Here we are at the start of not only a new year, but a new decade as well…. which I always find invigorating.
At this time of year most of us set up our new diaries, calendars, planners and journals as a way of being organised and documenting our year.
For 2020, I’ve decided to make a journal with a difference…. and I’m sharing this project, ‘A Year of Vintage Postcards’ with you too!
This journal is a flip book filled with gorgeous vintage postcards from the 1800’s.
Every month there will be two new printable vintage postcards to add to the collection with both a front and back. They each measure 9 cm x 14 cm (3.5” x 5’5”).
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.
Included in January’s free vintage postcard printables is a bonus journal card.
It’s the same size as the postcards and can be printed and used if you need more space to write things down each month.
The first set of printables for January 2020 include: a cover card, two vintage postcards and a journal card.
Throughout 2020, I will share a new set of vintage postcards during the first week of each month, that you can add to your flip book.
Alternatively, you may just wish to keep the postcards in your own graphics collection for use in other projects.
By the end of the year you will have a minimum of 25 vintage postcards…. or more if you are also using journal cards.
There may even be a few ‘bonus items’ along the way!
If like me you decide to use your postcard collection as a diary, you’ll be able to easily look back over your year by flipping through your mini book.
How to make your vintage postcard flip book:
Each month, download the PDF file and print on card or matt photo paper.
Cut out the postcard front and back as one piece.
Score across the centre of the postcards where the front and back meet.
Fold along the score line so that the printed images are on the outside.
Using glue suitable for paper, adhere the front of the postcard to the back.
Punch a hole either in the top centre or one of the top corners of each postcard and insert on a binder ring.
Download your January Printables:
These printables are available in both A4 and letter size.
Download the front cover – Click here for A4 or Click here for letter.
Download the journal card – Click here for A4 or Click here for letter.
Download January postcard #1 – Click here for A4 or Click here for letter.
Download January postcard #2 – Click here for A4 or Click here for letter.
ADDED 12th January – I’ve had a request for an undated cover card, so this flip journal could be given as a Christmas gift, so I’ve added a new cover postcard. Click here for A4 or Click here for letter.
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I hope you enjoy this project as much as I will.
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Thank you so very much. These are beautiful.
Thanks Debby. I hope you have as much fun with them as I will. 🙂
These are awesome! So pretty!
So glad you like them Ann. I love the Victorian era art, so will have a lot of fun selecting the postcards for the vintage flip book.
Lisa M says
Thank you so much for these; I plan to add them to my yearly handmade “smash” journal. What fun it will be to see the new one each month! So beautiful.
That sounds like fun Lisa. I’m looking forward to selecting beautiful vintage postcards to share each month too 🙂
Thank you very much these are gorgeous postcards and such a great idea. I find it more inspiring to write on these than just in a journal.
That’s what I thought too Lori and the tag book is small enough to tuck away afterwards and bring out whenever you want to look back on 2020. I hope you have fun with this project!
Oh I love these! Thank you so much! They are very beautiful!
I’m so pleased to hear that you like them Shelly. Hope you have fun using them 🙂
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Kerry, these are so pretty!
Thanks Deborah and a Happy New Year to you too!
Love this! These are so beautiful. This is the perfect way to start the new year. Thanks for sharing this great project.
So happy you like them Michele. I thought it would be a pretty ‘vintage’ way to start the year and I’m so excited to have so many people joining in on this year long project.
Marilyn McLeod says
These are just delicious! LOVE them so much! and…. I’m going to use mine as real postcards to send out in the mail.. plus print a set for me to use as a little journal, plus maybe gift one a month to a special friend who loves to make journals and smash books. Oh such fun these will be! I look forward to each one as it comes! Thanks so much… Marilyn
Oh, how lovely to actually send them out Marilyn…. I love that idea too. Gifting to paper crafting friends is another great idea as well. I hope you enjoy this project!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne
I love this project!!! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!!!
I hope you have great fun participating in the Year of Vintage Postcards project Eussane. Happy New Year to you too!
Thank you so very much
You are most welcome Vicki. Hope you enjoy this project!
Gorgeous, what a lively gift, thank you!
I’m so glad you like it Cheryl. Hope you have fun with this project!
Thank you so much for these! I have always liked vintage cards, valentines and other items. Will be looking forward to more throughout the year! Love them!
That’s great Wendy and I will look forward to finding lovely postcards to share with you all throughout 2020 🙂
Love this unique idea. Looking forward to seeing all the upcoming cards. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Happy to do so Debbie and I hope you enjoy all of the postcards I share this year 🙂
Barbara Harper says
Thanks so much! These are beautiful.
It’s my pleasure Barbara. Enjoy!!
Jackye Prine says
Thank you so much for the always lovely printables.
My prayers are with you and your countrymen who are fighting the fires.
I’m so glad you enjoy the printables that I share Jackye.
Thank you for your prayers for Australia. It is certainly a very sad time for our country.
Candy C says
Gorgeous thank you for sharing!
Happy to share these vintage postcards Candy. Hope you enjoy receiving them throughout 2020 🙂
Happy 2020…….Continued prayers for Australia……Wow!!!! These are absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Thanks so much!!!!
Thank you for your kindness Lily…. it is greatly appreciated. 🙂
Vicki Bockes says
My pleasure Vicki 🙂
These are so soft and elegant and just beautiful. Thank you.
Thanks so much Karen. The Victorian era of cards are just so lovely!
I love this idea! Thank you for the beautiful printables.
My pleasure Linda. I thought it would be a fun way to collect these precious vintage postcards and use them as well. Hope you enjoy doing the same 🙂
Annette Newton says
Many thanks for these ,they are beautiful,,thanks again ,I’m printing them later x
I’m glad you like them Annette. I hope you have fun with this project 🙂
Michèle 17 says
Thank you Michele 🙂
Oh these are so gracious and gorgeous. What a beautiful way to start a new year with this sublime collection. Thank you so much.
I’m always thrilled to be able to share beautiful vintage images Annarica.
I hope you continue to enjoy my offerings throughout 2020. 🙂
Many thanks Kerryanne! It’s a lovely idea!
Thank you Agnes. I hope you enjoy receiving the postcards throughout the year 🙂
Michelle Brannan says
Thank you so much, these are gorgeous!
Happy to share them Michelle. Enjoy!!
Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful cards !
I wish you a very merry new year !
Thank you sweet Joelle and Happy New Year to you too.
I hope you have fun with this project.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne
Shirley Flavell says
These are so beautiful Kerryanne, thank you so much for sharing these. I love your idea of the tag project and wish to make one as a gift . Happy New Year to you and I hope you have a great year. Also thank you for sharing your family wedding photos, beautiful and looked perfect. Hugs to you and thinking of you over in Australia with the awful fires, they are so unbelievable and unless we are there experiencing it we really have no idea. The world and us are watching and keeping hope and love.
Happy New Year Shirley!!
I’m so glad that you like my Year of Vintage Postcards and I hope that you enjoy making your own flip journal.
The bushfires have been so overwhelming and heartbreaking Shirley and a very sad start to the year. I appreciate your kind thoughts and hugs xx
So beautiful and so generous of you to share this treat with us
Thank you so much Terry. I think it is going to be a fun project to work on together 🙂
Jean Krusinski says
Thank you so much Kerryanne for ad\dding the cover without a year!!! My dearest friend will be thrilled with her Christmas 2020 gift! You were so kind to respond quickly to my request and to be generous with your time and art re-creation. A kind gesture indeed!!!
Gina Bloyaert says
Thanks for the beautiful postcards you send to all of us!!
The are so vintage, I love vintage.
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Deann B says
These postcards are beautiful. You are very talented. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
Ana Luiza says
Kerryanne, the postcards are fantastic! I’m so happy about them! Thank you!
L. Roy says
It is so kind of you to be so generous in sharing so much of your talent.
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project , especially in this time we’re most of us are pretty bored and trying to even keep our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren busy.
May God bless and keep you safe.
auntie em says
Thank you! I am a little late to the party but now I am so excited I can go along and gather them all up to play with.
Love your pretty images. 🙂
Sheila Stiles says
Thank you so much! These are simply gorgeous! What a blessing!