Antique postcards of the holidays like Thanksgiving have a charm to them that can make them wonderful to use in all sorts of different crafts and decorations.
I have been collecting antique post cards for many years and use the seasonal ones through out the house during the holidays.
There were millions of postcards sent in the early part of the 1900s as printing costs became inexpensive and the technology to reproduce vivid colors improved. While these postcards were meant for the American market many of them were printed in Germany and England.
If you are interested in starting your own collection of antique or vintage postcards then you can start at the antique malls were they are often kept loose in boxes to sort through. The cost of these were between $1 and $3 each as they were not rare.
Here are four of my favorite Thanksgiving postcards from about 1909 that you can download as PDFs for your own use.
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Postcards like this Turkey and Pumpkin were very popular and tens of thousands were sent during Thanksgiving. You could use this image to decorate your Thanksgiving table or to add to your welcome wreath on your front door.
The colors of the postcards like Thanksgiving Greetings.pdf look beautiful as gift tags on any presents you will be taking to Thanksgiving dinner.
This image of Thanksgiving Girl.pdf is one that I put in a frame in my kitchen during the holidays. You could do the same or prop it on your mantle among your other decorations.
This is probably my favorite Antique Turkey Postcard.pdf If you print this on card stock you could use it as a invitation to your Thanksgiving gathering or even send it in the mail as it was originally purposed as a post card.
With their beautiful colors and charming illustrations you are bound to find many places to use these delightful images.
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