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Vintage Christmas Cards, 1968

These are pages 360 and 361 from the 1968 Sears Christmas Catalog.

It surprises me that Christmas cards have changed so little since 1968. With the exceptions of Numbers 1, 2, 13,19, and 21, they look similar to current ones.

1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s cards are a little easier to date by their unique styling. The sketchy style of the angel (#13) and the lion & the lamb (#21) are somewhat typical of the modern look of the 1960s, but I’ve seen 1950s illustrations that are similar.

I hope this helps anyone who’s hoping to date vintage cards, and I do apologize for the scratchy look of the scan. Old catalogs and magazines are really not easy to scan clearly.

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