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Free Printable Vintage Father's Day Greeting Cards

If your dad is like mine was, there's no one like him. Although I'm sure you appreciate your dad year-round, Father's Day is when you officially celebrate his contribution to your life. To help you honor him in style, here are some free printable greeting cards he's sure to love. And these free Father's Day images can also be used as clip art!

And while you're at it, try giving Dad something else that doesn't cost a lot: your time and attention. Since Father's Day takes place during basball season, it's a wonderful time to go to that baseball game you never went to together. You can also explore a hobby he tried to teach you as a child but you just weren't interested in at the time. There are probably many ways you can get closer to your dad this Father's Day; just look and listen, and you'll probably get some clues about how you can give him the gift of yourself.

Instructions for Downloading the Free Vintage Father's Day Clip Cards

1. Please read the "Rules of the Road" Terms of Use further down on the page.

2. Choose a small thumbnail version of any of the vintage Father's Day clip cards images in the right column. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger. Once you've chosen an image and see it larger, double-click on the larger image, which will make the best version of the art appear.

3. If you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you have a Mac, control-click to download.

You can make easy printable Father's Day cards by using Microsoft Word or another word processing program. Just download an image using the instructions above and paste it into a document. Size it to fit either pre-cut cardstock you can get at Amazon or your local crafts store, or to fit an envelope you already have at home.

The Origin of Fathers Day

Fathers Day was invented by a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to honor her father, William Smart. Smart was a widowed Civil War veteran who raised his six children on a rural farm after his wife died while giving birth to their last child.

After listening to a sermon on Mother's Day 1909, Sonora felt inspired to put forth the concept that fathers should be honored as much as mothers. So she campaigned for the holiday to be created. William Smart was born in June, so that month was chosen for the first Fathers Day celebration.

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Carol on June 21, 2015:

I find the Father's Day image and the offer of only one selection of an African American quite offensive, vintage or otherwise.

lupine on June 14, 2012:

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A greeting card can be a simple reminder to all fathers that they are truly respected, loved, and remembered by their children..both young and old.

BILL on June 13, 2010:


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Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 14, 2008:

Thanks, Bob! :-)

Bob Ewing from New Brunswick on May 14, 2008:

great cards, thanks.

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 14, 2008:

Thanks, Woody! :-)

Woody Marx from Ontario, Canada on May 14, 2008:

Tasteful and well-done Hub!

Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on May 14, 2008:

You're welcome, Eileen. Thanks for stopping by!

Eileen Hughes from Northam Western Australia on May 14, 2008:

Thanks for those will try them out.

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