As a life-long animal lover and cat and dog owner, I'm a little partial to these vintage animal Christmas cards. Some of these antique holiday cards date back to the beginning of the 20th century, which is proof that animal images have always been popular. Animals symbolize warmth and happiness, so what better time to feature them than at Christmas?
These vintage Christmas greeting cards feature mostly dogs and cats, but you can also find a few birds and one very unusual card that features monkeys playing pool while frogs look on. What that has to do with Christmas, I don't know. But it's adorable, so who cares?
I'm curious what kind of animals my readers have, so would you please answer the simple poll toward the bottom of the page if you have a moment? It will be fun to see what kind of animal lovers we have out there.
Holiday Clip Art CDs
Vintage Clip Art CDs
Instructions for Downloading
To download, choose a thumbnail of any of the vintage animal Christmas cards pictured to the right. When you click on one, it will appear larger. If you're a Mac user, control-click that larger image until you get a pop-up menu with an option to save. If you have a PC, right-click and save the final version to your hard drive.
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Jan, LasVegas on December 02, 2017:
Absolute Treasures! Thank you for this opportunity.
Merry Christmas and Blessings
Spokane David on December 21, 2016:
I love these vintage card styles! Much more than the new ones. I'm a nostalgist ha, ha.
Sue on December 15, 2012:
Excellent images!! I make my cards to give to family members and friends, so this is very nice of you to give such nice ones free. Thank you :)
christianbooks on November 13, 2009:
Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on November 05, 2009:
Love animal christmas cards also.