Free Vintage Santa Graphics

What kid doesn't love Santa Claus? In his purest form he represents hope, fun, joy and the excitement of being showered with gifts. These vintage Santa graphics capture those magical qualities of Santa in quite different ways, depending on the era. Father Christmas, as he used to be called before he became the Santa we know today, represents an old fashioned Christmas. He was usually portrayed as not quite as jolly as more modern versions. In fact, in some old fashioned graphics, Santa looks downright sad and tired. But children loved him just the same.

As the years progressed, Santa got a bit of a face lift. He smiled more and was absolutely beaming by the time the sixties arrived. Not to be cynical, but that's probably because advertisers found that jolly, smiling Santas sell products. But society -- specifically children -- aren't any worse for having Santa graphics become jollier. In a world that's often fraught with tension, a smiling Santa is and always will be welcome.

The vintage Santa graphics below span quite a few decades. It's easy to recognize the older, old fashioned Santas by their darker colors and more serious tone. And the images from the sixties scream retro, especially the one that portrays Santa with the antennas on the rooftop. Children today probably don't even know what antennas are, but when I was growing up, they often had Christmas lights hanging from them during the holiday season. I remember asking my mom if our antenna would get in the way of Santa landing his sleigh.It obviously didn't, because I managed to get many nice Christmas presents over the years.

Vintage Santa Graphics

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Santa Claus and toys Christmas clipart graphics
Santa Claus and toys Christmas clipart graphics
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa and friend
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa and friend
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa gets creative
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa gets creative
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa and his toy bounty
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa and his toy bounty
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa goes retro
Vintage Santa graphics: Santa goes retro
Vintage Santa graphics: sweeping up the old fashioned Christmas stars
Vintage Santa graphics: sweeping up the old fashioned Christmas stars
Vintage Santa graphics: a retro Santa and his candy cane
Vintage Santa graphics: a retro Santa and his candy cane
Vintage Santa graphics: a retro Santa and his pipe
Vintage Santa graphics: a retro Santa and his pipe

Instructions for Downloading the Vintage Santa Graphics

Please read the terms of use (you'll find these in the clickable Rules of the Road image near the bottom of the page) before downloading, so you can make sure the way you want to use the images is allowed.

To download, choose a small version of any of the vintage Santa graphics above the large image to the right. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger. Then, if you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click the image until you see an option to save it to your hard drive.

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Bob Ewing 7 years ago from New Brunswick

I like the vintage Santa, thanks.


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, Bob!


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jvandewalker 7 years ago from Quitman, Ms

Awesome page. Thankyou MEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRYYYY CHRISTMAS!!


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, jvendewalker! Merry Christmas to you too. :-)


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C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana

Love The Vintage Santas. Cute! C.S.


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, C.S.!


Mihaela B. 7 years ago

Thanks. For this beautiful dreams corner.

Greetings from Romania!


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Hello, Mihala from Romania! Thanks for visiting. :-)


Eileen 7 years ago

Just what I was looking for to embelish homemade ornaments. Thanks, just the ticket.


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Great, Eileen! I'm always happy to know how people use the images.


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wannabwestern 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

I like the Santa at the window and the one on the chimney with the TV antenna.


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Me too, wannabwestern. It definitely brings back memories of the antennas we used to have on our roof when I was growing up.


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TKIMWRSVC 7 years ago from United States

Awesome. any tips to find the more rustic, european look Santa images. I would appreciate thosee. Again thanks.


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Try http://VintageHolidayCrafts.com (my blog). There are a variety of Santa images there. :-)


Prosperity66 7 years ago

Awesome hub!


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diggersstory 7 years ago from #1 Tourist Trap O Town USA

I love your hubs. :)


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WordPlay 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all Author

Thanks, Prosperity66 and diggersstory! :-)


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sudeep13582 6 years ago from Howrah

nice hub... very informative... thanks

here is a hub written about animated glitter graphics for sharing via online communities

http://hubpages.com/art/Inspiring-Orkut-Scraps-Ani...

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