Vintage Christmas Cards

Vintage Christmas Cards

Nowadays, the new media is helping us contacting our family and friends to wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year within seconds. But how impersonal is that! Sending a text to 50 people at the same time!

If you’re just like me a postcards lover, you’re always happy to receive something by the mail. Would you have the idea to print your email or text and hung it in your kitchen?

The Festive Season bring us once in a year, into the mood of making the others very happy, to wish them all the very best for the next new year and to remind them how much we love them. For me, the best way to do it, is definitely to write a few words on a beautiful postcard and give it or send it to our beloved ones.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you and hope you will enjoy those stunning postcards that remind us some happy childhood moments.

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Vintage Christmas: the 15 best Christmas Markets in Europe

The Christmas Market is a place where you can find everything in connection with Christmas. Most of time it is brand new handmade items or you can also find some vintage ones.

The first tracks of Christmas markets go back to the XIVth century in Germany, under the name of « Saint Nicholas’ Market». The first document telling a Christmas market is dated from 1434 under Frédéric II de Saxe’s reign, evoking one « Striezelmarkt » (protestant reform), which took place at Dresde the Monday before Christmas. Later, the reformation immortalized the tradition by renaming it “Christkindlmarkt” (the Child Christ’ market) to fight against cult of the saints. The Christmas market of Strasbourg dates from 1570, and the one of Nuremberg from1628.


An important revival, considered as commercial, took place in the middle of 1990s. Numerous cities in Europe established their own Christmas market with chalets and sometimes attractions (short-lived ice rink, big wheel).

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Vintage Christmas Nativity Scene and French Santons

Why do we have a Nativity Scene?

According to the Gospel, based on the account of Saint Luc, Jesus was born in a cowshed, more exactly in a manger.  It exists two older representations of the Gospel which are known, date of the 4th century. The first one consists of a mural painting with a death chamber of a Christian family lived, around 380, which was discovered in the Saint Sebastian catacombs, in Rome. The other representation makes reference to a scene painted on a sarcophagus of the Saint Maximin basilica, representing the worship of the baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men.


From the 4th Century, the Christmas Celebration is celebrated: In the Holy church Mary of the Incarnation of Jesus, today “Sainte Marie Majeure” in Rome. We know that a celebration of Christmas is commemorated during the night of December 25th since the 4th century. Indeed, the date of December 25th was fixed as date of divine child’s birth in the 4th century. The debates, which brought this decision, allowed developing a religious practice around this event. From the 4th Century, the former papers report that the celebration of the Christmas Eve took place in Sainte Marie of Rome around the nativity scene.

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Vintage Christmas Outdoor Decoration

Creating a beautiful first impression. Wow your guests with some Vintage Christmas porch decorations. Glam up your front door with some Vintage ice-skating and lantern decoration. Vintage wooden sledge, wooden skis or snowshoes will ensure that your front door stands out from your neighbours. You can add some Christmas tree branches and cone pines, some lovely red or natural ribbon, all will cheer up your porch or garden.

My favorite Christmas outdoor decoration is the mail box!


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Vintage Christmas Gift Wrapping Paper

The Christmas season is really on. Now that we have the Christmas Tree and the table decoration, let’s give our presents some Vintage feelings.

We all love presents and for me, it is really important to offer something that look nice, whatever is inside, the gift itself has to be beautiful, what a great pleasure when your family and friends will say wouahhh this gift is stunning! It is so great to make people happy, so this is the time to make some effort and be creative again!

I love this old Vintage tin used as a gift box, with just a lovely ribbon and baubles, so simple, just beautiful!


If you know very well the person, maybe you can more personalized the present you’re going to offer her. Let’s take an example with someone who loves the mountains, why not trying to find a Vintage postcard or picture about mountains and just add it on the top of your present. What a fantastic unusual gift! You have a Comics lover, buy on ebay a Vintage Comics, copy it and wrap his present with it!

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Vintage Christmas Table Decorations

You have a beautiful Vintage Christmas Tree, now get dressed the table!

Hiding in a cupboard, you probably have lots of vintage crockery, it’s time to take them out and use them as display with branches, cone pines, red berries branches or holly and poinsettia garlands. Of course you can use lots of other different vintage items, such as kitchenalia items: have a look at those vintage moulds and see what you can do with them!


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Vintage Christmas Tree Lights: what can we find? And where?

The best way to add a real Vintage look to your Christmas tree is to find a Vintage Light!

It is from 1880 that we start to see the first electric bulbs in the United States.

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One of the most famous brand for Christmas Lights since that time was probably Noma’s company.

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How to choose and decorate your Vintage Christmas Tree?

I would like to give you a few tips to decorate your Vintage Christmas Tree:

-       The star on the top which reminds for the Christians The star of Bethlehem which guided the Three Kings towards the place of birth of the child Jesus, that we celebrate the 25th of December, the star is sometimes replace by a point or an angel tree topper… The tradition says that it’s the youngest child of the family who install the star on the top of the tree (last thing to put to your tree).

-        The garlands: simple or with lights, white or colorful, you have to put them first on your Christmas tree. You can also find variable material such as ribbons, garland of pearls or diverse objects.

-       The baubles: sparkling with different colors, some clear of glass, of plastic, all baubles make a wonderful look to your Christmas, and why not trying to find those Vintage ones so beautiful.


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How to create a magic Vintage Christmas this year?

How to create a magic Vintage Christmas this year?

The end of the year is coming with the Festive Season. One of my favourite!

I would like to talk about Christmas. How to create a Vintage Christmas this year in and outside your home.

At first, we can start by the story of the Christmas tree, how to choose your Christmas tree and how to decorate it, with the 15 best Vintage Christmas tree!

Then, its lights, remember about all those vintage ones. just as a “souvenir” I will show you the 10 most amazing vintage lights.

Don’t forget your Christmas table decoration, with lovely centerpieces. I will tell you everything you need to have an authentic Vintage look. You will find the 10 best Vintage table decoration.

What would be Christmas without presents? Let’s wrap them with a complete Vintage look. You will be amazed by what we can use to make them Vintage…

It’s getting cold, but don’t forget to add a Vintage Christmas look even outside to welcome your family and friends.

I will also talk about the Nativity Scene and its own story without forgetting the “Santons”, famous French nativity characters. And because I’m French, I can’t avoid talking about the French Christmas Market in Alsace, called “Marches de Noel” which are now worldwide known.

As a card lover, I will show you dozens of Vintage cards and Christmas commercials that will remember you some “souvenirs” I’m pretty sure!

So stay with me until Christmas, you won’t be disappointed!

Have a fantastic Magic Vintage Christmas!

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Let’s start with the Story of the Christmas Tree:

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