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Free Vintage Christmas Images

Updated on September 15, 2014
Please scroll down to see the vintage Christmas images
Please scroll down to see the vintage Christmas images

It's funny; one day images seem contemporary and then what feels like just a few years later, they're called vintage. That probably has more to do with the swift passage of time than the way images are classified. At least that's the way it seems now that I'm getting into vintage territory myself.

These vintage Christmas images seem very familiar to me. Even though I grew up in the sixties (I told you I was vintage), a lot of the Christmas images we had back then had this Victorian look too. The cardboard Christmas decorations we stood up in the windowsills and taped to the windows were of old fashioned Santas and other Christmas images. No matter how we packed the Christmas ornaments away the year before, they all seemed to be covered with the flocking we used to create the look of snow on our Christmas tree. Somehow anything connected to Christmas had at least a little of that snow stuff on it and felt slightly fuzzy. And just as the vintage Christmas images on this page are getting a new life, apparently so is tree flocking. I just saw a display of blue and pink flocked Christmas trees at Michael's craft store the other day.

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Please read the terms of use (click on the Rules of the Road image further down the page) to make sure your intended use is allowed. Then, choose a small version of any of the vintage Christmas images above the large image below. 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 to download.

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Vintage Christmas stocking filled with toys Vintage red sled filled with hollyVintage holly border with "Merry Christmas" messageVintage Christmas images:  Children on a sled Vintage Christmas bells and holly Vintage Christmas images: three young sailor boysVintage Christmas mistletoe clip artVintage Christmas images: Santa in a holly wreathChildren and snowman vintage Christmas imageLittle Christmas snow angel with flowersNoel Christmas bell with white flowersVintage Christmas images: Victorian wintertime sleigh rideVintage Christmas images: Baby Jesus, Mary and angelFree vintage Christmas bell imageVintage Christmas carriage with people and toysVintage church and snow sceneVintage Christmas stocking with little girl in itFree vintage Christmas stocking imageVintage Christmas images: carriage with horses and people Free vintage Christmas images: two children in a doorway with holly
Vintage Christmas stocking filled with toys
Vintage Christmas stocking filled with toys
Vintage red sled filled with holly
Vintage red sled filled with holly
Vintage holly border with "Merry Christmas" message
Vintage holly border with "Merry Christmas" message
Vintage Christmas images:  Children on a sled
Vintage Christmas images: Children on a sled
Vintage Christmas bells and holly
Vintage Christmas bells and holly
Vintage Christmas images: three young sailor boys
Vintage Christmas images: three young sailor boys
Vintage Christmas mistletoe clip art
Vintage Christmas mistletoe clip art
Vintage Christmas images: Santa in a holly wreath
Vintage Christmas images: Santa in a holly wreath
Children and snowman vintage Christmas image
Children and snowman vintage Christmas image
Little Christmas snow angel with flowers
Little Christmas snow angel with flowers
Noel Christmas bell with white flowers
Noel Christmas bell with white flowers
Vintage Christmas images: Victorian wintertime sleigh ride
Vintage Christmas images: Victorian wintertime sleigh ride
Vintage Christmas images: Baby Jesus, Mary and angel
Vintage Christmas images: Baby Jesus, Mary and angel
Free vintage Christmas bell image
Free vintage Christmas bell image
Vintage Christmas carriage with people and toys
Vintage Christmas carriage with people and toys
Vintage church and snow scene
Vintage church and snow scene
Vintage Christmas stocking with little girl in it
Vintage Christmas stocking with little girl in it
Free vintage Christmas stocking image
Free vintage Christmas stocking image
Vintage Christmas images: carriage with horses and people
Vintage Christmas images: carriage with horses and people
Free vintage Christmas images: two children in a doorway with holly
Free vintage Christmas images: two children in a doorway with holly

It makes me happy to share these vintage Christmas images because it gives me a chance to relive days that were so much simpler. I didn't have to put up the Christmas tree or even pay for it. Nor did I have to decorate the rest of the house or clean it to get ready for holiday company.

My jobs were 1.) to decorate holiday deviled eggs with various designs resembling faces by using vegetable pieces, 2.) to try not to break too many low-hanging glass ornaments on the Christmas tree and 3.) to not let my mom catch me opening presents and re-wrapping them before Christmas. I don't think I was very good at this last job. By the time I was 10, my mom threatened to give all my presents to the Goodwill if I didn't stop messing with them. It's not that I was a bad child; I just had an out-of-control combination of impatience and curiosity.

My poor mother eventually resorted to lying to keep me from touching the really important presents. (I think she gave up on the rest.) One Christmas, I was getting a much begged-for bicycle. I'm not sure where she hid that, because that truly was a surprise when I got it. But she did wrap the white and yellow basket that was to be attached to the bike. As she put the over-sized puffy-looking package on the fireplace hearth, she told me I wasn't allowed to touch it under any circumstances because it was glass and highly fragile. Her fib worked, because even though I did poke at it a few times, I didn't attempt my usual unwrapping and re-wrapping routine.

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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, Mymy, and happy holidays to you too. :-)

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      Mymy 7 years ago

      Thank you very much and happy holidays

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      RTalloni 8 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks so much for sharing the vintage art images - but, as they are so inspiring, I MUST go paint something! First though, I have to check out ornamentswithlove...

      Thanks for sharing in your hub as well. Would love to see you develop the concept of not understanding your mom until you were older :)

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      Prosperity66 8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these nice pictures! I love vintage items!

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Cheers to you, too, ajcor -- and happy holidays!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      Thanks Wordplay - this will be most helpful....cheers.

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, dalkay52! :-)

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      darlkay52 8 years ago

      Great hub! I like "vintage", too! Great story!

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're lucky to have snow to play in, Melissa! The closest we get to snow here in South Florida is when we see it on TV.

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      melissa kirkham 8 years ago

      I THINK CHRISTMAS IS A FUN TIME OF YEAR. I INJOY BEING OUTSIDE WITH MY GRANDKIDS PLAYING IN THE SNOW.

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, aisobrian. I do a lot of online shopping too. I love it when the boxes arrive!

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      aisobrien 8 years ago from Dublin

      Really enjoyed your hub - I love christmas but I try to get the shopping done early and where possible buy on-line - It gets delivered to my door and leaves me free to sit back and enjoy the season. it is a great time for reminiscing.

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, G-ma. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub! :-)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Thank you I just love these...and a great hub...G-ma :o) hugs

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Eve. I saw on TV the other day that Target has a Christmas gift bag with a motion-activated alarm. So I guess there must be a lot of kids who open their presents and rewrap them. My mother would have loved that bag!

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      evemurphy 8 years ago from Ottawa

      love your Christmas memories...:)

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, cflynn. I just love these vintage images!

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      cflynn 8 years ago from Ireland

      lovely hub

      thanks for the vintage christmas pictures the holly is just lovely

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Hendrika. I agree. It's easy to get caught up in the stress of buying presents and decorating, and forget what the holiday is all about -- whatever that means for each person.

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      Hendrika 8 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Nice Hub, I enjoyed it. I think we lose so much of the Christmas spirit as we grow up.