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21 Free Vintage Easter Postcards And Free Favour Boxes

Discover a curated collection of high-quality, public-domain vintage Easter postcards from the early twentieth century. Perfect for crafting beautiful card projects or unique Easter favour boxes. Download our free printables today and add a touch of antique charm to your Easter celebrations.

While I’ve never personally embraced the tradition of sending Easter cards, I’ve always been captivated by the charming and beautiful postcards from the early twentieth century, especially those that celebrate Easter Sunday.

These old, original, antique paper postcards, often found in the public domain, showcase delightful Easter greetings, intricate Easter eggs, and scenes that vividly depict Easter traditions. Inspired by these vintage treasures, I’ve curated a high-quality collection of vintage Easter postcards that are aesthetically pleasing and perfect for crafting.

Most of the postcards in our collection hail from Scandinavia, a region with a rich history of sending beautiful postcards to celebrate Easter, dating back to the early 20th century. Themes of chicks, children, and eggs dominate these vintage postcards, capturing the essence of Easter traditions with their pretty illustrations and heartfelt messages. We also feature a few prized American pieces in our collection, expanding the range of these vintage treasures.

The printable favor boxes and tutorial are at the end of the post.

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The Printable Easter Postcards

To download the vintage Easter post cards, click on the highlighted title link, and a high quality image of the pretty 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.

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

A vintage US Easter postcard with blue sprays of flowers 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 Baby Chicks – 1922

This delightful vintage postcard is from the National Library in Norway. It is dated 1922; I’m pretty sure that the greeting on the front is in Danish. Even though the postcard is not signed, the painting style 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 of my earliest examples. It is still very much in the Scandinavian style with the hatching chick. The pink flowers are gorgeous and add 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

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

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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 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 too happy to me!

Chicken pulling cart of eggs easter postcard

9. Norwegian Girl With Egg Bouquet – 1915

This Easter postcard is slightly different from the others as it’s a colourized black-and-white photo rather than a painting. I love the colourful bouquet of Easter eggs and flowers the girl carries from the National Library of Norway.

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

11. Bunny Postcard

Easter bunny greeting card from 1907.

Easter Bunny greeting card

12. A Happy Easter

A cute photograph of a bunny with eggs from 1906.

Photo of easter bunny on vintage postcard

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13: Spring Flowers

Easter greetings with painted daffodils.

Vintage easter card with painted daffodils

14. Flower Girls

Flower girls vintage Easter card 1914.

Flower girls Easter card

15. A Joyful Easter

Rabbit and chick card 1923. The rabbit reminds me of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

Rabbit with chick and hat Easter card

16. Sincere Easter Wishes

The Easter bunny delivering eggs to a gnome.

Easter bunny delivering eggs to a gnome

17. Easter Greetings Antique Postcard

Two bunnies and lilac flowers.

bunnies and lilac flowers

18. Easter Greetings Kittens

An old Easter postcard with playful kittens emerging from a giant egg.

old Easter postcard with kittens playing

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19: Anthropomorphic Chick

Easter greetings with a male and female chick.

Male and female Easter chicks on floating egg

20. Anthropomorphic Bunnies

Pair of Easter bunnies in suits

21 Easter Cheer Be Thine

Egg juggling frog with chicks.

egg juggling frog with chicks

The Printable Favour Boxes

Drawing from this collection of vintage Easter postcards, I’ve created unique and pretty printable favour boxes. These free printables are designed to evoke the nostalgia of antique Easter postcards, making them perfect for family members and friends who appreciate the beauty of vintage Easter cards. Whether you’re planning an Easter egg hunt or want to share best wishes for the Easter season with loved ones, these favour boxes are an ideal way to incorporate the charm of early twentieth-century Easter greetings into your celebrations.

I have translated three vintage Easter postcards above onto a favour box template. You can download them here. You don’t need much in the way of craft supplies for this craft, just paper, scissors and glue.

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, score along the fold lines using a ruler and something with a sharp edge, such as the end of scissors or a bread knife.

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

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 more Easter-themed images to craft and decorate with, check out these Easter bunny images and vintage illustrations of feathers.

For other Easter / spring-themed pictures, don’t forget all the spring flower illustrations on the site and these vintage nest and egg illustrations.

You’ll find a lot more spring craft ideas here.

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Larry Doolittle

Wednesday 17th of January 2024

So kind to offer all of these. Thank you!!


Thursday 18th of January 2024

Thank you glas you enjoyed them.

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

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.