Printed by International Post Card (1905-1914), this embossed Christmas postcard shows kids about to dig into their stockings.
Good ol’ Santa, posing with a few toys. No publisher is mentioned on this postcard, but it’s clearly notated to be part of “Santa Claus Series 404″.
This postcard might seem off-season, but given that retailers have already packed the shelves with Christmas merchandise I guess I can be forgiven. The real photo card was postmarked in 1906.
This Christmas postcard, featuring Santa, was mailed in 1911. The back indicates the embossed card to be part of “Santa Claus Series No 2″.
An embossed Christmas postcard that probably dates from around 1910. It’s curious that while no publisher is indicated, the card has “Merry Christmas Series 403″ printed right on the front!
A Christmas postcard showing an angel or cherub gathering holly and mistletoe. Also found in a version that has gold on the wings and gold stars in the sky, the back of the embossed card has a logo consisting of the letters “G-A”.
This embossed Christmas postcard features what has to be one of my favorite depictions of Santa. On the back:
Jan. 1st 1917
Dear little Sister; -
a card today as you did not get your New Years card. What are you doing these days? Have you school yet? I am looking for [..?..] & snow. I am waiting for a sled ride. Did you have much fun in the snow? I guess this will be all for this time as I must go to work. Wish you could come and see me.
With artwork by the beloved illustrator Ellen Clapsaddle, this unmailed Christmas postcard was addressed to Mr. Eldred Snow in Montana and includes this message:
Des Moines Iowa,
Dec. 19th 1914
Dear Little Eldred,
I wish you a Bright and Happy Christmas and a Bright and merry New Year.
Yep, Santa Claus, Indiana. Looks sort of like a winter wonderland, doesn’t it? The back bears a nifty Santa/reindeer ink stamp.
Postmarked in 1912, this lightly embossed Christmas postcard shows two children in the snow, presumably working on a snowman. It looks as though the girl is too cold to enjoy the project!