Happy Holiday Postcards
By Ana Brazil
December 10, 2021

I’m always thrilled to learn that I’m not the only one in the world who loves historic postcards, and I’ve met so many postcard lovers that I’m dedicating this month’s List Link to December Holiday Postcards! (Although there were not a lot of Hanukkah postcards out there and I couldn’t find any for Kwanzaa—which began in 1966.)

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom because I’ve included lots of lagniappe

New York Public Library

Often the back side is included, so you can see the actual messages between people.

Simon Fraser University

Christmas postcards

University of Delaware

Christmas postcards

These postcards are for sale and the selection includes lots of commercially-oriented vintage cards. 

 TuckDB Postcards

A free database of antique postcards. Every card in this database was published by the now defunct Raphael Tuck & Sons. Raphael Tuck & Sons was the world’s largest postcard publisher. The images used span the entire globe and offer a unique visual history of life in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Best Christmas Wishes – Two Cats and Holly


These postcards are for sale



Ana Brazil
Written by Ana Brazil

Ana Brazil writes historical crime fiction celebrating bodacious American heroines. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Historical Novel Society, and a founding member of Paper Lantern Writers.
Ana’s award-winning historical mystery FANNY NEWCOMB & THE IRISH CHANNEL RIPPER is set in Gilded Age New Orleans. Her upcoming October 17 2023 release is THE RED-HOT BLUES CHANTEUSE, a Viola Vermillion Vaudeville mystery set in 1919 San Francisco.

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