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Free Floral Vintage Christmas Cards

Updated on September 04, 2014

Anyone who celebrates Christmas (and probably even those who don't) know that these floral elements usually accompany the Christmas holiday: holly, mistletoe, poinsettias, and pine boughs and cones. Images of those "flowers" are ubiquitous in vintage Christmas cards, and you'll see plenty of examples of those below. But I thought it also would be interesting to provide some cards that don't have the traditional floral elements or that only incorporate them as an addition to other flowers more associated with other seasons of the year. The first group of cards below does just that.

Please follow the instructions below to download the best version of each vintage Christmas card:

Download Instructions

1. Please read the terms of use (you'll find these in the clickable Rules of the Road image further down on the page) before downloading to make sure the way you want to use the images is allowed.

2. To download, choose a small version of any of the vintage floral Christmas cards above the large images to the right and across the bottom of the page. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.

3. 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 Christmas card image until you see an option to save the image.

Non-traditional Flowers

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Yellow poppies vintage Christmas cardPuppy and violets vintage Christmas cardLittle girl, puppies and geraniums vintage Christmas cardBabies and roses vintage Christmas cardHydrangea and snow scene vintage Christmas cardAngel and white flower Little girl and violetsChrysanthemum vintage Christmas cardBlue flowers and angel vintage Christmas cardBell and violetsHouse and pink flowersStriped card with pink and white flowersAngel with lilies and rosesViolets with snow sceneBlue floral Christmas card
Yellow poppies vintage Christmas card
Yellow poppies vintage Christmas card
Puppy and violets vintage Christmas card
Puppy and violets vintage Christmas card
Little girl, puppies and geraniums vintage Christmas card
Little girl, puppies and geraniums vintage Christmas card
Babies and roses vintage Christmas card
Babies and roses vintage Christmas card
Hydrangea and snow scene vintage Christmas card
Hydrangea and snow scene vintage Christmas card
Angel and white flower
Angel and white flower
Little girl and violets
Little girl and violets
Chrysanthemum vintage Christmas card
Chrysanthemum vintage Christmas card
Blue flowers and angel vintage Christmas card
Blue flowers and angel vintage Christmas card
Bell and violets
Bell and violets
House and pink flowers
House and pink flowers
Striped card with pink and white flowers
Striped card with pink and white flowers
Angel with lilies and roses
Angel with lilies and roses
Violets with snow scene
Violets with snow scene
Blue floral Christmas card
Blue floral Christmas card

About These Cards

One of the cards features poppies, which I associate with California in the spring. If memory serves, the poppy is the state flower of California. When I was growing up in Los Angeles, poppies would sometimes grow by the freeway on-ramps. They've probably given way to more drought-tolerant plants at this point, but I remember the colors being beautiful and the flowers quite delicate-looking for their locations that were shrouded in car exhaust.

There's also a cute puppy and an adorable little girl with what I imagine are violets or lavender.The Christmas bell also looks like it has violets incorporated ito the design. There are also hydrangeas, geraniums, chrysanthemums and lilies, along with what are probably some made-up flowers. It doesn't matter, as long as they look pretty!

The other cards feature holly and poinsettias, with a little mistletoe thrown in for good measure. My particular favorite is the hot air balloon with holly and mistletoe. Apparently this image was actually a Christmas gift tag because it has "To" and "From" printed on it. This one is perfect if you want to make vintage-look gift tags as gifts or to sell this holiday season.

Holly

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Vintage hot air balloon with holly, mistletoe and "Christmas Greetings" messageLittle girls with holly and presentsChristmas bell with hollyChristmas bell with holly and a snow sceneLittle girl with Christmas holly crown and wrapLittle girl with Christmas holly crown Little girl with Christmas holly Little girl with Christmas holly crown and wrapSanta with Christmas holly Little girl with Christmas holly Woman with Christmas holly Wooden show with holly and mistletoeWoman with vintage Christmas holly Angel with Christmas hollyThree bells with holly
Vintage hot air balloon with holly, mistletoe and "Christmas Greetings" message
Vintage hot air balloon with holly, mistletoe and "Christmas Greetings" message
Little girls with holly and presents
Little girls with holly and presents
Christmas bell with holly
Christmas bell with holly
Christmas bell with holly and a snow scene
Christmas bell with holly and a snow scene
Little girl with Christmas holly crown and wrap
Little girl with Christmas holly crown and wrap
Little girl with Christmas holly crown
Little girl with Christmas holly crown
Little girl with Christmas holly
Little girl with Christmas holly
Little girl with Christmas holly crown and wrap
Little girl with Christmas holly crown and wrap
Santa with Christmas holly
Santa with Christmas holly
Little girl with Christmas holly
Little girl with Christmas holly
Woman with Christmas holly
Woman with Christmas holly
Wooden show with holly and mistletoe
Wooden show with holly and mistletoe
Woman with vintage Christmas holly
Woman with vintage Christmas holly
Angel with Christmas holly
Angel with Christmas holly
Three bells with holly
Three bells with holly

The cards hail from various eras, but I know at least one of them is 100 years old, because it as "1908" printed on it. Some of them are even older than that, which you can tell by the clothing styles.

There were also a variety of printing techniques used in the production of these cards when they were new. Some of them even had gold foil stamped on them, and you can see the remnants of that in the scans.

I hope you enjoy these vintage Christmas cards. I'm sure you'll find plenty of uses for them!

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Looking for More Vintage Art?

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Poinsettias

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Little boy with poinsettiasLittle girl with poinsettiasPoinsettias and snow sceneLittle boy with poinsettiasSnow scene with poinsettiasLittle girl with poinsettiasVase with poinsettiasSnow scene surrounded by poinsettiasSnow scene with poinsettiasSnow scene with poinsettias
Little boy with poinsettias
Little boy with poinsettias
Little girl with poinsettias
Little girl with poinsettias
Poinsettias and snow scene
Poinsettias and snow scene
Little boy with poinsettias
Little boy with poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias
Little girl with poinsettias
Little girl with poinsettias
Vase with poinsettias
Vase with poinsettias
Snow scene surrounded by poinsettias
Snow scene surrounded by poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias
Snow scene with poinsettias

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      gorgeous cards - how do you find all these lovely vintage cards? well done and thanks...cheers

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, ajcor. I purchased them. I love vintage art, so I was excited when I found a source that had diverse pieces I could buy.

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I love vintage and these are beautiful I think sometimes I was born in the wrong time.:)

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      I've said the same thing myself!

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      Write On! 8 years ago from United States

      I just love these. Thank you for sharing:-)

      Write On!

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      clydeskid 8 years ago

      I am the most nostalgic, sentimental person in the world so, of course, I love the cards. So elegant, so charming and so special in a world lacking an abundance of either. Thank you.

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      Prosperity66 8 years ago

      Lots of wonderful pictures! and lots of them I didn't know about!

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      Dragonflyqueen 8 years ago

      This is a gift ! Clydeskid said it well.....thank you for sharing all this charm and elegance...You make the world a better place ! Blessings, light and love to you !

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      MRS Great Caruso 8 years ago

      Wow...great cards!!! Thank for the info!!

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome! :-)

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      Sharon 8 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing the vintage cards. It brought back so many memories of my childhood. It was such a pleasure seeing your cards, again Thank You

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, Sharon. I'm glad you enjoyed the cards. :-)

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      NCE 8 years ago

      What a fun site I have happened upon!! Great site and I know I will be visiting often. Thank you for sharing this beautiful era with us. How kind of you.

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks for your kind words, NCE. I'm so glad you stopped by.

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      Gail 8 years ago

      Love the nastalgia of these cards. It takes me back.

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      Carla Chadwick 8 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Hi, Gail. That's why I love vintage images too. They're like a time machine.

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      dara 7 years ago

      thank you. They are beautiful!

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      Mary L. White 7 years ago

      Thank you for all your clip art. There are so many beautiful pictures to chose and use. I have told many people about your site.

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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Dara and Mary. :-)

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      simplyjo 7 years ago

      Wow - These cards are truly lovely.

      If you get some time, do check out my Christmas hugs too !

      Cheers !

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      Barbara 7 years ago

      this is so nice to have access to so many beautiful images, and not have to pay high prices for them.

      Many thanks

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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      You're welcome, Barbara. :-)

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      Rocio 7 years ago

      Very nice pics! thank you Greetings from México :)

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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Rocio! Greetings from South Florida. :-)

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      Janeisgreen 7 years ago

      Thank-you so much for sharing these lovely images! I'm going to use some on the gift baskets in my shop. I'm so happy to have found you - I'm now following you on Twitter, too (SmallbonesShop).

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      Adria 7 years ago

      Thank you so very much for sharing these, you are the best!!!

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      Carla Chadwick 7 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks, Adria and Jane! Happy holidays to you. :-)

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      PinkSalmom 5 years ago

      You are so generous! Thank you big time!!! God bless your heart :)

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      Carla Chadwick 5 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Thanks! I appreciate your kind words. :-)

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