like that last card, with the fake mountains and the deer!
    Happy VCM and Merry Christmas!

  3. I love love the wonderful old postcards, they are just beautiful, I love the one where the santa is walking in the woods, wow it is so fun to see, thanks for sharing,,,,,Phyllis

  4. Wonderful old Christmas paper! Such great color and graphics! Thank you for participating in Vintage Christmas Mondays!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! xo Joan, your hostess