Since I had fond memories of it, I thought I'd look up artwork for old cards to use for making my own greeting cards. After falling down the Google image search rabbit hole, I discovered that my great-grandparent's generation were seriously, weirdly macabre. Since I found sooooo many odd cards, I figured the most expedient way to share them would be in a blog post.
So without further ado, here is a collection of the weirdest Victorian cards I've found the last couple days.
Apparently dead bird cards were a thing.
|Because nothing says good luck like a dead bird.|
|Dead birds certainly make for a pleasing Christmas.|
|Nothing says love like dead birds, am I right?|
|Because dead birds just SING Christmas joy.|
Then there are the Krampus cards. Merry Christmas! Let's scare the little kids!
Then there are the Christmas frogs.
|Merry Christmas! Let's be as merry as this frog dancing on a beach with bugs.|
|Nothing says Merry Christmas like a murderous thieving frog.|
Then there's this interesting Christmas dinner.