Recently I acquired some used greeting cards in a lot of auction items. If you do a search on Pinterest for Upcycled Greeting Cards, you will come up with dozens, if not hundreds of ideas on what to do with old greeting cards. These cards are a little musty, so I am not sure if there is much of a market for them, unless I can get the smell out. I will say that I had fun going through the cards and decided to scan them and offer them to you as free images in case you would like to use the images in your own projects.
Most of these cards were from Stanley, a loving husband, during the late 50s and 60s. I have no idea what his wife’s name was, and am a little sad that I don’t know.
Cards in the 50s and 60s were so much more elegant than most of the cards we have today. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of beautiful greeting cards out there, but I just think these are stunning in a more simplistic way, if that makes any sense. The front of the cards are made of satin fabric that was filled with a soft material so they are puffy and luxurious to the touch. Because they were too large to fit inside an envelope, they are presented in a small white box. I especially love the ones with the colorful flowers on the cover.
The cards that follow are simpler with embossed fronts, but the graphics are sweet.
I hope you enjoyed checking out these greeting card images and can find use for them in one of your vintage inspired projects. I will be posting more free images in the coming weeks and months and hope to figure out an easy way to organize them as I get more of them on the site. If you have any ideas or photos to share, please post them on our Facebook page.
In the meantime, please check out these adorable, vintage inspired greeting cards on Amazon (contains affiliate links).