Christmas Illustration From the 19th to Early 20th-Century

A free Christmas illustration featuring a wintry scroll with holly and bells.

Christmas is less than 40 days away! So I scoured my big box of vintage stuff and public domain postcards From the New York Public Library to curate my latest free Christmas illustration set.

These 16 images are totally free to use in your projects and greeting cards. You can also head straight to the complete Christmas image gallery right here and follow on Facebook for exclusive vintage illustrations you can’t find on the site!

To learn more about each illustration and download to your own device, click on an image to go to the info page. To make sure you’re downloading the largest available size, right-click to ‘open image’ in a new window, then, right-click and choose ‘save as’ to download.

christmas illustration holiday birds
christmas illustration oranges
christmas illustration poinsettias
christmas illustration bird

Where did this free Christmas illustration come from?

Free vintage Christmas illustration of gold angels dating to the late 19th-century to early 20th-century.
A free vintage Christmas illustration of a holiday car with berries and birds. From and early 20th century French greeting card.

Before the turn of the century, there was an explosion of print media in Europe and the US, especially in the way of catalogs, advertising trade cards, and especially postcards.
The original publishers of this media include recognizable Brands like Pillsbury flour, Jello, and Coca-Cola. Plus, printing Publishers like the international art Publishing Company, Illustrated Postal Card Company, and E. A. Schwerdtfeger & Co.

Did you know that more than 2 billion Christmas cards are sent every year? (source)

christmas illustration deer
christmas illustration holly
christmas illustration pine cone snow
christmas illustration bird and reindeer
A totally unique turn-of-the-century FREE Christmas illustration featuring a paint palette illustration and brushes.

More ways to find free Christmas stuff!

FREE Christmas Catalog from L.L. Bean

Free personalized Santa letters

Free vintage Christmas cards

Free modern Christmas cards

Free Santa coloring book pages

A free turn-of-the-century Christmas illustration from a public domain holiday greeting card.
Enjoy this totally free christmas illustration from a unique vintage holiday card published around 1910.

USPS delivers more than 800 million packages during the holidays! (source)

A free Christmas illustration from a vintage holiday postcard featuring a horseshoe, winter scene, and holly dates to the early 20th-century.
A free vintage Christmas illustration dated to the late 19th-century to turn of the century. Featuring a hand holding a winter bouquet and trinket.

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Happy holidays and stay tuned for more!

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