I love the way children are portrayed in many of the vintage greeting cards and postcards created for holidays in days gone by. As with my cute kids vintage valentine cards, many of which were probably produced by the same publishing companies that produced these vintage St. Patrick's Day greeting cards, the children are sweet, innocent and adorable. (Although, I must admit that some of the horizontal cards do venture out of innocence into more adult territory. But they're still quite tame, so don't worry!)
For good or for bad, children today grow up so quickly. So it's interesting to see reminders of a time when kids were kids for a long time, not just until they were old enough to click a computer mouse and manipulate a Wii controller.These vintage children are not only just being kids, but they're embracing St. Patrick's Day for all it's worth. I'm sure you'll find uses for these adorable reminders of how fun St. Patrick's Day can be when looked at through the eyes of a child.
Instructions for Downloading the Free Cards
Choose a small thumbnail version of any of the vintage cute kids greeting card images in the right column. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.
IMPORTANT: 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. Sorry for the extra step, but this will give you the highest quality art.
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 the image until a menu appears with the option to save it.
Note to Internet Explorer users: You may have to click one more time after following the instructions above. In other words, click on the image that comes up after clicking on the large image.
Please see the "rules of the road" usage terms below.
Looking for More St. Patrick's Day Art?
You might also be interested in the Free Clip Art Sourcebook, an e-book that contains my collection of free vintage and contemporary clip art -- including free vintage St. Patricks Day clipart and many more St. Patrick's Day images. It's free to download and all the art linked from within it is free. No registration required!
Wishing you the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day!
You might also be interested in this contemporary St. Patrick's Day clip art or these Irish flags and vintage Ireland postcards. These images can also be found in the Free Clip Art Sourcebook linked above.
More Vintage Art
Other Free St. Patrick's Day Images
- Vintage St. Patrick's Day Ireland Postcards
- Vintage St. Patricks Day Cards: Pretty Women
- Vintage St. Patrick's Day Cards: Irish Lads
- St. Patrick's Day Clip Art
- Vintage St. Patricks Day Clip Art
- St Patrick's Day Crafts and Trivia
- Vintage Irish and American Flags Art
- St. Patrick's Day Scrapbook Paper
More Holiday Clip Art
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Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on March 12, 2009:
You're welcome, Christa! Thanks for leaving a comment.
Christa Dovel from The Rocky Mountains, North America on March 12, 2009:
Those are so cute! Thank you for sharing.
Carla Chadwick (author) from Georgia on February 27, 2009:
Thanks, Lisa. I agree that many St. Patrick's Day images are kind of silly. There's a sweetness to these that's missing in most modern holiday images.
Lisa HW from Massachusetts on February 27, 2009:
These are very cute vintage cards. So many St. Patrick's Day images are unfunny, cartoon-type, leprichauns. These are charming. :)