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.

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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 MIRROR

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WITCHES

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PRETTY WOMEN

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JACK O LANTERNS

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CHILDREN

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ELLEN CLAPSADDLE

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I FIND THIS CARD QUITE CREEPY

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