Winter Illustrations from the 19th-20th Century
More snow, please!
I’m so ready to cozy up with hot chocolate and new books. I also went a little crazy on eBay and can’t wait to rummage through my latest batch of illustrations en route.
And speaking of winter, here are five more vintage Christmas cards and winter illustrations for the season. These guys are from my collection of antique postcards and trading cards, and most were produced in Germany between the 19th and 20th century. A couple of illustrations featured here are from trade cards for tea and medicine, originally published in the 1880’s!
How to Use Winter Illustrations for Holiday Crafts
If you’re gonna be stuck inside all winter, you better get your glue gun out! The holiday season is all about crafting, DIY, and putting ideas on paper. Here are several project ideas and links to get keep you busy with your winter illustrations:
- Top 10 winter crafts for kids
- How to decoupage with winter illustrations
- 60 Christmas crafts to keep you busy this winter
- Cool winter craft ideas from The Spruce!
- Winter crafting tips for teachers
- Winter craft projects from Good Housekeeping
- Vintage Christmas clipart for winter crafting
- Make your own unique Christmas storybook
- Learn how to come up with amazing ideas
You can also use these vintage Christmas graphics to make your own gift wrap and scientific illustrations to create DIY gifts for geeks.
Free Things to Do This Winter
I’m a big fan of finding free things to do (shocked?)
Here are a few of my favorite free things to do in winter to help you save money:
- Free museum days!!
- Free concerts and movies in the park
- Dig into your winter reading list
- Make your own Christmas tree ornaments
- Nature walks in state parks
- Go ice skating for free
- Have a documentary marathon for free
- Make a snow lantern (I haven’t tried this but I want to!)
More Vintage Winter Illustrations
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