Vintage Halloween Greeting Cards
I don't think I have ever received a Halloween greeting card, it seems rather an odd holiday for a card but , in fact, Halloween has been a popular subject for greeting cards for well over a hundred years.
Ellen Clapsaddle who is noted for her adorable children on Christmas greeting cards , also made quite a few Halloween ones, I have put some below.
All these images are in the public domain, so if you want to use them for a craft project or to put them on your website, just right click to save.
The first set of photos needs an explanation. There is an old superstition; if a girl looks into a mirror at midnight on Halloween, she will see her one true love. The belief was wide spread enough to justify several Halloween cards dedicated to it. I suppose it is like the custom of sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under your pillow.
GIRL LOOKING IN MIRRORClick thumbnail to view full-size
WITCHESClick thumbnail to view full-size
PRETTY WOMENClick thumbnail to view full-size
JACK O LANTERNSClick thumbnail to view full-size
CHILDRENClick thumbnail to view full-size
ELLEN CLAPSADDLEClick thumbnail to view full-size
I FIND THIS CARD QUITE CREEPY
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