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December 23, 2009

Old Christmas postcards1 / Viejas tarjetas postales de Navidad1 / Vieilles cartes postales de Noël1

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In English:

I photographed some of our Christmas cards past years. Some are newer, but mainly they are old. Some of those oldest are from 1930 ties. To this collection I accepted only drawn by hand, no photos.

En español:

Fotografié algunas de nuestras tarjetas de Navidad del pasados años. Algunas son más recientes, pero sobre todo son viejas. Algunas de las más viejas son de la década de 1930. Para este colección acepté sólo las de dibujadas a mano, pero no fotos.

En francais:

J’ai photographié quelques unes de nos cartes de Noël de ces dernières années. Certaines sont plus récentes, mais surtout elles sont vieilles. Certains de cettes vieilles sont de la décennie de 1930. À cette collection, j’ai accepté seulement elles qui sont dessinées à la main, non photos.

Old Christmas postcards / Viejas tarjetas postales de Navidad / Vieilles cartes postales de Noël

Old Christmas postcards / Viejas tarjetas postales de Navidad / Vieilles cartes postales de Noël

Old Christmas postcards / Viejas tarjetas postales de Navidad / Vieilles cartes postales de Noël

Old Christmas postcards / Viejas tarjetas postales de Navidad / Vieilles cartes postales de Noël

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43 Comments »

  1. Merry Christmas to you too! The Christmas cards and postcards are very pretty and colorful. They reminded me so much of my childhood.🙂

    Comment by Cheryl — December 23, 2009 @ 16:17 | Reply

    • Hi Cheryl.

      That was so nice to hear, that You found “something” from Your childhood when looking at my Christmas cards.

      Comment by sartenada — December 23, 2009 @ 17:11 | Reply

  2. Sartenada, what do Finlanders call the little men with the red hats? Are they simply known as elves? I love Christmas cards and save them all. Sometimes I take old ones and remake them into sets of 24 little boxes in which to hold Advent chocolates and a verse from Scripture.

    Comment by flandrumhill — December 23, 2009 @ 17:29 | Reply

    • Hello flandrumhill.

      Well we call them Tonttu (single format) ot Joulutonttu. Joulu is Christmas. Elf have a different meaning. Oh my dear. We have so many words in our language which are describing those folk-tales. In our language elf is belonging to folk-tales, not to that small “creature” who is helping Father Christmas.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by sartenada — December 23, 2009 @ 17:57 | Reply

  3. Thank you for providing the names of the red-hatted men. I wish our Canadian culture had more of such folk tales. They add so much richness to the holidays.

    Comment by flandrumhill — December 23, 2009 @ 18:18 | Reply

  4. A very Happy Christmas to you too! I was also going to ask what you called the litle men in red hats. Are the tomten of Swedish folklore different or is tonttu the same as tomte. As I said previously, I have a little red hatted man for decoration. I look forward to you photos in 2010.

    Comment by jackiequeen — December 23, 2009 @ 20:30 | Reply

    • Hello Jackiequeen.

      The word Swedish Tomte and Finnish Tonttu are so near to each others. The fact is tha we have long history with Sweden and also Swedish is our official language also.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2009 @ 09:07 | Reply

  5. Ces cartes, peu à peu remplacées par les cartes virtuelles, ont beaucoup de charme.
    Merci pour cette série.
    Joyeux Noël, Sartenada.

    Comment by Marion B. — December 23, 2009 @ 21:00 | Reply

  6. What a great idea! I wish you a very merry and pleasant Christmas!

    Comment by dandelion — December 23, 2009 @ 21:19 | Reply

    • Good morning Dandelion. Wow, You got the idea. I was proud myself when the idea to photograph old Christmas cards hit to me. Maybe my idea will spread out next Christmas and then we’ll see great collection from every where of the world.

      Merry Christmas!

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2009 @ 09:12 | Reply

  7. nice postcards🙂 some really look old.
    Feliz Natal for you too and happy blogging😉

    Comment by thelocalguide — December 23, 2009 @ 22:13 | Reply

  8. They are fantastic..all the faces are so happy……in one hour it will be Christmas in Australia.

    Comment by seanfraser — December 24, 2009 @ 14:02 | Reply

    • Merry Christmas Sean.

      I am happy when reading that You liked my collection. So You have Christmas earlier than us. We going to Sauna in our house, then eating and finally Santa is coming. Okay, we are two persons and we are receiving plenty of books. LOL, I know the secret. I’ll visit my son, grandson, my daughter and my granddaughter next Saturday. Then we are together.

      Comment by sartenada — December 24, 2009 @ 14:25 | Reply

  9. Good morning Matti,
    yes, it is wonderful that you show us your old Christmas cards. I really like it.
    I am looking the next time often in your blog. I dont forget it. All what I saw was beautiful. I see your world and that is fantastic for me. Take car of your self.
    Deer greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — December 26, 2009 @ 13:59 | Reply

  10. Thank You Christel.

    I really enjoy when You commented here, because when I first seleceted, photographed these photos, it was “hard” job, but so enjoyable. I never could not imagine, that those post cards can be so fine when seeing them on screen.

    Greeting to You and Your family.

    Comment by sartenada — December 26, 2009 @ 18:02 | Reply

  11. What a great idea! I never would have thought to take photos of the Christmas cards that I love! I’m off to do that right now! Thanks for the idea and thanks for commenting on my blog!🙂

    -Emily

    Comment by Miss Em — December 28, 2009 @ 19:30 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      How happy I am when reading Your message. I encourage You to photographing them and what is “curious” thing is that they are looking better on screen.

      Regards.

      Comment by sartenada — December 28, 2009 @ 19:35 | Reply

      • My photos of my cards look nicer on the computer screen, too! But since I am just starting, mine do not have the same vintage look that some of yours do. In time I suppose they will!

        -Emily

        Comment by Miss Em — January 6, 2010 @ 19:22 | Reply

  12. Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année.

    Comment by ismerie — December 30, 2009 @ 22:04 | Reply

  13. Bonjour Ismerie.

    Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année á toi aussi. Merci beaucoup pour ton balade ici!

    Comment by sartenada — December 31, 2009 @ 10:07 | Reply

  14. I hope it isn’t too late to comment on these photos. I love photos of cards and paintings and you did an excellent job with these. The colors are so vivid, warm, and welcoming.

    Comment by Preston Surface — January 11, 2010 @ 03:54 | Reply

    • Hi Preston.

      It is never too late to give a comment, a comment like You made! Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — January 11, 2010 @ 07:19 | Reply

  15. Bonsoir Sartenada
    Tu ma fait un grand plaisir, j’adore les cartes de Noel et surtout les lutins…..
    merci encore.
    Bonne fin d année et passe de bonne fêtes.
    Amicalement
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — December 4, 2010 @ 00:07 | Reply

    • Salut Frammy.

      Je te remercie pour ton commentare.

      Belle jourèe á toi.

      Comment by sartenada — December 4, 2010 @ 15:27 | Reply

  16. Ohhhh…. what a lovely collection you have there !!! Fantastic ! I’m getting nostalgic when I look at them…
    Thanks for sharing it with us, they are sooooo beautiful ! Have a nice day🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 6, 2010 @ 14:29 | Reply

    • Salut Tamara.

      Oh, how nice that You “found” this post of mine. They are nostalgic really and one gets a smile on lips when looking at them. Maybe the old time Christmas is creeping slowly into our hearts when seeing these.

      You too, have a wonderful day.

      Comment by sartenada — December 6, 2010 @ 15:53 | Reply

  17. That indeed is a great collection and what a good idea to photograph them and put them on the blog. I will do something similar with more of my old cards.

    Janet in Seattle

    Comment by Janet — December 27, 2010 @ 23:30 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      Thank You. So nice that You liked my idea. I cannot wait Your post about old cards. They are living history which we keep in alive. Please info me.

      Happy blogging.

      Comment by sartenada — December 28, 2010 @ 07:15 | Reply

  18. Oh, wow, that is a serious collection! I think my favorite is the one with the birds in the tree, although you have a lot of great ones!

    Comment by carlene — April 16, 2011 @ 17:08 | Reply

    • Hello Carlene.

      Thank You so much. I checked the photo and it must be number 35. To get the number of my pictures is easy. Just move mouse pointer over the photo and it pops up the name of photowith number.

      Your favorite is really old and so lovely.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by sartenada — April 17, 2011 @ 08:04 | Reply

  19. Love the designs!!

    Comment by Anne Hornyak — August 31, 2011 @ 16:02 | Reply

    • Hello Anne.

      So nice to read Your opinion. Thank You.

      Comment by sartenada — August 31, 2011 @ 16:06 | Reply

  20. These are just lovely!

    Comment by Writing Letters & Postcards — May 1, 2012 @ 16:56 | Reply

    • Hello Cynthia.

      I am glad that You like them. I appreciate Your opinion very much. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 1, 2012 @ 17:05 | Reply

  21. These cards are wonderful, full of Christmas cheer!

    Comment by megtraveling — December 24, 2012 @ 15:57 | Reply

  22. How lovely! I always keep Christmas cards from time to time…It’s great idea to see to look back after ten years passed… but sincerely, it is getting less cards sent now in the past two years as my friends prefer to send their greetings through facebook or texting me with pics😦

    Comment by Indah Susanti — November 20, 2014 @ 12:58 | Reply

    • Hello Indah.

      Less cards, yes it is true even in Finland. We try to keep up our old traditions and send about ten Christmas cards every year. The same amount we’ll receive. In 2013 we in Finland there were sent 13 million Christmas cards and our population is about 5.5 million.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 20, 2014 @ 13:39 | Reply

  23. Lovely!
    We used to send Christmas-cards ,too, in my country, But now it seems to have all been replaced by Facebook,phone-calls,blogs,e-Mai’s …or…even nothing!
    Like these precious, nostalgic images , thanks dear Matti!

    Comment by 76sanfermo — November 22, 2014 @ 12:58 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Nowadays people are more and more busy. Here we walk three kilometers one way to the bookshop to buy postcards. Then we walk back to our home. Anja writes greetings and next day we walk again to the center of Mikkeli to the post office to mail them. We select most beautiful Christmas stamps for them. In few days our friends will receive them and they put them on their bookshelves or on a chest of drawers. So, they can admire them all the Christmas and New Year and thus know that we remembered them with full heart.

      I think that our old way to remember is much better than for example email. Well, we Finns are old-fashioned!!!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 22, 2014 @ 13:44 | Reply

  24. This is a beautiful collection, they are well preserved, I am sure the greeting inside are just as precious. It is good that you recorded them.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — November 27, 2014 @ 00:37 | Reply

    • Hello Linda.

      I am very happy for Your comment. Traditions live. Sending Christmas postcards give work for many people like (paper factories, trees, transport, tire manufacturers, rubber producers, oil companies, bookkeepers, payroll personel, selling personal, advertisement, making stamps, stamp selling, stamp artists, stamp printing, glue factories, photographers, camera makers and much more) and this is good thing in our modern world. I think that few people sending Christmas greetings using computers, never think the matter from this side as I do.

      Happy Thursday!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 27, 2014 @ 08:18 | Reply


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