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Old Fashioned Post Cards with Easter Eggs

Updated on April 1, 2012
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Neat, old Easter Egg Postcard from Russia, from before 1917.  It says, "Christ is Risen from the Dead!" in Russian. Image #1Old Russian Easter Post Card from before 1917.  Image #2Big Egg for some little bunnies!  An old Russian Easter post card older than 1917.  Image #3This seems like a fun child's game they must have played long ago.  A Russian postcard from before 1917.  Image #4
Neat, old Easter Egg Postcard from Russia, from before 1917.  It says, "Christ is Risen from the Dead!" in Russian. Image #1
Neat, old Easter Egg Postcard from Russia, from before 1917. It says, "Christ is Risen from the Dead!" in Russian. Image #1 | Source
Old Russian Easter Post Card from before 1917.  Image #2
Old Russian Easter Post Card from before 1917. Image #2 | Source
Big Egg for some little bunnies!  An old Russian Easter post card older than 1917.  Image #3
Big Egg for some little bunnies! An old Russian Easter post card older than 1917. Image #3 | Source
This seems like a fun child's game they must have played long ago.  A Russian postcard from before 1917.  Image #4
This seems like a fun child's game they must have played long ago. A Russian postcard from before 1917. Image #4 | Source
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Old Russian Easter post Card.  I love the trees, which I think look like river birch, and the colored eggs in the grass.  Image #5Pretty with Pastels.  Image #6I like this one, it is also Russian, and from before 1917.  The vibrant, rich colors really stand out to me.  Image #7
Old Russian Easter post Card.  I love the trees, which I think look like river birch, and the colored eggs in the grass.  Image #5
Old Russian Easter post Card. I love the trees, which I think look like river birch, and the colored eggs in the grass. Image #5 | Source
Pretty with Pastels.  Image #6
Pretty with Pastels. Image #6 | Source
I like this one, it is also Russian, and from before 1917.  The vibrant, rich colors really stand out to me.  Image #7
I like this one, it is also Russian, and from before 1917. The vibrant, rich colors really stand out to me. Image #7 | Source

Very Unique Easter Egg Images

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Old Russian Easter Post Card, before 1917.  Image #8Easter Card from Russia, before 1917.  Image #9This postcard is dated 1915. In Russian it says,  "Easter greetings! The military mail` comes this time fast, it brings easter eggs at last."  Image #10One of the more unique ones!  Who would have ever thought up such an image.  Russian post card from before 1917.  Image #11
Old Russian Easter Post Card, before 1917.  Image #8
Old Russian Easter Post Card, before 1917. Image #8 | Source
Easter Card from Russia, before 1917.  Image #9
Easter Card from Russia, before 1917. Image #9 | Source
This postcard is dated 1915. In Russian it says,  "Easter greetings! The military mail` comes this time fast, it brings easter eggs at last."  Image #10
This postcard is dated 1915. In Russian it says, "Easter greetings! The military mail` comes this time fast, it brings easter eggs at last." Image #10 | Source
One of the more unique ones!  Who would have ever thought up such an image.  Russian post card from before 1917.  Image #11
One of the more unique ones! Who would have ever thought up such an image. Russian post card from before 1917. Image #11 | Source

Vintage Easter Egg Card Gallery

Old Fashioned Easter Cards

This is a collection of unique, old fashioned Easter Cards. They showcase the Easter egg especially. Many of the images contained in this hub are from Russia. They are now in the public domain, as of this writing. I give a link with each image, and would recommend checking on it before use, to make sure nothing has changed.

Not all these images are your typical Easter Egg image! I hope you enjoy viewing them. Please make sure to click on the tiny little photos, or thumbnails to see each and every photo of these Easter Eggs. There are a few, per photo shown.

Ways to Use these Images for Personal Use

The reason I like these images is that they can be used to create a personal greeting card, tag or gift bag. I would recommend only using them in this way however, as needed, and one at a time. They definitely lend a particular nostalgic "feel," that many people really like.

Vintage cards can be used today, with quite a nice effect. I like to save the image to my computer, then get it into printable form. First, I make sure my printer's color ink is all full, not lacking in any color, and make a print.

Since many of these have the words like Happy Easter, or Christ is Risen, in Russian, you can simply cut those parts out before use. It is kind of a creative cropping, if you will. I have seen people use different images in this way, and one can put on a card, or make a lovely gift back out of them as well.

Embellishing the Image

As needed, or desired, one can embellish with glitter, buttons, stickers or ribbons, lace, doilies, etc. This makes quite an impressive gift and impression on the person that receives these at Easter. I love the rich varying color schemes represented here, as it is by no means just about pastels.

Sometimes, I have to wonder if the creator of these images nearly a century ago, would be happy to know people are still enjoying viewing them today. If I were an artist, I know that would be the case for me.

Unique Easter Egg Images

While I find all these images to be interesting, the last couple of images are extra unique or interesting. I wanted to point out one in particular that was made during wartime, and it says, "Easter greetings! The military mail` comes this time fast, it brings Easter eggs at last." What a unique image it shows, of little Easter bunnies, also dressed in military garb, bringing Easter Eggs to the soldiers! What creativity at work!

I am finding that just seeing these different Easter images from other countries through the medium of post cards is fun and enriching. I am glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed the different vintage cards. I am so glad someone preserved them so we can see them today.

One last thought, if there is one that stands out to you especially, or one that you like the most, I would be glad to know which that is. Happy Easter!

Vintage Easter Egg Design Poll

Do you like vintage Easter Egg Designs as shown in these postcards?

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Sherry, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am so glad that others like them also and find them special. Have a great day.

      Hi RTalloni, ok great, as I just wanted to make sure about which one it was. Thanks for that. :) That last one is truly unique and different! I think you are right about them liking bugs. I am thinking back to other nostalgic types of things, and in with all the roses, pretty ladies and other pretty Victorian things, there were thrown in some rather elaborate pictures or paintings and drawings of beetles, bees, etc. Thanks for stopping back by again. Have a wonderful day.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      You are right, it is number 5 now!

      It is indeed curious to think about why someone would create that last one. :) Victorians were intrigued with bugs, if I remember right.

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      Sherry Hewins 

      6 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      I love these vintage graphics and these are really special.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR

      Paula 

      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi RTalloni, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree that they are art treasures, and am happy you think so. I wanted to say thank you for mentioning which was your favorite, but I also just added 2 other photos I meant to add on earlier, so it may be number 5 you meant? (Sorry to make it confusing...)

      As for a favorite, I hear you there, and it is partly why I asked or wondered. Its just hard. What is interesting to you, is something of interest to me also. Thank you for commenting and stopping by. :)

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks so much for putting this together for us! These are art treasures. The design I found most interesting is number 4 out of the 9 because it looks like a paint-by-number design. A favorite--that's too hard! :)

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