Monday, December 21, 2009

Blue Monday: Vintage Cards, Part 2

Blue Monday is hosted weekly by Smiling Sally.
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I've already posted about vintage Scottie Christmas cards (see Vintage Cards, Part 1), so today I thought I'd put up a few photos of some of the Santa and angel cards in my collection. Those earlier cards were mostly from the 1930s, but today I'm getting more into my era - cards from the early 1950s (with one or two from the late '40s). As you can see, cuteness was a definite factor. And apparently, so was blueness!


The background on the second card is actually a dark, midnight blue, even though it looks black here. "Cheerio" was a popular greeting on these cards. Veddy British, wot? Also, notice the man in the moon on that second card.

Santa going down the chimney is always a popular subject, isn't it? This one looks like he might not make it.

Some of them are a little weird, as you can see. Well, abstract art was all the rage.

And some had interesting shapes and little cut-out areas, like this one. Those bells are cut so that they can be turned up or down - looks a little like they're ringing!


And a few angel cards. This last one is very up-to-date with its mention of Jingle Bells on the radio!



10 comments:

  1. These would have been cards from my childhood, so perhaps that's one of the reasons why I love blue so much, although, blue is the favorite color of the majority of the world! Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!

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  2. I like those vintage cards they are just very nice and well design. Thanks for sharing!

    Nativity scene

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  3. Your cards just made me smile...they are so cheerful! I love the vintage cards and their sentiments.
    Susan

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  4. What a great collection of vintage cards. I loved them all and so glad you shared them with us.

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  5. Hi Joy~I love the vintage Christmas cards you've posted. Would you believe I just got an envelop full of vintage CCs in the mail tonight (from ebay)? I truly do love yours, they're darling!

    Cute how you call yourself an "aging flowerchild" ;)

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  6. Your cards are adorable! I love the angels and also the Santa who may not make it down the chimney!

    Happy Blue Monday and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Those are great cards!

    I have some old ones too. Guess I should be showing them. =))

    Thanks for your visits.
    Always nice to see you have been by.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  8. Thanks for sharing these cards. Although I don't think I've seen these particular cards in person, they sure bring back memories of the era.

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  9. Beautiful vintage cards! I have enjoyed them greatly .
    Merry Christmas !
    ~Myrna

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  10. What a great collection of Christmas cards! I love the one with Santa going down the chimmney. The face is so adorable!

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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