To tell you the truth I’m not one for Easter cards, I’ve never sent one in my life. However, I do love the cute images on vintage Easter postcards and they are fun to craft with.
I might not be one for Easter cards but I do like other Easter traditions especially those involving chocolate eggs. That’s why I used the art work from these Scandinavian vintage Easter postcards to make really cute printable favour boxes.
These little boxes are great for filling with an assortment of mini chocolate eggs and giving them to children, grandchildren or chocolate-loving adults.
The majority of these vintage Easter card images are from Scandinavian postcards. There are couple of American ones in the collection too.
The Scandinavians have been sending Easter postcards since the beginning of the 20th century. The popular theme for these cards were chicks, children and eggs.
Printable Easter Postcards Art and Favor Boxes
To download the vintage Easter postcards just click on the highlighted title link and a higher resolution jpg of the Easter postcards will automatically open in a new tab in your browser. You can then either print the image or save it to your hard drive.
The printable favor boxes and tutorial are at the end of the post.
The Free Vintage Easter Postcards
This is actually a US vintage Easter postcard from Allentown Pennsylvania. (Made famous by the Billy Joel song of the same name.)
This is actually another American vintage Easter postcard this one is from the Newberry Library Chicago. Even though it’s an American postcard the design is very Scandinavian with the newly hatched yellow chick.
This delightful vintage postcard is from the National Library in Norway. It is dated 1922, I’m pretty sure though that the greeting on the front is in Danish. Even though the postcard is not signed the style of the painting is very much that of Jenny Nystrom. A Swedish artist and illustrator from that era.
This is one of the images I have used for the printable favour boxes you can download here. Instructions on how to make the Easter favour boxes are at the end.
This is another American postcard one the earliest examples I could find. It is still very much in the Scandinavian style with the hatching chick. The pink flowers are gorgeous and just ad to the lovely spring feeling.
Another delightful vintage Easter postcard from the Norwegian National Library. I don’t have a date for this postcard but like all the other vintage Easter postcards it will be from the very early 20th Century.
This is another one of the images I have used for the printable favour boxes you can download here. Instructions on how to make the Easter favour boxes are at the end.
Another one from the collection of vintage Easter cards at the National Library of Norway. This time it’s children playing with chicks, a popular Scandinavian theme.
I have used this image on one of the printable favour boxes you can download here. Instructions on how to make the Easter favour boxes are at the end.
This is a very typical Norwegian scene for a vintage Easter postcard. Chickens and eggs feature a lot in Norwegian Easter postcards. The card was painting in 1910 and from the National Library of Norway.
As can be seen by the signature this delightful vintage Easter postcard was painted by the queen of vintage Scandinavian postcards, Jenny Nystrom. It’s another typical scene featuring the popular Scandi Easter images of chickens, eggs and children. Mind you the toddler in the cart doesn’t look to happy to me!
This Easter postcard is a bit different from the others as it’s a painted black and white photo rather than a painting. I just love the colourful bouquet of Easter eggs and flowers the girl is carrying. This is a another one from the National Library of Norway’s collection of vintage Easter postcards .
The final vintage Easter egg card from the National Library of Norway in this collection.
The Printable Favour Boxes
I have translated three of the vintage Easter postcards above onto a favour box template. You can download them here.
How To Make The Easter Favour Boxes
- First, download and print the design you want on to heavy paper.
- Cut out the box template.
3. Next, using a ruler and something with a sharp edge such as the end of scissors or a bread knife score along the fold lines.
4. Fold the template up into a box shape. Glue the underside taps together.
5. The box should resemble a milk carton. The folds along the dotted lines are valley folds. That is they should fold in as you squeeze the top together.
6. To finish the boxes off punch holes in the top and then tie with pretty velvet ribbon.
I love to fill my Easter favour boxes with a variety of mini chocolate eggs and give them out to visitors over the Easter weekend. For a non food alternative you could place a cute little felted chick inside.
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If you liked these postcards then you should check out my collection of antique Scandinavian Christmas cards. Many of the designs are by Jenny Nystrom.