Collecting vintage Christmas is hot across the board. Vintage Christmas cards are coming up in the collecting world. Affordable, fun to hunt. Little pieces of art and nostalgia.
At first, it wasn't cheap. They were luxurious and clearly a sign of wealth and power.
Millions of greeting cards have been made over the past 100 years. Your choices are endless. Every holiday, birthday, emotion, occasion, illness comes with a card. They are purchased to be given and written in, stamped and sent.
Cards were decorated by artists and could also be made "prettier" by adding lace, foil and glitter. Cards could become other things, like a Christmas ornament or toy, origami. Perfect for use in crafts and vintage decorating.
Unless they have value.
Many are worth little to nothing. Use these in your projects.
Many are worth something. So the key is, find what's in demand and why.
One of the easiest ways to find out what's in demand is Ebay. Search vintage Christmas car, then refine to search by highest price AND items that are sold. What's selling the highest and what's the common denominator?
Here's what I found
German die cut greeting cards are at the top.
Certain American makers Raphael Tuck
Artists created cards like Warhol
Signed or from someone famous
Midcentury Christmas cards
Condition is everything. paper is fragile.
Unsigned/unused cards should bring a premium.
Cards were saved in scrapbooks. If you pull them out, because careful about the glue and paper remnants.
Keep out of sun and moisture.