I love vintage Christmas clip art, and from my experience so do a lot of other people. These nine free vintage clip art images are particularly nice, in my opinion. Not only are they fine examples of authentic vintage Christmas art but they’re also large-sized, which means you can use them to make holiday greeting cards, scrapbooks or other print projects.
People who prefer a more religious or spiritual slant to their Christmas images should appreciate these, as their are several that depict the baby Jesus in the manger with angels. There are also angels by themselves; two of them even look like they’re delivering a Christmas tree. Speaking of Christmas trees, there is also an image of Victorian children playing with their toys beneath one and a woman carrying one in miniature. Together these form a nice collection that I’m sure you’ll find useful for Web sites, blogs, scrapbooking, crafts and handmade Christmas cards.
To see and download larger versions of the free images, just click on the images below (enlarged sizes vary)
As I look at these illustrations, I have to wonder how many different artists are represented. If you look closely, the style of each image is a little different. When you think about how many vintage images are on this site or out on the Internet, they must represent a huge number of talented people. Unfortunately, these people go mostly unnoticed.
The same could probably be said for modern greeting card and clip art artists. They do what they do for pay, because the electric bill needs to be paid — no matter how talented they are. Some of today’s artists might even have huge portfolios of outstanding images, yet you’ll never know their names. So here’s to the unsung artists who enrich our lives silently every day. With any luck they enjoy their work and so will continue to give us images that will become the next millennium’s vintage art. And if you know artists who toil in obscurity, be sure to give them liberal praise. You just might be encouraging tomorrow’s masterpieces.
You might also be interested in these other images:
- Vintage angels and cherubs clip art
- Vintage children Christmas cards
- Vintage dog art Christmas cards
- Vintage cat Christmas cards
- Vintage Christmas cards
We also have some colorful contemporary Hanukkah clip art. And let’s not forget New Year’s! Check out our free vintage New Year cards, vintage New Year clip art and contemporary New Years Eve clip art.