It could be argued that the most predominant symbols of a secular Christmas are Santa Claus and Christmas trees. But if you're looking for clip art that bridges the gap between the secular and more traditional, religious images; angels are perfect. They can be interpreted to have great spiritual meaning for those who are so inclined. And they can also be regarded as sweet, non-threatening imagery by people who don't embrace the holiday's religious framework.
Free Vintage Christmas Angel Clip Art
Instructions for Downloading the Vintage Christmas Angels Clip Art
To download, choose a small version of any of the vintage Christmas angels clip art images above the large image to the right. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger. Then, 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 save the image.
To view many other vintage Christmas clipart and card images, free downloadable holiday certificates, coloring pages and craft projects, please visit my HubPages profile page and scroll down. (If you don't see my Christmas hubs listed, scroll to the bottom of that page and click the link to "See all of WordPlay's hubs.")
You can also find many more vintage Christmas images and vintage Christmas cards at VintageHolidayCrafts.com.
The Question of Angels
Ironically, many people who say they've seen angels say they don't look much like the vintage Christmas angels on this page. I wonder if those who do see more traditional versions of angels have predisposed "filters" in their brains for seeing them that way? Or do angels appear in the forms that we would most expect so we would recognize them? And for those who believe in angels but say they've never seen them, could it be they're appearing to them all the time but they just come in forms they don't expect. Lofty questions!
Christmas Clip Art CDs from Amazon
Angel Clip Art CDs from Amazon
More Free Vintage Christmas Clip Art
- Free Clip Art Sourcebook
This free e-book provides links to free contemporary and vintage clip art sources, as well as free vintage cards, craft templates, paper dolls and more!
Other WordPlay Holiday Hubs
- Free Personalized Santa Letters
- Free Christmas Images
- Free Vintage Christmas Images
- Free Antique Toy Vintage Christmas Cards
- Holiday Gifts for Writers
- Christmas Recipes: Holiday Dip
- Free Vintage Christmas Gift Tags
- Free Christmas Crafts for Kids
- Free Vintage Santa Graphics
- Free Floral Vintage Christmas Cards
- Free Vintage Christmas Angels Clip Art
- Free Vintage Christmas Angel Cards
- Free Christmas Coloring Pages
- Free Printable Holiday Gift Certificates
- Free Christmas Table Decorations: Place Cards
- Free Printable Christmas Invitations
Tanya on January 30, 2012:
Love these to make cards for family, a victorian card can be 7 or 8$ each, this saves so much on holiday cards. Thanks for sharing your clip art!!!
Sharon Downey on December 03, 2011:
Thank you so much; nice hub.
poetryman6969 on October 22, 2011:
very nice hub. good job.
Elena Maria from Pennsylvania on February 16, 2011:
This is beautiful clip art. I love angels! Thank you for writing this HUB.
Neha on February 09, 2011:
Vintage Christmas Clip Art, is just what i love. I am completely impressed with your tips about them. Thanks for the share WORDPLAY...
Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on July 25, 2010:
I am so glad I found you. You have the greatest ideas and information.
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on October 20, 2009:
You're welcome, Donna. I would love to see the book you made! I'm so glad you found a good use for the images.
Donna Meyers on October 19, 2009:
Just a line to say how much I appreciate the old postcard art as I made a book for myself to keep forever . Thanks for making it affordable.
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on November 15, 2008:
Hi, AEvans. I'm so glad you like them! Happy holidays. :-)
Julianna from SomeWhere Out There on November 14, 2008:
I am a collector of Angels and I adore these !!!
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on November 11, 2008:
You're welcome, Desert Blondie!
desert blondie from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen on November 11, 2008:
So glad I found this column...Thanks!
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on October 27, 2008:
You're welcome, BizzyMuse. I'm sure your grandmother will love it if you make her something with these images! I'm always curious to know how people use the clip art I post, so thanks for sharing.
Hi, Pat. The angels are pretty, aren't they? I wish I could say I painted them myself. BTW, I sent you an e-mail a few days ago, because we're from the same neck of the woods. If you got it and just didn't have time/didn't want to respond, no prob. But I thought I'd let you know in case it never arrived. If that's the case, you can just leave a comment here or shoot me an e-mail through the link above in the sidebar.
Writer For Hire from Sunland, Ca on October 27, 2008:
Thanks for the new site! I'm not into the real religious aspects of the holiday but I sure do like these pretty little angels~
BizzyMuse from Southern California on October 27, 2008:
I'm so glad I ran across your hub! My grandmother loves vintage angels and I am going to make her something beautiful with the images you shared. Thank you so much!