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Old Fashioned Post Cards with Easter Eggs


Old Fashioned Easter Cards

This is a collection of unique, old fashioned Easter Cards. They showcase the Easter egg especially. Many of the images contained in this hub are from Russia. They are now in the public domain, as of this writing. I give a link with each image, and would recommend checking on it before use, to make sure nothing has changed.

Not all these images are your typical Easter Egg image! I hope you enjoy viewing them. Please make sure to click on the tiny little photos, or thumbnails to see each and every photo of these Easter Eggs. There are a few, per photo shown.

Ways to Use these Images for Personal Use

The reason I like these images is that they can be used to create a personal greeting card, tag or gift bag. I would recommend only using them in this way however, as needed, and one at a time. They definitely lend a particular nostalgic "feel," that many people really like.

Vintage cards can be used today, with quite a nice effect. I like to save the image to my computer, then get it into printable form. First, I make sure my printer's color ink is all full, not lacking in any color, and make a print.

Since many of these have the words like Happy Easter, or Christ is Risen, in Russian, you can simply cut those parts out before use. It is kind of a creative cropping, if you will. I have seen people use different images in this way, and one can put on a card, or make a lovely gift back out of them as well.

Embellishing the Image

As needed, or desired, one can embellish with glitter, buttons, stickers or ribbons, lace, doilies, etc. This makes quite an impressive gift and impression on the person that receives these at Easter. I love the rich varying color schemes represented here, as it is by no means just about pastels.

Sometimes, I have to wonder if the creator of these images nearly a century ago, would be happy to know people are still enjoying viewing them today. If I were an artist, I know that would be the case for me.

Unique Easter Egg Images

While I find all these images to be interesting, the last couple of images are extra unique or interesting. I wanted to point out one in particular that was made during wartime, and it says, "Easter greetings! The military mail` comes this time fast, it brings Easter eggs at last." What a unique image it shows, of little Easter bunnies, also dressed in military garb, bringing Easter Eggs to the soldiers! What creativity at work!

I am finding that just seeing these different Easter images from other countries through the medium of post cards is fun and enriching. I am glad you stopped by and I hope you enjoyed the different vintage cards. I am so glad someone preserved them so we can see them today.

One last thought, if there is one that stands out to you especially, or one that you like the most, I would be glad to know which that is. Happy Easter!

Vintage Easter Egg Design Poll


Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on April 02, 2012:

Hello Sherry, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I am so glad that others like them also and find them special. Have a great day.

Hi RTalloni, ok great, as I just wanted to make sure about which one it was. Thanks for that. :) That last one is truly unique and different! I think you are right about them liking bugs. I am thinking back to other nostalgic types of things, and in with all the roses, pretty ladies and other pretty Victorian things, there were thrown in some rather elaborate pictures or paintings and drawings of beetles, bees, etc. Thanks for stopping back by again. Have a wonderful day.

RTalloni on April 01, 2012:

You are right, it is number 5 now!

It is indeed curious to think about why someone would create that last one. :) Victorians were intrigued with bugs, if I remember right.

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on April 01, 2012:

I love these vintage graphics and these are really special.

Paula (author) from The Midwest, USA on April 01, 2012:

Hi RTalloni, thank you so much for stopping by. I agree that they are art treasures, and am happy you think so. I wanted to say thank you for mentioning which was your favorite, but I also just added 2 other photos I meant to add on earlier, so it may be number 5 you meant? (Sorry to make it confusing...)

As for a favorite, I hear you there, and it is partly why I asked or wondered. Its just hard. What is interesting to you, is something of interest to me also. Thank you for commenting and stopping by. :)

RTalloni on April 01, 2012:

Thanks so much for putting this together for us! These are art treasures. The design I found most interesting is number 4 out of the 9 because it looks like a paint-by-number design. A favorite--that's too hard! :)

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