Free printable vintage Valentine’s Day postcards make easy holiday wall art for any budget. They’re also perfect for art/junk journals, decoupage, and numerous DIY projects.
I’ve put together a collection of 16 free printable vintage Valentine’s Day postcards. The hand-drawn and hand-painted illustrations and whimsical embossed details on antique postcards are beautiful and unlike anything new produced today. Vintage postcards make quick holiday home decor. They can also be used for a vast array of craft projects, including but not limited to, art/junk journals, scrapbooks, greeting cards, decoupage, stationery, gift tags, magnets, pendant necklaces, and tile coasters.
Printable vintage Valentine’s Day postcard sizes
I’m offering the printable postcards in the following sizes.
- Original size (3.5″ x 5.5″). All of the Valentine’s Day postcards are standard size, which measures 3.5″ x 5.5.” Downloading the postcards in their original size gives you full creative control to use the images as is or to crop and size them exactly as you need for various home decor and DIY projects.
- 4×6. I’ve formatted all of the postcards in their original size with white borders for easy 4×6 printing and framing. Through personal experience, I’ve found that this is the simplest way to print them both at home and through print services, using standard paper sizes.
- 8×10. I’ve also formatted all of the postcards to 8×10 format, as I know that many people arrive at this post looking for free Valentine’s Day wall decor in 8×10 size to display in frames. Again, the 8×10 formats have white borders. I’ve found that adding the borders makes it simple and stress-free to find frames with or without mats that work well without significantly changing the original aspect ratio of the postcards.
Following the individual postcard downloads, I have the following downloads available.
- A set of 8.5″ x 11″ pages with multiple original size postcards per page. For your convenience for DIY purposes, I’ve made a set of 8.5″ x 11″ pages with two or three postcards on each page. The 8.5″ x 11″ pages save you the hassle of printing every single postcard individually and make it easy to print the postcards at home or via a printing service on standard size paper.
- A set of ATC-size digital collage sheets. ATC-size crops (2.5″ x 3.5″) are sized for standard artist trading cards. They also work well for endless craft projects where you’d prefer smaller, more detailed illustrations as opposed to the full postcard images, such as magnets, gift tags, and greeting cards.
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 Valentine’s Day postcards
You may download and print the postcards as many times as you like 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 Zazzle and CafePress. 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 Photoshop files).
Finally, please don’t distribute the download files. If friends, family, or co-workers are interested in vintage Valentine’s Day postcards, please provide them with a link to this post where 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 solely intended for previous purposes. They are great for sharing on social media. They are not intended for printing and are not necessarily sized for the prints you’d like. Please use the download links to guarantee you’re getting high-resolution files in the proper size(s).
Free printable Valentine’s Day postcards
The postcard features a brown haired, brown eyed cherub wearing a green outfit and carrying a large hat. To the left of the cherub are two white birds with a heart and lots of flowers. The postcard has the message “to my Valentine” in the upper lefthand corner.
The postcard features a cherub with large white wings and a floral crown, holding a string of hearts. There are two white birds sitting next to the cherub and a third white bird stringing up small red hearts on a large pastel heart in the upper lefthand corner. The postcard has the message “to my Valentine!” in the lower righthand corner.
The postcard features a girl wearing a pink dress with frilly lace trim and a white hat with a large pink bow. She is holding a heart and has another heart behind her. There is an envelope to the right of the girl with heart detail and “a message of true love” printed on the envelope flap.
The postcard features a woman in a blue dress, blue hat, and brown gloves holding a heart. A man in a suit holding a bouquet in one hand and an envelope in the other hand is popping out of the heart. The postcard has the message “here’s to you my Valentine” on the right side.
The postcard features a girl in a hat with leaves detail. There is a heart in the bottom lefthand corner with floral detail and “a Valentine message” printed inside of it.
The postcard reads “This small Valentine brings a message of mine which says: that to me, you are always divine.” with heart detail around the message and a pink and red floral border.
The postcard features a bouquet of pansies with hearts in the background and a “to my Valentine” message in the bottom lefthand corner.
The postcard features a scene in a large red heart with multiple cupids shooting bows and arrows and flying red hearts with gold wings. The cupids are flying over the earth at night with a moon and gold stars in the sky. There is a “to my Valentine” message at the bottom.
The postcard features a nature scene with butterflies and trees. It has a “Valentine greetings” message in the upper lefthand corner and the message “My heart, like a butterfly all aflutter, is full of the love I long to utter.” in the bottom lefthand corner.
The postcard features a scene with a man and a woman. The woman is wearing a blue dress and holding a bouquet of red roses while the man offers her a Valentine. There is a large red heart behind the woman. The message reads “pray don’t decline my Valentine” in the bottom righthand corner.
The postcard features a silhouette of a woman in a heart reading her Valentines. The heart has two gold shamrocks strung from it and is surrounded by green shamrocks. There is a “Valentine greetings” message in gold letters at the bottom.
The postcard features a romantic scene with a man and a woman, dressed in their finest, at a table with a bouquet, book, and small cherub. The couple is framed in a heart. On the right side of the postcard, the message reads: “To my Valentine. Thy hand in mine, and mine in thine, so let us climb through shade and shine.”
The postcard features a sweet scene with a house, framed by white gates covered in red, pink, orange, yellow, and white flowers. The postcard reads: “Valentine wishes for you” in large blue text and below it, in smaller black text: “May you dwell in that happy land where you love and joy walk hand-in-hand.”
The postcard features a small boy carrying a very large wishbone tied with a blue bow and pulling a small wagon overflowing with lots of red hearts and small wishbones tied with blue ribbons. The postcard has the message “love’s greeting to my Valentine” in the upper righthand corner.
The postcard features a portrait of a little girl wearing a yellow and white dress and red hat, holding a bouquet of red and pink flowers with yellow detail. She is surrounded by lots of flowers. Along the bottom of the postcard, the message reads: “It is the morn of Valentine, and softly steals my heart to thine.”
The postcard features a simple purple tulip bouquet with a magenta heart in the upper righthand corner with the message “to my Valentine” in gold letters.
8.5″ x 11″ pages
Download the complete 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 Valentine’s Day vintage postcards collection. Perfect for artist trading cards and craft 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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