When I think of Irish women, I think of creamy white skin, blue eyes and dark hair. Maybe that's because the limited number of Irish women I knew when I was a child looked like that. That's not the case with this collection of pretty women on vintage St. Patrick's Day greeting cards, though; they all have brown eyes and a few are blonds. And as you might be able to guess from the page title, they're all pretty too.
These pretty Irish women (often called "Irish lasses") on vintage greeting cards come from a range of eras, from the 1800s to the 1930s or 40s. It seems this style of card went out in the early mid-20th Century, because many St. Patrick's Day images produced after that focus more on leprechauns and green beer than pretty women. It looks like before that period Ireland considered a beautiful women pin up as one of their primary exports -- at least when it came to St. Patrick's Day greeting cards and postcards.
Please scroll down to see the St. Patrick's Day greeting cards and read the download instructions.
Instructions for Downloading
Choose a thumbnail version of any of the free vintage St. Patrick's Day cards above the large images to the right of these instructions. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.
Don't be fooled by the size of the vintage card images as they appear on this page. When you click on them they will get much larger!
IMPORTANT: Once you've chosen a heart 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 Mac, control-click the image until a menu appears that allows you to save it. If you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive.
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You might also be interested in the Free Clip Art Sourcebook, the free e-book with links to thousands of free clip art and greeting card images, including free vintage St. Patrick's Day clip art and many other vintage images for St. Patrick's Day.
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Blake on March 12, 2009:
Thanks to you, our St. Paddy party (tomorrow) is going to rock THAT much harder!
Nancy Ward on March 12, 2009:
Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this page.
Would you let me know if that's OK?