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Monday, December 20, 2010

Free Christmas Images for Last Minute Projects

I know many crafters are already in the back of their minds thinking of Valentine's Day (always a season ahead!), but as we're in the midst of this beautiful Christmas winter holiday season, here are a couple of free images for last minute tags, place cards, etc.  And don't forget we have many holiday collage sheets available for instant downloading at (plus lovely cupids and hearts and romantic kisses and sweet girls in pink and red if you simply MUST think ahead!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Send New Year Greetings: Revive This Edwardian Tradition!

Sending Happy New Year postcards to family and friends was a very popular tradition with the Victorians and Edwardians (and French ladies of the time) ~ as popular as sending Christmas cards, judging by the great number and variety of New Year cards we find!


These charming cards often showed illustrations of children, cherubs, Old Father Time, happy couples, benevolent angels, lucky horseshoes and shamrocks and pigs (yes, a symbol of luck and prosperity), even New Year gnomes who bring wealth and happiness to your home.  

Other New Year cards, especially the French ones, featured photographs and the wish for Bonne Annee (a good year) or Heureuse Annee (a happy year), like these from our collection.

You will find a lovely selection of illustrated cards on our Victorian Holidays Volume One CD and beautiful photo cards of children, ladies, and couples on our Christmas New Years Photos CD.

We altered some of the photographs into Christmas cards on the CD, but we left many with new year greetings in French. 

 I think New Year postcards should make a comeback! They would be a wonderful tradition to revive, especially in these anxious times. 

Just print onto cardstock, embellish if you like, and send to wish your loved ones a happy 2011.  The best wishes of a friend mean just as much now as they did a hundred years ago in 1911!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Christmas: New Digital Collage Sheet

Another new collage sheet! Here are some "new" Christmas images taken from old postcards recently acquired from my uncle's attic. These aren't included on our Christmas CD, and I thought I would create a collage sheet just in time for holiday crafts. There are some really sweet images of children and animals, a pretty nativity card with nice colors, and I love the blue birds. I've also included a little Christmas stamp with Santa in the snow!  Available at and

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Free Santa Picture ... and a little history

A nice old Santa Claus!  This card is interesting because of its greeting: "All Xmas Joys Be Thine."

You might be surprised to see "Xmas" on an antique Victorian-era card, but actually the use of Xmas as an abbreviation for Christmas goes back to the Middle Ages.

The "X" is a cross and stands for "Christ."  It's not modern, and it's not an attempt to "take religion out of Christmas" as some seem to believe.  It's just an old abbreviation.

Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this lovely old image of Santa!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Shirts, Journals, Bags, Mugs & More in Lunagirl Gift Shop

Did you know?.... You can buy Lunagirl Images shirts, sweatshirts, magnets, tote bags, baby items, mugs, journals and more by visiting our Lunagirl Print-on-Demand Shop

Featuring a variety of Edwardian, 1920s and Victorian pictures: vintage bellydancers, antique trains, Victorian flowers, stylish ladies and flirty showgirls, dogs and cats and horses, vintage Santas and Victorian angels, fairies and fairy tales, French Art Nouveau posters and antique labels, women, men, funky ephemera, Japanese prints, beautiful paintings by Van Gogh, Bouguereau and Waterhouse ...

If you don't see the image you want when you visit the shop, email us and we'll put it on a shirt or bag or magnet or .... you get the idea!

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