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Old Fashioned Unique Russian Easter Cards
Using Photos, Including Animals for Easter PropsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Unique Russian Easter Postcards
Interesting Old Fashioned Russian Easter Postcards
I wanted to share these neat old, and rather unique postcards that I came across during the Easter season. I have long enjoyed the vintage styled cards and postcards from yesteryear. However, before now, I truly have never seen so many unique and diverse content and photos for Easter cards! These vintage Russian cards take the cake in the "interesting" category, in my opinion.
My hope is to find out more about these unique and interesting cards. As you can see, they range from cute and whimsical, to lovely pastels with animals and Easter eggs, to photos of animals with props for Easter! In fact, it was neat to see so many photographs used.
The other thing that stands out to me is that there are a few that look like there is some kind of story there, maybe it is something having to do with the Easter story? That would make sense, but then they aren't the normal images one might come to expect for Easter, even from long ago. Thus, I have a feeling there is more going on with these Russian postcards, and as of yet I can't find out that neat information. So for now, sharing what is in the public domain in this regard, is doing some kind of justice to the creators of these cards. I have to imagine they would hope they would continue to be enjoyed for a very long time. I think that is often an artists wish.
Ideas for these Postcards
For individual or personal use here and there, I can't find any problem with making use of these images for your own Easter card creation. In the past, i have taken a usable vintage image, and scanned it, or printed it out to make a card out of. I have seen people use these kinds of images for craft gift bags they create, or gift tags also. Even with the Russian words on many of these, one can cut them out or off, and crop them down. Then you can add your own message or let the image speak for itself.
Using embellishments with such crafts is fun to do as well. Some I have used in the past are glitter, pretty buttons, silk ribbon, lace, and much more. You can have fun with these, and my only caution, especially with thinner paper, is to not use too much glue. Thinner glues like Elmer's can make the paper warp, and even bleed some with the ink.
At the very least, we can view these lovely, unique and interesting works of art and see what was done long ago, before 1917 very often by people in Russia. Evidently, Easter is something worth celebrating, and I would have to agree with them!
There is the one little chick that is all dressed up with twigs and a cracked eggshell with a flower bouquet, that made me think twice. I have a feeling that animal rights activists wouldn't like this one, and they may have a point. It is after all, a baby chick being dressed up like a baby doll almost, and you know it can't like that! Hopefully it was quick and over soon enough so he could run around the farmyard with his friends. It is just an image you don't see too often these days.
Let me know what you like, or what you think of these vintage post cards if you care to. It is neat to get a glimpse of the past through these kinds of things I think. Please make sure to click all the little photos in what look to be miniature photos. If you click this, it will get bigger and if you click it again it may make it even larger.