Antique Toys on Free Vintage Christmas Cards

Remember when toys didn't need batteries? Well, I'm not sure batteries had even been invented when the antique toys pictured on these vintage Christmas cards were painted. Pull toys were popular then, along with rocking horses, sleds, wooden soldiers, puppets, tops, rubber balls and a large assortment of dolls. You can see them all and more in these vintage cards, each of which provides a trip down Christmas memory lane.

At least one of these cards was painted by Ellen Clapsaddle, the most prolific vintage greeting card artist of all time. Several were painted by Frances Brundage, whose collection of greeting card paintings came in a close second to Ellen's in terms of numbers. Although their paintings were relegated to the realm of "ephemera" (something ephemeral or with a fleeting life), they were no less talented than many painters with more traditional works, such as Norman Rockwell. I hope you enjoy not only using these vintage Christmas greeting cards to make your own handmade cards, scrapbooks or craft projects, but that you also take a moment to appreciate the work of these two supremely talented women.

Horizontal Antique Toys Christmas Cards

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Vintage Christmas cards: Little child in bed with antique dollsFree vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleighFree vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleighVintage Christmas cards: antique toy soldiers and other toys
Vintage Christmas cards: Little child in bed with antique dolls
Vintage Christmas cards: Little child in bed with antique dolls
Free vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleigh
Free vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleigh
Free vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleigh
Free vintage Christmas cards: antique toys in a red sleigh
Vintage Christmas cards: antique toy soldiers and other toys
Vintage Christmas cards: antique toy soldiers and other toys

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Vertical Antique Toys Christmas Cards

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Free vintage Christmas cards: Little child in pajamas carrying antique toysVintage Christmas cards: Christmas stocking filled with antique toys and dollVintage Christmas cards: Children looking in antique toy store windowVintage Christmas cards: little girl playing with antique toysFree vintage Christmas cards: little boy riding an antique rocking horse
Free vintage Christmas cards: Little child in pajamas carrying antique toys
Free vintage Christmas cards: Little child in pajamas carrying antique toys
Vintage Christmas cards: Christmas stocking filled with antique toys and doll
Vintage Christmas cards: Christmas stocking filled with antique toys and doll
Vintage Christmas cards: Children looking in antique toy store window
Vintage Christmas cards: Children looking in antique toy store window
Vintage Christmas cards: little girl playing with antique toys
Vintage Christmas cards: little girl playing with antique toys
Free vintage Christmas cards: little boy riding an antique rocking horse
Free vintage Christmas cards: little boy riding an antique rocking horse

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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

Yes, I can remember toys without batteries and it was not that long ago. Batteries, another way to commercialize for profit. If everyone goes through them like we do! Great article and a delightful read…Loved the vintage cards—so nostalgic…


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WordPlay 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, Nancy.

An even worse development in the toy world is that virtually every commercially-made toy HAS to make noise. That drives me nuts!


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william.fischer29 5 years ago

Great insights here.Very good hub!


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WordPlay 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, William!


cindy 5 years ago

how can i oder a boxes of 25 for christmas


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WordPlay 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Hi, Cindy. These aren't for sale. But you can download them and print them yourself if you want.


Giftwrap 4 years ago

can i use these images for gift wrap? no more than 5 images with other images? and then sell them?


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WordPlay 4 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

You can use up to five images and sell no more than 50 of whatever you make without purchasing a license. If you want to use more than five images and/or sell more than 50 of any combo of products that contain the images, you'll need to purchase the license mentioned at http://vintageholidaycrafts.com/vintage-holiday-cr...


nanana 4 years ago

i like this pic so mush iwish you can breng more

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