Vintage Christmas cards

adellabedella_usaApril 2, 2006

I helped clean out a closet at my in-laws house this weekend and found a load of old Christmas cards from the 1960's. Some, like the ones from dh's grandparents, I'll save intact for the kids. I'd like ideas on what to do with the others. These cards aren't cardboard like the ones today, they are more papery and would probably decoupage well, but I'm not sure what I'd attach them to. Any ideas?



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Go to the craft store and find either those heavy paper(like cardboard) boxes or the inexpensive lightweight wooden ones. Paint or stain to taste, decoupage either one or a combination of cards on each. They would make great presents for family members. Kinda like Christmas memory boxes. Bet Hat boxes would work too. Really neat find!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2006 at 8:36AM
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I like to use the vintage cards for lampshades. I've included a link below. It's fun to swap them in during the holidays.

I've also used them for art on glass blocks. Just scan them and resize or crop to fit or put a solid color background behind.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 4, 2006 at 10:38PM
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Those are all good ideas. I especially like the box idea and the lampshade.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 9:32AM
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How about putting the smaller ones in between two pieces of glass and then soldering the edges....makes really nice coasters.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2006 at 11:38AM
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