Wednesday, July 04, 2018

A most unusual vintage card

I decided to share this on July 4 because it has a slight patriotic look, with lots of blue and silver and a touch of red and white.  I've just listed this in my Etsy shop, and here is how I've described this card:

"This unusual Christmas card is probably from the 1930s, but I am saying 1940s as I am not absolutely sure. It has a definite Art Deco look.

The center of the card is a midnight blue with either stars or snow suggested in the background. A tall candle in an Art Deco candle holder is the simple centerpiece of the design. The candle, holder, and its trims of fir sprigs, a ribbon bow, and a bell are all done in varying shades of blue. The only other bit of color is a red and white candle flame. This center design is framed by bands of silver, with some white striping at each side on the top.

The back of the card is simply designated with the number 102.

Inside the card is an elongated candle on one side, and the greeting: Merry Christmas; Happy New Year in blue in an Art Deco font.

The card is made of a silky sort of paper. It measures 4 1/4 inches across and about 5 3/4 inches tall."

This card is really stunning.  You can't see the entire thing here on the blog because I chose to make the image larger and it doesn't all show.  I'm assuming it might if you double clicked on the photo -- or, you could just check it out at my Etsy shop, A New Hampshire Attic.

Happy Fourth of July, everyone!


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I was thinking 1940s because it reminds me of a candle you would put in a window to honor a loved one serving in the military...

  2. Lovely! you always have the best vintage cards

  3. That is a beautiful card and I agree with Vicki, it does look as she describes.


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