Here is a fun Victorian Christmas postcard graphic. The illustration on the postcard features Santa in a long red coat trimmed in white fur; the hood of the coat is pulled over Santa’s head. He has a bag of toys over his back and other toys tucked under his arm and attached to his sides. Santa is facing two young children and pointing to himself as if to show the children that he is “real”. The children are in awe of Santa. A decorated Christmas tree is on a table in the background and a sprig of holly and berries decorates the left side of the card. The message on the card is: Merry Christmas. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a shabby page of vintage sheet music. The song on the page is a Christmas hymn titled In a Manger Laid so Lowly. The page is from Bradbury’s Fresh Laurels for the Sabbath School, 1867. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage New Year postcard includes an adorable illustration of blue and pink birds perched on a branch. One bird is a music conductor and three birds are lined up on the branch, all singing their little hearts out. A sprig of holly and berries is behind, and supporting, the conductor bird’s music book. The message on the card is:
A Happy New Year
As I view the Coming Year
I cannot comprehend ~
One other wish but happiness
To make for you my friend. Here is a cleaner version of the birds from the postcard. Click on images to enlarge.
This vintage clip art illustration includes two beautiful Victorian clocks. The images are from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage Christmas postcard features a manger scene. Mary is holding baby Jesus and the three wise men (or perhaps Joseph and two of the wise men) are gathered around. The message on the card is: A Peaceful Christmas to You. Click on image to enlarge.