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Vintage Christmas Graphics


There’s so many wonderful copyright free vintage Christmas graphics to choose from and to share with you. At the moment, I actually have more images that I can write posts for. Hopefully, between now and Christmas this category is just going to continue to get larger and larger.

Additionally, you can also check out my other free image sites for even more Free Christmas Images on ReusableArt.com and beautiful Christmas paintings by some of the world’s finest artists in our collection of Nativity Images on TheFamousArtists.com.

Much of the iconography surrounding Christmas relates to the many traditions we observe…Santa Claus coming down the chimney; decorating our homes with holly, ivy, poinsettias and mistletoe; snow-covered landscapes and decorated Christmas trees. I hope to cover all aspects of the Christmas holiday with the many vintage Christmas postcard, greeting cards, paintings, drawings and other two-dimensional works that will be showcased here.

In the early 1900s, folks didn’t typically send greeting cards in envelopes. That’s why so many of the public domain holiday images are from vintage Christmas postcards. My grandmother always called postcards “penny cards” referring to the 1 cent stamp they used to send their holiday greetings to friends and family.

When it comes to snow-covered landscape drawings I thought they should be singled out for special attention. I’ve posted a number of them separately from the Christmas holiday images because I think wintry landscapes are so beautiful in their own right and may not always contain Christmas imagery.

Like everything on Free Vintage Art, all of our Holiday and Christmas images are in the public domain in the United States.

I would love to hear from you to know if you have any favorites or if there is something that you are looking for that you just can’t find. I’ll do my best to find something for you.

I would also love to hear from anyone who has incorporated my free vintage Christmas images from one or more of my sites into their own creative projects.

Most importantly, I wish you and your family a safe and joy-filled Merry Christmas!

 

Christmas Stationery

Printable, vintage Christmas stationery from FreeVintageArt.com. Page-sized printable suitable for adding your own holiday greeting. Good for thank-you’s too.

Christmas Greetings

Vintage Christmas card from 1910 or earlier featuring Saint Nicholas carrying a cut Christmas tree. Although this card was sent in America, it has a decidedly European-styled Santa Claus. His hooded cloak is reminiscent of a friar’s robes. And instead of fur trimming, the hood is trimmed with a holly garland. Saint Nicholas is shown […]

Holly Spray

Holly spray is a vintage Christmas image for crafting and card-making. It dates back to at least 1910, putting it in the public domain in the USA.

Going Down The Chimney

Charming vintage Christmas postcard of Santa going down the chimney. For Americans, the 1910 postmark puts it in the public domain.

Santa in holly

Santa in Holly

Santa in Holly is a lovely vintage Christmas postcard. It dates back to at least 1909 when it was sent. Use as is or maybe add your own face.

Santa’s Car

Christmas 1909. Santa’s Car has temporarily replaced his sleigh. Full of presents, a snowy Christmas tree and draped in mistletoe; Santa’s ready to fly.

Victorian Green Santa

Green Santa

Vintage greeting card image from 1910. Victorian-style green Santa watches a little boy through a window decorating a candle-lit Christmas tree.

Poinsettia Flowers

Beautiful colored botanical drawing from a French tome published in 1880. Lovely poinsettia flowers and leaves to fill your projects with Christmas spirit.

Christmas Fairies

Vintage Christmas card from the late 1800s. The pretty pink rose, butterflies and trio of Christmas fairies remind me a bit of Valentine’s Day too.

Romantic Christmas

A charming and romantic Christmas magazine cover illustration from 1905. Two youngsters, in the woods, on a swing. Love the red coat and white muff.

Holly Sprig

Dainty holly sprig drawing from 1922 for your enjoyment at Christmas. Use for cards, gift tags or where ever your creative muse takes you.

Linen Christmas Card

Vintage linen Christmas card from 1912. Simple, yet effective illustration of a visit from Santa without the jolly red elf in sight.

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