Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Card Designs From Long Ago

I bought this vintage Christmas card for Marla at the Marche aux Puces in Paris. I used to collect vintage posters and pochoir lithographs and many of the dealers had boxes of amazing cards. I love Christmas card art, so I will share a few favorite designs from the past.

Yes, this is me, mustache and all, on the hunt for vintage posters at the Marche aux Puces, years ago on a cold January morning. We used to sell posters in our Wesco Fabrics' showroom in Denver.  

This is a pochoir (stencil technique) card by the artist, Edouard Halouze, in the 1920's. He was a contributor to the famous Paris magazine of fashion & art, "Gazette du Bon Ton." Most of the images were produced with the time-consuming pochoir technique.

Love the simple layout of this Art Deco style card.

The Swiss painter, Albert Anker (1831-1910), created this fanciful Holiday card.

This is such a wonderful image!

This French Christmas card is hand-painted.

Be careful on the ice fellas!

The artist, Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) created this card of snowy rooftops. 

French Christmas card fantasy.

A Victorian era Christmas card shows a family on their way to a Holiday dinner.

I hope your Holiday Season is warm, merry & full of good cheer!

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