Free printable vintage flower postcards make beautiful spring decor and can be used for numerous DIY projects.
I’ve put together a collection of 27 free printable vintage flower postcards for all of your spring crafting and decorating needs and beyond. The vivid, detailed hand-painted floral images on these vintage postcards are unlike anything you’ll find available today. All of the postcards are linen, and you’re able to see that rich texture in the images. The artwork makes ideal home decor all on its own and can be used for endless crafting projects.
I’ve collected floral postcards featuring 17 different states with scenes from parks, private gardens, oriental gardens, flower shows, and a bridge of flowers. There are several state flowers highlighted in the images. The vintage postcards have a wide range of gorgeous colors and detailed scenes.
In addition to home decor, you can use the antique postcards for numerous DIY projects, including but not limited to, magnets, pendant necklaces, tile coasters, art/junk journals, decoupage, digital and physical scrapbooks, and scrapbook embellishments.
Printable vintage flower postcard formats
Each postcard ZIP folder includes the following three formats.
- Original ratio (3.5″ x 5.5″). All of the floral postcards are standard size, which is 3.5″ x 5.5.” Having the postcards in their original ratio gives you maximum creative control for cropping and formatting for your particular wall decor and craft projects.
- 4×6. I’ve formatted all of the flower postcards in their original ratio with 0.5″ white borders on all sides for the simplest 4×6 printing. Virtually every standard printing service offers 4×6 printing at very affordable prices (as opposed to 3.5″ x 5.5,” which is all but impossible to find). You’ll also have no problem purchasing 4×6 frames. Offering a 4×6 format makes it very easy to print and frame your postcards.
- 8×10. I know that many people are also looking for 8×10 floral images for easy printing and framing. Again, I’ve added a white border to all sides of the 8×10 formatted images. I’ve found that it’s the simplest way to keep roughly the original postcard ratio and to find a frame with or without a mat that will work well.
I have a complete guide that covers the various download sizes that I provide for my vintage postcard collections. It will help you select the best size for your framing and DIY projects. If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to ask!
After the individual flower postcard downloads, I have the following downloads available.
- A set of 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two original ratio postcards on each page. For your convenience for art/junk journals and craft projects, I’ve created a set of 14 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two postcards per page. The pages make it easy to print all of the postcards at home or through a printing service without printing each postcard on a separate piece of paper.
- Two digital collage sheets with ATC-size images. ATC-size crops (2.5″ x 3.5″) are meant for artist trading cards. They are also perfect for a wide array of DIY projects where you want to use smaller, more detailed images, such as magnets, pendant necklaces, and greeting cards.
All of the postcard images, 8.5″ x 11″ pages, and digital collage sheets are 300 dpi to ensure the best print quality possible.
Are you interested in additional postcard formats and/or digital collage sheets?
Please don’t hesitate to ask! I’m happy to offer more formats and collage sheets for specific decor and DIY projects.
About the free printable vintage flower postcards
You may download and print the antique postcards, 8.5″ x 11″ pages, and digital collage sheets as many times as you wish for personal use, which includes classroom use. You may use the images and collage sheets for limited runs (5,000 items or less) of physical items to sell. Physical item use DOES NOT include made-to-order sites, such as Zazzle and Society6.
You may also use the images and collage sheets for limited runs (5,000 items or less) of digital items to sell. Digital items must be flat, finished pieces (i.e., not Adobe Illustrator files). The items you sell must be original content using the images. You may not sell the images individually or as part of larger collections.
Finally, please don’t distribute the download files. If family, friends, or co-workers would like their own floral postcards or collage sheets, please send them a link, so that they can download their own files. Your support means so much to me!
Please note: The low-resolution preview images in this post are solely intended to be used as previews. They are great for sharing on social media. They aren’t suitable for printing. Please use the download links to access the high-resolution versions of all of the images.
Free printable vintage flower postcards
Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Alabama
Bellingrath Gardens and Home is Walter and Bessie Bellingrath’s 65-acre public garden and historic home. It is situated on the Fowl River near Mobile, Alabama. Walter Bellingrath was one of the Southeast’s first Coca-Cola bottlers and used his wealth to build this impressive estate. [Wikipedia] The home and gardens are still open today and can be toured on a daily basis.
[Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Alabama]
California poppies, blooming on the desert
The poppy is the California state flower. The bright orange flowers are an iconic symbol of the Golden State. It’s believed that they might be a visual representation of the “fields of gold” that were sought after during the gold rush. You see them blooming all over the state in the spring and summer. [California Department of Fish and Wildlife]
[California poppies, blooming on the desert]
Field of pink flowers
The postcard features a beautiful field full of pink flowers.
The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 1
The stunning Oriental Gardens were located on San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. They operated from 1937 to 1954. You can learn more about the history of the Oriental Gardens at Metro Jacksonville.
[The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 1]
The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 2
[The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 2]
The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 3
[The Oriental Gardens – Jacksonville, Florida 3]
Hedge of sweet peas at Eola Park in Orlando, Florida
Eola Park is an urban park located in the heart of downtown Orlando. It is home to swans and other birds, features beautiful flower gardens, and offers stunning views of the Orlando skyline. You can rent paddleboats and take in concerts, plays, and movies at the Walt Disney Amphitheater. [City of Orlando]
[Hedge of sweet peas at Eola Park in Orlando, Florida]
Scene in the garden of Brewer Estate in Winter Park, Florida
The Edward Hill Brewer House, also known as The Palms, is a historic home in Winter Park, Florida. Located at 240 Trismen Terrace, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It does not appear to be open to the public today. You can learn more about the Brewer family and the history of the home on Wikipedia.
[Scene in the garden of Brewer Estate in Winter Park, Florida]
Washington Park in Macon, Georgia
Washington Park is a scenic city park on College Street in Macon, Georgia with a stream, pond, and waterfall as well as benches and paved walking paths.
[Washington Park in Macon, Georgia]
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana beautiful rock garden
The rock garden at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana was located in the space now occupied by the Undergraduate Library and the southern quad. The stunning sculpted rock garden featured formal gardens spilling onto a lily pond, creating a beautiful natural oasis backed by stately university buildings. Established in 1916, the garden was a well-known feature at the university by the 1930s. Unfortunately, the gardens fell into disuse in the 1940s and were abandoned completely in 1951. [UI Histories]
[University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana beautiful rock garden]
The Rose Garden at Portiuncula Chapel on the Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois
The Portiuncula Chapel is a replica of the original in Assisi, Italy. It’s the only known replica in the United States. The chapel is part of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, which also includes Mayslake Hall. The chapel is available to rent for weddings, baptisms, memorial services, and other special events. Learn more about Mayslake Peabody Estate and the Portiuncula Chapel at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.
[The Rose Garden at Portiuncula Chapel on the Peabody Estate in Oak Brook, Illinois]
The Arena of Gardens from the entrance of the Symphony Garden Theater in the International Friendship Gardens in Michigan City, Indiana
The International Friendship Gardens, today called the Friendship Botanic Gardens, were inspired by the 1933 Century of Progress Fair in Chicago and include over 100 acres of trails that the Native Americans used for hundreds of years. [Tripadvisor] The grounds feature a lake, a meadow, and extensive woods and open spaces. Friendship Botanic Gardens is the premiere outdoor venue in northern Indiana for live events, weddings, and corporate retreats as well as a popular place to enjoy a gorgeous natural setting. Visit the Friendship Botanic Gardens site for hours, pricing, and other visitor information.
[The Arena of Gardens from the entrance of the Symphony Garden Theater in the International Friendship Gardens in Michigan City, Indiana]
A section of the gorgeous flower display in Washington Park in Michigan City, Indiana
Washington Park is a beautiful 99-acre park on the shores of Lake Michigan. At the time of the postcard publication, it featured an observation tower on top of a great sand dune, a zoo, a yacht harbor, a bathing beach, and an amusement center. Today the park is known for its lighthouse, zoo, and restaurant as well as two miles of pristine beach.
[A section of the gorgeous flower display in Washington Park in Michigan City, Indiana]
Rose garden in Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas
Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas sits on 160 acres. Established in 1899, it’s one of the largest parks in the city. [Wikipedia] Gage Park is home to an aquatic center, carousel, theater, dog park, children’s museum, zoo, mini train, rose garden, and rock garden. Learn more about Gage Park and all that it has to offer at the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation site.
According to the back of the postcard, the scene pictured on this postcard is similar to many city parks throughout the state of Kansas.
[Rose garden in Gage Park in Topeka, Kansas]
Bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
The Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, is a seasonal footbridge, once a trolley bridge, that connects the towns of Shelburne and Buckland. It’s open seasonally from April to October. Over the course of the season, you can view dozens of different flowers on the bridge. Visit Wikipedia for more history of the Bridge of Flowers and the official website for a full bloom schedule and FAQ.
[Bridge of flowers in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts]
Horn of plenty during tulip time in Holland, Michigan
The annual May Tulip Time event is the premier opportunity to experience the height of tulip season in Holland, Michigan.
[Horn of plenty during tulip time in Holland, Michigan]
Rose garden in Jacob L. Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri
Loose Park is the third largest park in Kansas City, Missouri, located at 51st Street and Wornall Road. [Wikipedia] The park is one of the most popular in the city for both its beautiful and historical significance. The area in which the park is now located is home to the Battle of Westport where Confederate forces were routed by Union forces.
The rose garden remains one of the most popular attractions in the park. The original garden featured 120 rose plants. Today the garden spans 1.5 acres and showcases 3,000 rose plants with nearly 130 varieties represented. Visit Kansas City Parks for hours and more information about the park’s attractions.
[Rose garden in Jacob L. Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri]
Rock garden in Antelope Park in Lincoln, Nebraska
Antelope Park in Lincoln Nebraska is located at 23rd and “N” Streets to 33rd Street and Sheridan Boulevard. The park’s attractions include the Sunken Gardens, Hamann Rose Garden and Strolling Garden, Veterans Memorial Garden, Ager Golf Course, Elks baseball field, facility rentals, and the city’s largest playground. Antelope Creek runs through the park with the Billy Wolff Trail and Rock Island Trail parallel to it.
Visit the City of Lincoln, Nebraska site for more information about the park’s history and its three sections.
[Rock garden in Antelope Park in Lincoln, Nebraska]
Beautiful flower garden scene in Asbury, New Jersey
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any information about the specific flower garden pictured on this postcard.
[Beautiful flower garden scene in Asbury, New Jersey]
Hydrangeas in Wildwood, New Jersey
The postcard states that the hydrangea is the seashore’s most beautiful flower. New Jersey offers ideal growing conditions for hydrangeas. The large flower clusters bloom from May through July. Then the leaves turn a beautiful deep red to purple in the fall. [Jersey-Friendly Yards]
[Hydrangeas in Wildwood, New Jersey]
Flower beds in Washington Park in Albany, New York
Historic Washington Park in Albany, New York boosts multiple popular seasonal events, including the Tulip Festival in the spring, live theater performances at the open-air Park Playhouse in summer, and ice skating on Washington Park Lake in winter. The park also hosts a seasonal farmers’ market near the 19th-century King Memorial Fountain and the grassy parade grounds. The park is home to a playground, basketball courts, and 10 tennis courts. Visit the Albany site for more information.
[Flower beds in Washington Park in Albany, New York]
Purple rhododendron in bloom near Blue Ridge Parkway
The gardens featured on this postcard are on the Great Craggy Mountains (the Craggies), 17 miles from Asheville, North Carolina.
[Purple rhododendron in bloom near Blue Ridge Parkway]
Mountain laurel – Pennsylvania panorama
The state of Pennsylvania offers sweeping panoramic beauty, particularly when the mountain laurels are in bloom. The mountain laurel is Pennsylvania’s state flower.
[Mountain laurel – Pennsylvania panorama]
Mountain laurel 2
Another beautiful view of Pennsylvania’s state flower, the mountain laurel.
The anemone is the first flower of spring and the state flower of South Dakota.
Flower garden in Mount Vernon, Virginia
Mount Vernon is George and Martha Washington’s historic home in Mount Vernon, Virginia, located 13 miles south of Washington DC. The historical significance and natural beauty and recreation opportunities it offers attract more than one million tourists to Mount Vernon each year. The Mount Vernon estate features the mansion, gardens, tombs, farms, museums, and distillery and gristmill. Visit the official website for more information about Mount Vernon.
[Flower garden in Mount Vernon, Virginia]
Rose gardens in Lincoln Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin
The beautiful 42-acre Lincoln Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin is situated at 6900 18th Avenue. It features a pond with bridges crossing it, a playground, multiple sports fields and courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, and rose gardens. The park hosts a concert series in the summer. Head to Visit Kenosha for more information about Lincoln Park.
[Rose gardens in Lincoln Park in Kenosha, Wisconsin]
8.5″ x 11″ pages
Download the full set of original ratio postcards in one PDF file containing 14 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two postcards on each page.
Please note: The above preview image contains a black border because it gets confusing having so much white space in blog images. The pages in the PDF file don’t have black borders.
[Vintage Flower Postcards – 8.5″ x 11″ Pages]
ATC Digital Collage Sheets
The following download features two 8.5″ x 11″ pages with nine floral ATC-size cards on each page for a total of 18 cards. Ideal for artist trading cards and craft projects!
Please note: Again, I’ve added a black border to the preview images. The digital collage sheet downloads don’t have black borders.
[Vintage Flower Postcards – ATC Digital Collage Sheets]
I explain how to download and extract the ZIP folders in my vintage dictionary pages post. This link takes you to the exact directions that you need.
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It took me a little while to print out the two sheets I wanted, but I got there eventually. Thank you so much for your generosity. Also good luck with Shopify. I personally dislike Etsy, (I do not have a shop) and was disappointed in how Ko-fi has not done better. I sincerely hope Shopify blows Etsy out of the water and you excel in your new store. Take care and blessings, Rose (love your name!!)