5/16/10

Christmas-Cards-In-May Giveaway!

Update: Congratulations to Jenny S, who's name Lu drew out of a basket! Thank you to all who entered, it is always so fun to see what creative minds come up with.






After thrifting piles of vintage Christmas cards yesterday and realizing that I should share in this bounty, we are going to have a little Christmas-Cards-In-May Giveaway here at Dime Store Thrift.

The randomly selected winner will receive 32 bits and pieces of vintage Christmas cards from the late 40's...great illustrated pictures or lovely sentiments from the inside of the cards.

Just leave a comment and tell me what you would do with this ephemera (and please, please leave an email address with your comment in case you are the lucky winner!)

A winner will be announced early next week.

Ready, Set...GO!

16 comments:

Jenny S said...

woohoo! I would scan them so I could print whatever size and use them for tags, or altered art or whatever!!

Vonlipi said...

Oooh vintage cards! I'm always on the look out for them! I would send some as greeting cards and craft with some. the inspiration would come upon seeing them!

valerie.barbeau@gmail.com

Penny said...

I love, love, love those old Christmas cards. I have a box of my Grandfathers (the old sparkly kind) that he kept from 1942. I can't make myself use them because I am emotionally attached..You know. I would like to make a vintage looking Christmas garland out of cards but I have never run across enough cute ones. Hope you're having a great weekend. Penny

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

I've been wanting to make an old fashioned card basket. I've seen them in antique shops and my friend has one. It is where you cut the cards into almost a flower petal shape with an octagon for the base and punch holes all around and sew the pieces together to make a basket and you put the cards you receive at Christmas in them.

Linda said...

I would frame any amazing cards and maybe scan some for tags. Love them and would treasure such art!

Kristi said...

I am not entering to win....but I cannot believe you are sharing in your wealth! You are SUCH a good person! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Claudia said...

I've been displaying the few vintage cards I have on a string garland, like my Mom used to do. With kids gone now it's fun to recreate little Christmas vignettes of my 50's youth. Love looking at your collections - very nice.

Shara said...

I love vintage cards of any type. I love to make garlands and banners out of them and use the graphics to make collages. They are so fun with glitter and sparkles! Thanks for the chance at it!

Ninny said...

Those are so sweet! I'd run shiny satin ribbon through the folds and hang them on one of my Christmas Trees. They would make lovely ornaments! The tree would have nothing but lights and cards....so nostalgic!

Liz (aka Ninny)
fiddlesticksknits@yahoo.com

JunqueMagnet said...

Ohh...these are so lovely my heart just did that little flip.I'd cut them for gift tags, tack them to the inside of cookie cutters and hang them on trees and wreaths, and of course some would be embellished with GLITTER!!!!!!!!!

Erica said...

I really love old cards/postcards.I would copy the cards to use in craft projects.I would frame the originals.

Lisa H. said...

I think I'd use them to make a card basket. I'd punch holes in the edges and lace them together into a basket shape.

RachelV said...

HI!
I would hang these cards on mini clothes hangars and put them in my Christmas tree!
Love the thrift finds!

The Elegant Thrifter said...

The first thing I would do is make someone in Sioux City, Iowa, t a fabulous, gorgeous Christmas creation made out of those cards (and maybe those little doll heads) and lots of glitter, and the rest I would use to create a variety of Christmas postcards.

Stan (theelegantthrifter@gmail.com)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love vintage cards. Here's hoping you draw my name!! Thanks.

Kristen said...

wow! beautiful cards!

I'd likely use a couple to send notes to my friends and family... in the middle of May. Why wait to use such wonderful cards? :)

my email is kristentkelly@aol.com