Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vintage Christmas Card Giveaway

So my dad has the awesomely massive collection of vintage greeting cards and postcards and he's graciously donated a set of Christmas cards for this giveaway. Isn't he the greatest? There are nine pairs (eighteen cards total) and they're gorgeous. The insides are as stunning as the outsides--I'm such a sucker for fabulous typography. I don't have an exact year for when they were made, but I'm guessing late 60's/early 70's. Find out how you can win after the pictures!


Win a set of vintage Christmas Cards!
Two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post with a holiday tradition that you love.
2. Blog or tweet about the contest for an additional entry. Link to the blog post or tweet in a second comment. (This is important so I can have an accurate count of the entries.)

Formalities
The contest will close Tuesday, December 16th at 6 P.M. MST and announced on the 17th. Open only to residents of the United States or Canada. The winner will be selected using random.org. If you don't have a blog or twitter where I can contact you, please leave a valid email address. If the winner doesn't respond within 3 days, I will contact the second person on the randomized list.

If this is your first time here, hi! I can't wait to hear about your traditions. Thanks for playing and happy holidays!

38 comments:

The Ex said...

Favorite tradition: Gifts. Ha! But seriously, I love giving and getting gifts. It's so much fun!

The Ex said...

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Maxie said...

My favorite holiday tradition is the dinner! more specifically the green bean casserole. Yummy.

Maxie said...

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Kyla Bea said...

Oh wow! How did I now know about your blog until now? Added to my reader!

And my favourite tradition is one that I'm hoping to start this year is having an informal Hanuka style dinner before Christmas to kick off the start of the holidays. I have lots of Jewish friends and one has volunteered to make latkes with me this year! It's going to be a cross cultural exchange =)

Renee said...

My mom always makes cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. That's definitely my favorite holiday tradition!

Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

My favorite holiday tradition as a kid was riding around in the car with my grandparents and cousins on Christmas eve, singing Christmas carols and looking at the light displays. I hope to do something similar someday with my kids-- the years between being a child and having a child seem to have lost their holiday magic.

Sarah said...

My family always makes gumbo on Christmas eve. Its perfect for when you come home after mass freezing cold! Plus the longer it simmers, the better. Oh god, now I'm hungry...

srah said...

My mom makes these breakfast rolls on Christmas morning with pineapple and cream cheese filling and arranges them like a Christmas tree with green decorating sugar and maraschino cherries for ornaments. Love it!

Jane said...

I love having fresh-squeezed juice on Christmas morning with my family.

My second favorite tradition (and I think I'm the only one who really enjoys it) is personalizing everyone's gifts with pictures instead of gift tags. Last year, I enlarged photographs of everyone's heads and cut them out and put them on stockings. Creepy, but highly amusing (to me, at least).

Callie said...

Christmas morning we go to my aunt's house and have breakfast with their family. Cinnamon rolls, egg casserole, hot chocolate mmmm...

lfar said...

So beautiful! My family takes a break between opening Santa presents and opening presents from each other to eat cinnamon buns. Wouldn't be Christmas otherwise.

Megkathleen said...

Oh, I love vintage Christmas cards! I think my favorite tradition is Christmas morning with the big brunch my family has and we all open presents right after. It's especially fun now that I'm old enough to drink mimosas and have little nephews who believe in Santa.

seven said...

Oh, those are adorable.

My favorite Christmas tradition is that we always get to open one present on Christmas Eve. When I was little, it was a way to ease the anxious waiting, and now it just makes for a fun Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day.

seven said...

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thedallasangel said...

Random tradition, but my cousin and I always breaks the wishbone from the turkey every year while everyone is cleaning up. It's my favorite thing because it's just between the two of us, I only see her once a year, and no one else really knows about it.

This post made me smile. :o)

thedallasangel said...

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Ky said...

My favourite Christmas tradition is pummeling my little sister's head with my fists, singing "Sugar Plums, Sugar Plums." I don't really have any idea why I do it, but I've been doing it for a little over 20 years.

Michael said...

My favorite tradition is that we always open one present up on Christmas Eve. W00t!!1

layoder said...

Ooh ooh, I love vintage cards! Must. Try. To. Win.

OK, my absolute favoritest tradition is: my gram's Christmas cookies, which she brings on the airplane from her home in S. Carolina to my mom's home in Ohio every Christmas. Here comes my 90-year-old gram, carefully stepping past airport security with three tins that contain the most fabulously delicious Christmas cookies, EVER. She's made the same 3 types of cookies every year for as long as I can remember. And I love them equally. Even though I usually eat more of the chocolate ones (shh!). hee hee.

That's my favorite. Gram and her cookies. :)

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EP said...

How fun! Like you, I'm a sucker for fun typography.

One of my favorite traditions is the baking of the cookies. In years past, it has fallen on my shoulders the night before Christmas Eve (as we have a party that evening.) Last year, my two best friends, neither who are culinarily talented, came over to help with the baking and decorating. It was the cutest/most pathetic thing (since neither of them had baked OR decorated cookes ever?), but we had the most fantastic time just baking and catching up since we're in different areas of the country now. We're hoping to do it again this year.

Belle Ecrivaine said...

Oh, wow, you weren't kidding! Those are absolutely gorgeous cards!

Carla and Matt said...

i love presents! but we always wrap a present for Christ and place it under the tree, and then talk about our goals for the next year after we've opened all the other gifts. Just to bring it all back to the real meaning of Christmas. :) I love the happy new year one.

Kristen said...

those are gorgeous! SO gorgeous!

We haven't gotten many traditions hard-set with our little family yet, but every year we do go see the temple lights here in LA and then once we're nice and cold we head over to Baskin Robbins for some ... more cold.

we always wonder why we do that to ourselves, and yet we keep doing it... every year.

alishka babushka said...

my favorite christmas tradition is the one of each of us kids receiving a new ornament for the tree each year.

alishka babushka said...

you have been featured on my blog. beautiful cards. simply beautiful

Lili Zerquera said...

Let me preface by saying Cubans celebrate Christmas Eve (Noche Buena) more so than Christmas day. Every Christmas eve, for as long a I can remember we've said "At midnight we'll open gifts!" Every Christmas eve, for as long as I can remember we've opened gifts before 11.

Lili Zerquera said...

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cuileann said...

http://twitter.com/cuileann/status/1055912821

My mom and my sisters and I make an enormous number of these roll-and-cut cookies that my mom's been making since she was growing up. They've got all the nice Christmas spices in them, and it's a three-day production: a day for making the dough, a day for cutting them out and baking them, and another for frosting and sprinking them. Such good memories.

cuileann said...

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Oops. So bad at following directions.

Maribeth said...

My favorite holiday tradition would have to be looking at Christmas lights and just feeling the holiday chill in the air. :P

taves7 said...

My favorite Holiday tradition is sending and receiving Christmas cards. I love to display them as part of my Holiday decorations.

Holly said...

My favorite holiday tradition is going caroling. I just have to find some other people to sing with me this year!

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Erin said...

My favorite holiday tradition - matching family pajamas. It's just so gloriously goofy. We all spend the night at my parents' house, and our first gift is always matching pajamas for everyone in the house. Makes a great - and by "great," I mean "totally ridiculous and fun" - photo.

Yifot Shilo said...

favorite tradition: making Latkes (potato pancakes) with my grandmother

Laura said...

tweeted!
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Occasions 365 said...

My favorite holiday tradition is to send & receive the greeting cards.