Vintage Christmas Postcards
Hello Graphics Fairy friends, Diana from Dreams Factory here with a new project – some Vintage Christmas Postcards, perfect for decorating and gifting! I think you will find that this an easy, and versatile, Holiday project. I hope you love the free Printables that I created too!
With Christmas almost knocking at our doors, I knew it was the perfect time to share these chic postcards with you.
They will help you add some gorgeous vintage touches to your home decor …
… but also to your Christmas presents this year.
From the beginning I knew I wanted to create something ‘universal’ that would look amazing in your home, but would also satisfy all your friends and family’s tastes and needs. So I designed these Vintage Christmas Postcards using some AMAZING vintage images from The Graphics Fairy and some incredible postcards that would help you quickly (and completely) get into the magical Holiday spirit.
Did I mentioned they are all French? The Frenchier, the better!! Because what would Christmas be without a little bit of French charm, right?
I ended up creating 2 printable sheets with several Vintage Christmas Postcards, perfect for smaller and larger gifts or for decorating objects of various shapes and sizes in your home. We’ve got it all covered!
Making the Vintage French Christmas Postcards could not be easier! You just have to download, print and cut them and then decide on how to use them on your beautiful Christmas presents or your home decor. It’s that easy!
Free Printable Vintage Christmas Postcards
—-> Click HERE to Download the Full Size Printable PDF <—-
(the postcards on the left)
—-> Click HERE to Download the Full Size Printable PDF <—-
(the postcards on the right)
Vintage Christmas Postcards Supplies:
- Vintage French Christmas Postcards
- cardstock paper or regular paper
- printer (inkjet or laserjet)
- acrylic paint, coffee or tea
- Mod Podge
- jute twine or white twine or natural Raffia
- vintage scissors
- vintage clips
- books (old or new)
- cardboard boxes
- wrapping paper
- Christmas presents & chocolate
Start by downloading the printables.
I used white cardstock paper, but you can also use regular paper, depending on how you are planning of using them.
Then, using your scissors, cut each postcard as close as you can to its borders.
I decided to go for a super simple cut this time (the no border method), but if you want to try something else, you can check my DIY Botanical Labels or Tags and see the other two methods I love using when it comes to finishing paper edges – the white border method or the torn edges border method.
I really loved their simple yet charming look and decided to use them as they were. But if you feel like adding more depth and a more vintagey look to them, just use some coffee, tea or highly diluted brown paint (and a brush) to add some patina here and there – like I did here on my DIY Vintage French CD Coasters (that would also make a great gift for Christmas – wink).
If taking this optional step, let them dry completely before moving on.
And when it comes to using them, I’m sure you already have in mind
one million quite a few ways of putting them to good use!
You could turn them into simple card notes (or you could punch some holes, turning them into tags) and write heartfelt, meaningful Christmas wishes on their back. Just slip them into your presents before wrapping or add them as a last minute touch when already finished.
OK, let’s talk chocolate for a minute! You know you can partially (or completely) wrap some boring chocolate bars into paper and just add some Vintage Christmas Postcards, don’t you?
THE perfect gift for Christmas! I mean, who doesn’t want to receive such a decadent treat for Christmas, right? Are you with me?
Another great way of using the Vintage Christmas Postcards? Beautify different objects around your house! Glue or simply attach them to candles or luminaries, jars, bottles, vases, wood scraps, boxes, tin cans or all the other decorative pieces that you can find.
Books add a great feel to any vignette, just wrap one or two books with some Raffia or twine and add a Vintage Christmas Postcard. You could also add some fresh or dried small branches (or leaves) for a more natural and warm look.
Do you guys remember my distressed clipboard frame project? These beautiful Vintage Christmas Postcards look simply amazing on some small pieces of scrap wood! They make the most adorable mini clipboards for Christmas, don’t you think?
These are just a few ideas to give you a starting point, but feel free to play and further experiment! Put your imagination to work and turn all these into gifts for your home or share them with your friends and family. After all, Christmas is all about sharing and giving!
Hope you like my project and decide to give it a try! Would love to know how and where would you use these Vintage Christmas Postcards!
And don’t forget, for more chic projects you can visit my blog here at Dreams Factory.
Happy & peaceful holidays!
Thank You , these are lovely and I am going to enjoy using them for Christmas this year.
Karen Watson says
I’m so glad you can use these Fernie!
This is such a stunning and generous gift! Thank you so much! Happy New Year!
Thanks Anna, Happy New Year!
Thanks so much…..
My pleasure Dianne!
These are beautiful, thank you!
Thank you so much Kristy 🙂
Won’t the image run from the “antiquing”, if it is inkjet? Love these images!
I use waterproof ink in my inkjet Cheryl so there is no fear of running 🙂
Lynda Grigg says
I am printing on my Epson Inkjet with all sorts of fabrics using Bubblejet. No running and everything prints out great.
That is awesome Lynda, glad to hear it!!
Linda Greiss says
Your French Christmas Postcards are amazingly beautiful! And your ideas to use them are awesome too! Thank you for the free printable of them. Merry Christmas
Thanks so much Linda, Merry Christmas!
Pam Perry says
Thank you SOOOO MUCH!!! THIS is my favorite of anything you’ve offered..LOVE this & will use these to make beautiful home décor & some special small gifts as well <3
I am so happy you like them Pam!! Merry Christmas 🙂
Marvelous! Thank you very much.
Thank you Eileen!
Happy Holidays and thank you for sharing these lovely images. Cheers, Ardith
Thank you Ardith! Happy Holidays to you too 🙂