Free Vintage Santa Clip Art

These vintage Santas look range from a little serious and even worried to as jolly as we’ve come top expect Santa to be. Because the origin of these images span decades, you can see how Santa’s image has evolved over the years. In case you’re interested to read more about how Santa has changed, see Wikipedia’s Santa Claus in Northern American Culture.

Mid-twentieth-century Santa clip art is consistently cheerful. In fact, those images of Santa — which are from the 1940’s through the 1960’s — are downright silly. See our collection of mid-century vintage Santas.

Click a Santa clip art image below to view and download a larger version (enlarged sizes vary):

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vintage santa clip art with suitcase free vintage santa clipart jolly with holly free vintage Santa on skis clip art free vintage santa clip art candy cane window snow

For more Santa images, see our vintage Santa Claus Christmas cards, vintage Santa Claus kids Christmas cards (mentioned in the copy above) and vintage Santa graphics.

There’s also plenty more vintage clip art for Christmas in our Free Clip Art Sourcebook. So many people have been kind enough to leave comments that the Sourcebook has helped them to be creative without having to spend any money. That really makes me happy. As someone who used to have limited money to spend myself, it gives me joy to know that I’m helping those with limited personal finances, as so many crafters and artists are. Maybe someday we’ll return to the days of artistic patronage like they had in centuries past that recognized that artists make great contributions to society and should be supported and honored. Until then I’ll do my part and provide free clip art!

Like what you see? Please help others find our free vintage clip art by linking to us from your blog or Web site.

Please honor our terms of use when using our images in crafts for sale or posting them to any blog, Web site, forum or social media site — either commercial or non-commercial. Thank you for your cooperation!

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39 Responses to “Free Vintage Santa Clip Art”

  1. patti kaselauskas Says:

    I’m not sure if I can use these images or not. They say free and I’d like to copy one and use it in a card class . May I?
    Thank you.

  2. patti kaselauskas Says:

    May I use one of these free clip art vintage santas in a card class? Thank you.

  3. Hi, Patti. Yes, you can use these for your card class. If you have the opportunity to give a link to Vintage Holiday Crafts from a blog or Web site, that would be much appreciated. But it’s not mandatory.

  4. I am so happy to find someone who is willing to share clip art for free. Today everyone is looking for how much money they can get from you. Your clip art is great and is very much appreciated. Thank you karen

  5. Hi, Karen. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. It feels good to be appreciated! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. These Vintage and Victorian images are my favorite! Thanks for sharing them with the public. I saved a some and plan to use them as blocks in a quilt, using photo tranfer fabric sheets.

  7. Hi, Shelly. Using vintage images in a quilt is a great idea. I’ll bet it’s going to be gorgeous!

  8. thanks so much for these great clip art images- I make decoupage boxes and frames as gifts for my friends and family and they are perfect! Thank you!

  9. You’re welcome, Margaret. Thanks for leaving a comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Thank you! I’m always looking for holiday images to use on my homemade cards! Thank you for your generosity!

  11. You’re welcome, Sarah! Have fun using the images.

  12. I work in an Alzheimiers unit and am using some of your vintage clipart for the Christmas memory board. Great response. Thanks for the website.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing that, Susan. You made my day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Thanks for sharing Vintage Clip Art for holidays. I used a couple to send invitations out for our annual friends Christmas gathering and it made them look so sweet and homey. I love the feeling of stepping back in time. Thanks so much.

  15. You’re welcome, Katrina. I’m glad you were able to find such a fun use for the images.

  16. These are beautiful! I’m so excited to see some of the images that I remember from so long ago. Thank you for sharing so generously, and freely!!

  17. You’re welcome, Cindie. I hope you enjoy using the images.

  18. Doris Henson Markley Says:

    Thank you so very much for letting me copy your vintage Santas it will make my Christmas sooo nice. Thank you for your site. I just love it.

  19. You’re welcome, Doris! Have fun using the images.

  20. Thanks so much for mainting this site, it’s such a great resource! I’ve used one of these images on labels for some chocolate bars I made as a holiday gift – you can see them here.

  21. I love the way the wrappers came out! Good job. ๐Ÿ™‚


  23. Thanks for your kind words, Monica. You’re welcome to use the images as much as you want for personal uses, such as scrapbooking, making Christmas cards or crafts to give to friends and family (not sold), etc. Have fun!

  24. On your site it says is free.

    I’m planing to make a site tipe like “santamail”, and on site and letter I would like put your free clip arts, therefor I’m askin for your permission to use and put on my planing site and on letters?!

    Thank you!

  25. Hi, Slavko. Please refer to our Terms of Use, which explains how you can and cannot use the art. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to the e-mail address on that page.

    Please be aware that we don’t allow people to give away our images for free, even if the license fee is paid. That would be competing with us, so it’s prohibited.




  27. Hi, Janice. Please read our Terms of Service, which specifically addresses use of the images on Facebook and for sale. Thanks!


    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. So I’ve read the terms and I understand that they may not be posted on facebook. They can be used for commercial use in a card but not more then 5o made is this correct. What is the statement no more than 5 images can be used referring to.
    Thanks Again,

  29. Yes, it is correct that you can make up to 50 for commercial use for free.

    “No more than five images” means that you can use no more than five different pieces of art from our site. For example, if you made 10 products using a vintage Santa clip art image, 10 products using a vintage Christmas card, 10 products using a vintage Halloween card, 10 products using a vintage cat clip art image and 10 products using a vintage angel image, you would have reached the limit of 50. The same limit applies if you use 50 of one image, 25 each of 2 images, 20 of one image and 30 of another, or any other combination of up to 5 images.

  30. Hi Carla.
    Are any of your Santa Claus images available in high-resolution files for print? Thanks for your great site!

  31. Hi, Mike. Some of the images are in relatively high resolution. It varies. Please see the terms of use (there’s a link in the top left corner of the blog). If those are suitable for you, let me know the image(s) you’re interested in and I can let you know if I have high-res version.

  32. Hi there,

    I do newsletters for our school’s auction. I am putting together a newsletter for Dec.10 and am including a little letter to Santa I’m writing for it. May I use one of your Santa images for that purpose? The newsletter goes out to 150 families at our school and is posted to our school website. I only need one image from your site.
    Thank you,
    Sara Szwarc

  33. Holiday Crafts Says:

    Hi Sara,

    You’re welcome to use the image for that purpose. If at all possible, though, I would appreciate it if you would put a credit with a link to somewhere near it on the Web site. It could say something like “Santa image courtesy of” (without the quotes).


  34. Hello, I was wondering if you have the Santa with Merry Christmas written in his hat in a high resolution for print? I would like print it as a 16×20 picture to hang in my home for the holidays. Thank You.

  35. Holiday Crafts Says:

    I apologize for the late reply. I was out of town.

    Unfortunately, the images are pretty much as is. In some limited cases I have larger versions, but they wouldn’t be large enough for 16 x 20. Sorry about that.

  36. Thank you for the wonderful clip art. You vintage santa is going on a letter to my son from santa. I will link you site in my blog. ty again~robin

  37. Holiday Crafts Says:

    You’re welcome! And thanks so much for the link from your blog. Merry Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Good Morning
    Thank you so very much for all of this wonderful vintage art. I love this era of clip art and love to use it for my personal use such as address labels and Christmas Cards to family and friends.
    Have a blessed day and Merry Christmas

  39. I’m so glad you’re finding it useful. Merry Christmas to you too!

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