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Take a look back at 50 antique Christmas cards from 100+ years ago

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Take a look back at 50 antique Christmas cards from 100+ years ago

A Christmas Greeting

Santa with a dirigible to deliver the goodies

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Ellen Clapsaddle vintage Christmas Card

May this and every Christmas time
Bring happiness to thee and thine

A Merry Christmas

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Christmas greetings, from a snowy lodge

“All joy to you, the bells’ sweet chime, make light your heart at Christmas-time.”

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A Happy Xmas

When merry chimes salute the day, and carols echo bright and gay, I hope your wishes you will see, all growing on your Christmas tree.

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To one and all good friends, A Merry Xmas

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Happy Christmas from ice skaters on the pond

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Santa, 1913-style, with a toy doll on a Christmas postcard

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Christmas greetings

Christmas Day is for the young
When the little stockings hung.
Santa Claus, the good old Saint
Listens to each childish plaint

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The best of all Christmases I wish you

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Santa wishes you a Merry Christmas from 1913

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Christmas cards from 1916

Antique Christmas cards from 1916


Antique My Christmas wish postcard from 1915

Antique My Christmas wish postcard from 1915


Antique Santa Christmas card – the list of naughty and nice and three children

Antique Santa Christmas card - the list of naughty and nice and three children


Santa Claus Christmas card – St Nick with toys

Antique Santa Claus Christmas card - St Nick with toys


Christmas postcard from 1914 – A bright and happy Xmas

Antique scene on a Christmas postcard from 1914 - A bright and happy Xmas


From me and mine – Christmas card with verse from 1917

From me and mine Christmas card with verse from 1917


Wishing you a merry merry Christmas – with Santa c1911

Old Christmas card - Wishing you a merry merry Christmas - with Santa c1911


Old postcard with two boys on a sled in the snow from 1906 – Christmas greetings

Old postcard with two boys on a sled in the snow from 1906 - Christmas greetings


Old-fashioned postcard from 1909 – A merry Christmas to you

Old-fashioned postcard from 1909 - A merry Christmas to you


Quaint house in the snow on a vintage Christmas card from 1916 – Wishing you a merry Christmas

Quaint house in the snow on a vintage Christmas card from 1916 - Wishing you a merry Christmas


Merry Christmas card from 1907

Vintage a Merry Christmas card from 1907


Vintage Christmas card from 1910 – Greetings from California

Vintage Christmas card from 1910 - Greetings from California


Vintage Christmas card from 1910 – With kind thoughts and all good wishes

Vintage Christmas card from 1910 - With kind thoughts and all good wishes


With hearty good wishes (1911)

Vintage Christmas card from 1911 With hearty good wishes


Christmas greetings card from 1909

Vintage Christmas greetings card from 1909


Vintage Christmas postcard with two kittens from 1911

Vintage Christmas postcard with two kittens from 1911


Vintage Merry Christmas card with two kids from 1910

Vintage Merry Christmas card with two kids from 1910


Vintage postcard from 1910 with greeting – To wish you a happy Xmas

Vintage postcard from 1910 with greeting - To wish you a happy Xmas


With best wishes for a merry Christmas card 1908

With best wishes for a merry Christmas card 1908


Xmas with hearty good wishes – Snowy scene on a card from 1910

Xmas with hearty good wishes - Snowy scene on a card from 1910


A happy Christmas postcard c1910

A happy Christmas postcard c1910


A happy Xmas vintage holiday card with robins from 1912

A happy Xmas vintage holiday card with robins from 1912


Christmastide antique card from 1908

A joyous Christmastide antique card from 1908


A merry Christmas – Antique card from 1911

A merry Christmas - Antique card from 1911


A merry Christmas 1910

A merry Christmas 1910


A merry Christmas to you antique holiday card with a robin bird on gold from 1908

A merry Christmas to you antique holiday card with a robin bird on gold from 1908


A Merry Christmas vintage card from 1906

A Merry Christmas vintage card from 1906


A merry Xmas and a happy New Year vintage Christmas card postmarked 1910

A merry Xmas and a happy New Year vintage Christmas card postmarked 1910


A Merry Christmas postcard from c1909

An old-fashioned A Merry Christmas postcard from c1909


Vintage Christmas cards (1916)

Vintage Christmas cards (1916)


An old-fashioned Christmas card from 1912

An old-fashioned Christmas card from 1912 - Yous and tree


Antique Chistmas card with two little kids by a fireplace

Antique Chistmas card with two little kids by a fireplace


Christmas card from 1917 – The day of days in all the year

Antique Christmas card from 1917 - The day of days in all the year


Christmas card with quaint old-fashioned house and snow from 1919 – From the folks back home

Antique Christmas card with quaint old-fashioned house and snow from 1919 - From the folks back home


Christmas card with Santa Claus from c1911

Antique Christmas card with Santa Claus from c1911


Antique Christmas card with St Nick-Father Christmas

Antique Christmas card with St Nick-Father Christmas


Antique Christmas card with two girls carrying a Christmas tree

Antique Christmas card with two girls carrying a Christmas tree


Antique Christmas postcard with a town square in the snow from the late Victorian era

Antique Christmas postcard with a town square in the snow from the late Victorian era


Some cards kindly provided by the New York Public Library & The Boston Public Library

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