Hi creative friends,
We are nearing the end of A Year of Vintage Postcards project for 2020.
Have you been collecting the vintage postcards each month?
If you have only just discovered them, there’s handy links at the bottom of this post where you can find the previous months free postcards.
I’m already working on another fun vintage year long project for 2021 and will share more about that with you next month.
A Year of Vintage Postcards
If you are new to this year long project, we are creating a collection of vintage postcards.
Every month I will be providing two vintage postcard printables to add to your collection.
Each postcard measures 9 cm x 14 cm (3.5” x 5.5”) and has both a front and back image.
I’m using the vintage postcards to make a journal with a difference…. it’s a flip book filled with these gorgeous vintage postcards. The back of the postcards have a blank space that can be used to document events, information or simply to diarize your journey each month.
The November Vintage Postcards
For November I’m featuring a vintage favourite…. violets.
During Victorian times, violets were extremely popular and reported to be Queen Victoria’s favourite flower.
With their love of attaching meaning to flowers, Victorians regarded violets as a symbol for modesty and fidelity, due to the plant’s habit of holding its flowers in a low, nodding, deferential manner.
By the 18th century violets were being used to enhance toiletries and perfumes, and were grown commercially in France and the UK. It’s not surprising then, that by the 1880s around 6 million violet bunches were being sold annually in Paris and exported as far afield as Russia…. and of course, postcards depicting violets were extremely popular too.
How to construct the postcards:
1. Print the November PDF – 2 pages (see below).
2. Cut the postcards out as one complete card (front and back) and score down the centre where the front and back of the postcards meet.
3. Fold in half along the score line and use glue to adhere the front and back sides of the postcard together.
Download the November Postcards
Click HERE —> to download the A4 sized PDF.
Click HERE —> to download the Letter size PDF (USA).
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Download all of the postcards from January through to October
If you are joining in now or maybe missed a month, here are the previous free downloads:
- You can find out all about my flip journal and how I’m using it at A year of Vintage Postcards – January.
- February’s postcards celebrate the season of love – download the February postcards HERE.
- March had a nod to St Patrick’s Day and a beautiful child postcard – download the March postcards HERE.
- April celebrated a vintage Easter – download the April postcards HERE.
- May has beautiful postcards depicting mothers and children – download the May postcards HERE.
- June will cheer you with it’s endless forget me nots – download the June postcards HERE.
- July celebrated the Art Nouveau style – download the July postcards HERE.
- August was filled with French fairies – download the August postcards HERE.
- September featured Driessen’s advertising postcards and a beautiful butterfly – download the September postcards HERE.
- October postcards were romantic and serene with a pretty blue colour palette – download the October postcards HERE.
Happy crafting my friends!
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