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Silent Night graphic

Silent Night graphic

Vintage Image Silent Night

Silent Night Graphic

This old print, known as Silent Night, is from a painting by Danish artist Viggo Johansen, 1891, and is nothing short of magical, one of the best representations of the light at Christmas and the bond of family. The joyous family standing around the tree is very evocative and reveals the majesty of a bygone era. The image would make great Christmas cards, tags, or numerous other creative projects. So give this Silent Night Graphic a try.

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Vintage Christmas Angel and Tree Graphic

Christmas Angel and Tree

Christmas Angel and Tree

Vintage Christmas Angel and Tree Graphic

A lovely vintage graphic featuring a angel with a holly wreath. She’s decorating a Christmas tree with hearts and candles. It’s a dark, starry night, and the tree is aglow. A quaint church sets in the background. What a warm and beautiful image, the type of image you’ll use and always treasure as it recalls the promise the Christmas, of that starry night long ago, a symbol of love and beauty. It would be perfect for countless projects, including DIY crafts, scrapbooking, graphic design, and more.

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Decorating Tree Clipart

Decorating Tree Clipart

Decorating Tree Clipart. Click the image to view and download the full-size version.

Decorating the Tree Clipart

This vintage image shows a woman decorating a Christmas tree with hearts, candles, shamrocks, and pigs. The postcard was in very bad shape, but I’ve retouched it. Who couldn’t love the expression on this lovely lady’s face? She’s like a holiday Mona Lisa.

Some of you are probably wondering why she’s decorating the tree with pigs.

You will find such a theme in many vintage illustrations and greetings. The pig, like the shamrock, used to a popular holiday symbol in Europe and America, representing luck, success, and prosperity–something we’d all like for the year ahead. It’s little wonder then that pig was often used in holiday decorating and postcards for Christmas, New Years, and Easter. This concept is also expressed in the tradition of serving ham for Christmas and pork for a New Years feast–it’s thought to bring good luck.

Though the shamrock continued to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity, it’s holiday use is now primarily limited to Saint Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, the pig has practically lost its popularity as a symbol of good luck in modern times. You won’t see its likeness hanging on the door with a Christmas bow, but the pig is still served up for Chrismtas dinner in millions of homes.

So if you want to do some really unique decorating, consider the pig this holiday season. Actually, they are kind of cute with a Christmas bow.

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Spirit of Christmas Santa Clipart

Spirit of Christmas Santa Clipart

Spirit of Christmas Santa Clipart

Spirit of Christmas Santa Clipart

This is one of my all-time favorite Victorian Santas. There are several Santa’s in this series of artwork, and, luckily, I have most of them. The artist who illustrated them had a great talent. All of the images in the series seems to hold the very spirit of the holiday, the jovial spirit of Santa and the hope of Christmas. They are truly something to treasure.

I’ve retouched this image to bring out the vivid colors.

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Victorian Santa With Sack Clipart

Victorian Santa With Sack Clipart

Free Victorian Santa With Sack Clipart

This old world Santa, from a late 1800s German postcard, is one of a kind and will be a great resource for your holiday designs. He carries a sack full of gifts, toys, and a Christmas tree. This santa would make great tags for scrapbooking, Cardmaking, or for a fabric transfer. I can just imagine this image on a handcrafted pillow or other DIY craft.

A friend was just telling me today about how you can transfer these images to fabric to create all kinds of womderful things. She creates little pillows, called “Bowl Filler Ornies” with them, scents them with cinnamon oil, and put them in a sparkling glass bowl, along with poporri and other small ornaments for a festive holiday look. Wow! I’ll have to give it a try. I hope you will too.

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Christmas Bench Clipart

Christmas Bench Clipart

Christmas Bench Clipart. Click the image to view and download the full-size version.

Christmas Bench Clipart

Free Christmas Bench Clipart. Make a cheerful outdoors scene with this green and red bench. It goes with our Santa’s cottage graphics.

It’s a PNG file with a transparent background.

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