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Sunday, December 08, 2019
Vintage Christmas cards for kids
Since I've been going through lots of vintage cards from "the home place", I've become more and more aware of how special Christmas cards for kids were, back in the day. Many readers know that I have had for some time a little collection of vintage cards. A few of those were intended for children, but many were not. The two pictured below may be the only ones in my collection that were specifically for kids.
Today it seems more usual that a Christmas card is sent to a whole family rather than separate, special cards being sent to a child. But back in the 1950s and 1960s, it seems it was more common to send cards to kids. Of course the postage was a lot less, too! Here are some of the treasures I've found:
A kitten in red boots brandishing a Christmas message.
Sweet Christmas puppy in a red boot
A cheerful snowman
Santa going down the chimney
This Cinderella Christmas booklet was a real charmer.
Inside this card there is space for five dimes.
White kitten in a Christmas package
This little ballerina is just the sweetest!
Cute kids with a friendly snowman
A Santa on skates
This little girl with a blue bird perched on her gloved hand is just adorable.
And last but not least, a shouting boy skating with his puppy.
All of these cards have been listed in my Etsy shop, but many have already sold, and it's easy to see why. These nostalgic images of children are just too cute! (Edited to add: Some readers have asked for the link to my Etsy shop. Here it is: A New Hampshire Attic. Happy browsing, and please don't feel that you have to do any shopping. Just enjoy the vintage goodness.)
Hope you've enjoyed this look at some real mid-century treasures!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.