THE HAPPY CONVENTION of sending Christmas cards to friends and family, which grew up in the last century, has reached a climax today. There are cards for all tastes and for all levels of sentiment from playfulness to holiness. They express in bright colors and patterns the way a majority of Americans have come to feel toward the season. – From Colliers, December 1952
Warm wishes, friendly greetings, blessed & joyous Christmas (1960)
Your ‘Merry Christmas’ to all… with a special glow of pride (1951)
Your relatives, good friends, far and near … of course, they’re all on your list. But what about your doctor, pastor, the postman… and others to whom your thoughtfulness will mean so much. You’ll find lovely Gibson Cards, designed for each special person, now on display at better stores. Choose and send them with an extra glow of pride … for the Gibson name means you’ve said “Merry Christmas,” the very finest way.
Snow Scene Under Arch by Britain’s Winston Churchill (1952)
There’s a special welcome for the Christmas Card that shows you cared enough to send the very best (1950)
Now, you will find the most memorable Christmas greetings you have ever seen, at the fine store where you buy Hallmark Cards. Each card a perfect reflection of your own good taste as you convey the sentiments of the season. Each one with the “Hallmark” on the back that says “you cared enough to send the very best.”
You will find Christmas cards distinguished by the paintings of Mr. Winston Churchill, Britain’s great statesman, the world’s most famous amateur painter. Only on Hallmark Cards, will you see his delightful landscapes of old-world charm—peaceful snow scenes . . . a vivid hunting scene . . . beautiful English countrysides. And in each stroke of the brush — each rich flash of color —there is the same warmth and understanding that has made Winston Churchill’s name great among people the world over.
There are also scenes of quaint New England villages; Christmases of long ago as Grandma Moses recalls and paints them — especially for Hallmark Cards. And you’ll want to see the Norman Rockwell collection which includes jolly Santas carolers, colorful “Dickens” scenes — portrayed with the same kindly humor you love in all his famous illustrations.
These are but a few of the many artists represented in the new Hallmark Christmas Card Selection for 1950—cards for every taste and every budget. Cards you know will be received with unusual pleasure . . . and displayed with unusual pride. And remember — the Hallmark on the back of every card carries a special message all its own … so very special, it will receive a special welcome.
A Nice Winter Morning by Grandma Moses (1952)
Christmas Visit by Laura Jean Allen (1952)
Let the spirit of the first Christmas be your greeting (1951)
The immortal story of Bethlehem instills new hope in our hearts each Christmastime. What a warm, sleep satisfaction will be yours this year to know that you have remembered friends and loved ones with these Gibson Christmas Cards, so eloquently expressive of the true meaning of Christmas. A compliment to your thoughtfulness and good taste …
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5 cute mid-century retro Christmas cards (1960)
Light a brighter candle of friendship for Christmas this year (1957)
A Norcross Christmas card is such a joy to send … such a joy to get, because Norcross cards always express the true warmth and sentiment of the season. The cards shown come from a special collection, selected for those who want to personalize their cards with an imprint of their name. A complimentary copy of the 1957 Norcross Blue Book, a handy calendar and date-book for card-sending occasions, is included with each order.
We two are wishing you / May the wonder of Christmas / Coming to say Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (1959)
Rust Craft Christmas greeting cards – boxed sets (1953)
Christmas symbols and emblems on vintage cards (1957)
Santa in Paris by Rosalind Welcher (1952)
Wise men card & horses pulling a winter sleigh (1957)
Retro Christmas cards – and a bottle (1962)
Christmas card for mom from the ’50s
Tall folded retro holiday greeting cards
Three Kings by Edmund Lewandowski
Retro boxed Christmas cards from the ’50s
Merry Christmas, MOM
Merry Christmas with cute puppies
Cute animals and winter magic (1957)
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Next best thing to a visit… photo greeting cards (1955)
A simple symbol of modern Christmas (1952)
Classic X-mas cards (1957)
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Retro holiday greeting cards (1959)
May the joy of Christmas/Best wishes/Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season (1959)
Say “Merry Christmas” the very finest way (1951)
At Christmastime, you can pay no more gracious compliment to those you remember than by sending cards they’ll recognize and appreciate as the very finest. You’ll find just such quality Christmas cards in each of these distinctive new boxed assortments by Gibson. Choose yours now for best selection while shopping is easy.
Preparing for Christmas by John Sharp (1952)
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Any favorite snapshot will make a Christmas card that is yours alone (1967)
Snapshot photo Seasons Greetings cards from Kodak (1964)