Collecting Vintage Christmas Postcards
Vintage Christmas postcards are very popular with postcard collectors and collectors of Christmas items. Some of the most talented early postcard artists designed Christmas postcards. These designs, combined with very high quality early German lithographic printing processes, produced exceptionally attractive postcards.
Within the Christmas postcard category, postcards featuring pictures of Santa Claus are a popular subset (Santas in outfits of any color other than red are particularly desirable).
There are also artist signed Christmas postcards available by artists such as Ellen Clapsaddle, who's paintings of children are very popular with collectors. Vintage real photo postcards of families in Christmas settings are interesting for their scenes of vintage clothing, homes, and Christmas trees.
Christmas Postcard Links:
Santalady's Favorite Antique Postcards. Collection of Old Christmas Postcards.
Antique Santa Postcard Collection. Old Santa postcards, with annotation.
Christmas Postcard Books:
Christmas Postcards: A Collector's Guide Over 740 color images of Christmas postcards from the 1880s through the 1920s.
Christmas Long Ago
A journey through a Victorian Christmas season, illustrated with postcards and other images from the past .