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Free Vintage Easter Postcards And Free Favour Boxes

I’m not one for Easter cards; I’ve never sent one. However, I love the cute images on vintage Easter postcards; they are fun to craft.

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

Collection of vintage Easter postcards

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.

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The Free Vintage Easter Postcards

1. Chick, egg, and flowers – Vintage Easter Postcard 1910

This is actually a US vintage Easter postcard from Allentown Pennsylvania. (Made famous by the Billy Joel song of the same name.)

2. Chick & Egg (Happy Easter) 1908

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.

Vintage Easter Postcard

3. Boy Playing Violin To Chicks – 1922

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.

Boy playing violin to chicks_1922

4. An Easter Offering 1884

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.

Easter postcard with hatching chick

5. Chicks in Easter Basket

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.

Chicks in basket

6. Children Playing with Chicks

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.

Vintage Easter postcards

7. Boy Riding Chicken – Norwegian Vintage Postcard

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.

Norwegian Easter postcard child riding a chicken

8. Jenny Nystrom Vintage Easter Postcard

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!

Chicken pulling cart of eggs easter postcard

9. Norwegian Girl With Egg Bouquet – 1915

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 .

Woman with bouquet of eggs

10. Easter Eggs Norway 1922

The final vintage Easter egg card from the National Library of Norway in this collection.

easter eggs and flowers

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

  1. First, download and print the design you want on to heavy paper.
  2. Cut out the box template.
Printed favour box templates

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.

Scoring the favour box template

4. Fold the template up into a box shape. Glue the underside taps together.

Folding up the box template

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.

Finished vintage Easter favour box

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.

Easter favour boxes
Free printable Easter favor boxes

For more Easter craft ideas visit AllfreeHolidayCrafts.

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.

Also if you are looking for some more Easter themed images to craft and decorate with, check out these Easter bunny images and vintage illustrations of feathers.

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Roseann Hampton

Thursday 4th of April 2019

Such lovely vintage pictures! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!


Friday 5th of April 2019

Thank you, I'm pleased you liked them.

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Sunday 24th of March 2019

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Sunday 24th of March 2019

These are so sweet. I'm the same, Easter cards are not normally my thing, but I do make one for my Mother in Law every year as she loves them :-)


Sunday 24th of March 2019

Thank you. My mother in law sends us one every year. She is the only person who does, but she is Norwegian and I think it's more of a thing in Scandinavia.

Calypso in the Country

Friday 22nd of March 2019

What an adorable idea! The postcards alone are great but what a creative idea to make the boxes! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. You were one my features this week! Shelley


Friday 22nd of March 2019

Thank you so much. I look forward to seeing the feature.

Kari @ Me and My Captain

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Claire, these are adorable! I love vintage cards And I want to thank you so much for linking up to our Celebrate Your Story link party. We hope we are providing a celebration of your post and perhaps yours will be chosen as a feature by one of the hosts. Have a great and Blessed Day! Kari @ Me and My Captain


Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Thank you so much Kari. Thank you for hosting.