Here is a collection of 20 colorful Easter postcards from the early twentieth century.
These were apparently especially popular from around 1900 to around 1915 — and, as the existence of this little gallery demonstrates, such greeting cards were often considered special keepsakes, and so were put into scrapbooks, or simply saved and passed down to family members.
Take a look back to a quieter time, before Easter meant lots of candy-filled plastic eggs and marshmallow chicks.
Vintage Easter Greetings postcard from c1908
A cute vintage Easter bunny in an egg boat – postcard from 1909
Vintage Easter postcard with chicks from 1909
Antique Easter postcard from 1910
Pretty antique Easter postcard with cross and spring flowers
Vintage Easter postcard from 1909 with an egg house
Colorful Easter eggs in a basket – vintage Easter postcard from 1907
Girl with an Easter bonnet – antique postcard from 1924
Easter postcard (1914)
A happy Eastertide (1911)
In the Christian church, Eastertide means the Easter season, which begins on Easter Sunday each year.