Free printable vintage New Year’s postcards make easy holiday wall decor for any budget. They’re also ideal for art/junk journals, decoupage, and endless craft projects.
I’ve created a collection of 16 free printable vintage New Year’s postcards. The hand-drawn illustrations and colorful embossed details on antique postcards are gorgeous and unlike anything available today. Vintage postcards make simple holiday home decor. They can also be used for an extensive range of DIY projects, including but not limited to, scrapbooking, art/junk journals, decoupage, greeting cards, gift tags, stationery, magnets, pendant necklaces, and tile coasters.
Printable vintage New Year’s postcard sizes
I’ve made the printable postcards available in the following sizes.
- Original size (3.5″ x 5.5″). All of the New Year’s postcards are standard size, which is 3.5″ x 5.5.” Downloading the postcards in their original size provides maximum creative control to crop and size the images exactly as you like for home decor and craft projects.
- 4×6. I’ve formatted all of the postcards in their original size with white borders, so you can print them in 4×6 orientation easily. Through personal experience, I’ve found that this is the easiest way to print them both through print services and at home with standard paper sizes for framing purposes.
- 8×10. I’ve also sized the postcards to 8×10 format, as I know that many people are searching for free New Year’s wall art in 8×10 size to display in frames. Again, the 8×10 formats have white borders. It’s the easiest way to retain the original ratio of the postcards and find frames with or without mats that work well.
Following the individual postcard downloads, I have the following additional downloads available.
- A set of 8.5″ x 11″ pages with multiple original size postcards per page. For your convenience for craft projects, I’ve created a set of 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two or three postcards on each page. These pages make it easy to print all of the postcards on a home printer or through a printing service without printing every postcard individually.
- A set of ATC-size digital collage sheets. ATC-size crops (2.5″ x 3.5″) are ideal for artist trading cards as well as numerous DIY projects where you’d like smaller, more detailed images as opposed to full postcards, such as greeting cards, magnets, and pendant necklaces.
The postcards, 8.5″ x 11″ pages, and ATC-size digital collage sheets are all 300 dpi to ensure the highest print quality possible.
About the free printable vintage New Year’s postcards
You may download and print the postcards as many times as you wish for personal use, which includes classroom use. You may use the postcards for limited runs (5,000 items or less) of handmade physical items to sell (i.e., mixed media art, pillows, tile coasters). This DOES NOT include made to order sites, such as CafePress and Society6. You are not authorized to sell the postcard images themselves as prints, only the items you create with them.
You may use the postcards for limited runs (5,000 items or less) of handmade digital items as well. The sale of the download files themselves is not authorized, either as individual items or as part of larger collections. You must create original digital content using the images in order to sell it and must sell it as a flat, finished product (i.e., not Adobe Illustrator files).
Additionally, please don’t distribute the download files. If family, friends, or co-workers would like their own vintage postcards, please send them a link to this post, so they can download their own files. Thank you!
I have a comprehensive guide explaining the various download sizes I offer for my vintage postcards. It will help you select the best sizes for framing and DIY purposes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
The low-resolution preview images in this post are purely intended for preview purposes. They are great for sharing on social media. They are not suitable for printing and not necessarily sized for the prints you want. Please use the download links to ensure you’re getting high-resolution files in the size(s) you would like.
Free printable vintage New Year’s postcards
The postcard features a rural winter house scene with a decorative border, surrounded by large flowers and holly branches. There is “a Happy New Year” message along the bottom.
The postcard features a large silver, snow-dusted bell with large red poinsettias and a red ribbon. The message reads “New Year greetings: joy without ceasing, blessings increasing, ring from my heart this glad New Year season.”
The postcard features a wooden house and windmill right on the water with touches of snow everywhere. The scene has a holly border with the message “New Year greeting” along the bottom.
The postcard features a quaint village scene along the river with the message “right hearty wishes for a happy New Year” above it. The message has a holly border.
The postcard features a rural winter house scene surrounded by large pink flowers. It has the following message under the scene: “Health and prosperity I wish you three hundred and sixty-five days. The whole year through.”
The postcard features a rural winter scene with a bridge and pond. It is surrounded by large red poinsettias on a mosaic background with the message “New Year greeting” along the bottom.
The postcard features the line “that you’ll remember me” with the accompanying sheet music from the song by John McCormack. There is a heart with flowers above it and a banjo behind it with the message “New Year greeting” in the upper lefthand corner.
The postcard has a rural winter house scene with beautiful moonlight. The house scene is framed by a large horseshoe. There is a leaves and clocks pattern for the postcard background and “a joyful New Year to you” message in the bottom righthand corner.
The postcard features a beautiful grandfather clock striking 12 o’clock midnight next to a roaring fireplace. The clock and fireplace have lovely gold detail and are positioned against a white brick wall. There is a “Jan. 1 good cheer for a New Year” message hanging above the fireplace.
The postcard features a young boy dressed all in green carrying large holly and berry branches. There are several large red flowers on the card and a “Jan. 1 joyful New Year’s greetings” message on the bottom.
The postcard is for the start of 1912 and features a miniature calendar for the entire year ahead. Above the calendar, multiple cupids are ringing large gold bells with red detail. The bells are attached to a red banner that reads “a joyous New Year.” There are holly branches attached to the banner as well.
The postcard features a large gold bell with a clock in the middle. The clock hands are pointing straight up to 12 o’clock midnight. There is a pink and blue floral border around the clock, and the bell is surrounded by more flowers. There is “a Happy New Year” message along the bottom.
The postcard is for the start of 1911 and features the year in large green numbers with a gold border in the middle of the card. It is surrounded by blue flowers and has a “New Year’s greetings” message in the bottom righthand corner.
The Bernhardt Wall postcard features a young man in Colonial dress and a tricorn hat carrying a large bell in one hand and a lantern on a pole in the other hand. He’s standing in a town square on a clear night with gold stars and moon the sky. There is “a Happy New Year to you” message in the bottom righthand corner.
The postcard features a winter church scene and a basket with holly and berries with the message “a glad New Year” in the bottom righthand corner.
The postcard features a rural house scene with lots of trees and a pair of swans in the pond in front of the house. There is a “best New Year’s wishes” message at the bottom.
8.5″ x 11″ pages
Download the full set of original-size postcards in a ZIP folder containing six 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two or three postcards on each page.
ATC-size digital collage sheets
Download two 8.5″ x 11″ pages containing ATC-size images from the New Year’s vintage postcards collection. Ideal for artist trading cards and DIY projects!
I explain how to extract and download the ZIP folders in my vintage dictionary pages post. This link takes you to the exact directions you need.
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