Remembering Our Service Men & Women Through Vintage Patriotic Christmas Cards

The holidays are a time for togetherness, for love, and for spending time with those who mean the most to you. But for many of our armed forces members, it's not easy to spend any time with loved ones. Whether you're a military family through and through or just have someone stationed overseas, it's important to remember that not everyone can be home for Christmas. Technology has made it easier to bring loved ones closer, of course, and it's also easier now to send emails or packages to those stationed overseas. But it hasn't always been that way. There are lots of vintage patriotic Christmas cards that tell the story of loved ones being separated during the Christmas season, of what the nation was going through at a specific time in history, and even the style of art that was prominent at that time. Whether you like history or are patriotic, you may want to take a look at some of the best vintage patriotic Christmas cards throughout history. Here are a few favorites from different Pinterest pages:
  • Uncle Sam - What's more patriotic than good old Uncle Sam spreading holiday cheer? These vintage Christmas cards showcase some of the various art styles throughout the years as well as highlighting just how integral Christmas is to our country - it's a global holiday, but for many, it's also an American Institution.
  • Cute - These cute holiday cards feature cherubic faces, cartoony imagery, and plenty of holiday cheer that will brighten the hearts of soldiers and anyone else who happens to see them.
  • Inspiring - Vintage Christmas cards often did more than just wish a happy holiday - often, they came with some inspiration as well. This collection of cards showcases how the right artwork can spread holiday cheer as well as deliver a message to help keep our armed forces focused and on point.
  • Santa - Santa Claus has been on more Christmas cards than we can probably count, but it's when he blends the holidays with good old-fashioned patriotism that he really shines. These patriotic cards feature Santa Claus prominently, showcasing his love of America as well as his love of the holiday.
  Of course, Pinterest isn't the only place to check out beautiful patriotic Christmas cards. You can also find them on other websites, some of them selling the cards while others are just there to give you great ideas for how to make homemade cards that are certain to spread cheer this year. In fact, it's often more enjoyable to create your own homemade card and send it than it will be to buy or print one. Just take a look at some of the options online and use your creativity to dream up a card that will bring a smile to any soldier's face this holiday season. If you have someone in the armed forces that you care about, or just want to send some holiday greetings to the men and women who are protecting our nation, it's well worth taking the time to look at what kind of designs have been used in the past. A great card will showcase the country as well as the holiday.