You’ve probably sent postcards in the mail, but have you ever decorated with them? Antique holiday postcards are a unique way to spruce up your home in flea market style. If you’re wondering what to do with them, here’s a few ideas!
- Wall gallery: Tape or tack them up next to your other Christmas cards.
- Decor blocks: Buy or cut postcard-sized wood blocks. Glue a postcard onto each one to create stackable antique decor.
- Decor board: Glue your postcards onto a wood board (large or small—your choice!) to create a wall gallery that you can put up and store away every year.
- Christmas ornaments: Lay your postcard flat and glue a long piece of string along the top of the back. Then tie the ends together to make a triangle shape.
- Scrapbooking: Use postcards alongside your pictures and stickers.
- Shelf decor: Place them throughout a display shelf to add a subtle dash of antique goodness.
Now that you’ve got some ideas, take a look at our favorite antique holiday postcards from Etsy. Get ready to get crafty!
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1910s: Glitter and Glee
This postcard would look simply delicious displayed on a kitchen shelf of your loveliest Christmas collectibles. Let it inspire you to make your all-time favorite holiday treats!
1910s: Ho ho ho!
Stick these jolly postcards up on a reclaimed wood wall to score extra vintage points this Christmas. You can never have too many antique decorations!
1910 & 1912: Jolly Jubilee
Use these two postcards to add vintage flair in a Christmas scrapbook or add them to a shelf display! they're just the right amount of worn and wonderful—they're worn-derful.
1900s: Lights in the Forest
It's hard to capture the youthful wonder of childhood, but this postcard illustration does it with ease. You could even frame this like a piece of art!
1900s: Peace and Poinsettias
No time to look after real poinsettias? No problem! Get all the holiday cheer without the hassle. Paste these onto a wood board for a portable wall gallery you can put up every year.
1920s: White Christmas
If you're a fan of white Christmases, these postcards were made for you! They capture the cold slopes of winter but radiate the warm spirit of Christmas.
1911: Good Ol' St. Nick
Can you believe this postcard dates back to 1911? May we all have such a jolly glow when we're over 100 years old.
1900s: Catnip Christmas
In honor of all our furry friends who keep us warm and loved throughout the year! Turn these purr-fect postcards into Christmas ornaments with some glue and string.
1910s: The Most Wonderful Card
These elegant postcards are attached to the front of a traditional card so you don't have to write on the antique postcard itself! Not only will a special someone get to hear from you, but they'll get a super unique gift.
1910s: Socialite Santa
Oh, it's just Santa casually chit-chatting on a vintage telephone. Everyone needs a break every once in a while, right? Grab this delightful postcard for your collection!