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V&A Seasonal Toys Christmas cards

Seasonal toys card

These Seasonal Toys Christmas cards are inspired by objects in the V&A museum's massive collection. By seasonal, they mean toys very much in the Christmas spirit, such as the clockwork reindeer pictured which dates from the 1970s. 

Each pack contains three designs so, as well as the reindeer, you also get an image of a 1970s toy train and a late '40s clockwork turkey. Perfect for a bit of seasonal nostalgia. 

A pack of twelve cards costs £4.50. 

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Mid-Century Modern Christmas Cards

For those determined to have an entirely retro Christmas, Etsy seller dodelinedesign has some great Christmas cards designs, with my favourite being the Mid-Century Modern Christmas Cards.

These cards features a pile of classic chairs (it looks like an Eames design), stacked on top of one another in a Christmas tree formation and topped with a simple red star. You can buy an individual card for around £1.90, or buy in packs of 8 or 20 to save some money, which are priced just under £10 and around £18 respectively.

Buy them online at Etsy.

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Sukie Christmas Cards

Although only just November, it probably isn’t too early to be planning for Christmas especially when ordering things online. So here is my first suggestion for suitably retro Christmas cards from Sukie.

Like other Sukie products, the Christmas cards feature folk art style illustrations in a palette of blue, green, red and pink. There are five designs to chose from; Peace, Love, Joy, City (which includes a snokflake and Christmas tree to keep it festive) and Tree.

They cost £1.80 per card from Nineteen Seventy Three.

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Blossom and Bill Christmas cards from ISAK

Isak cards

We featured ISAK's new characters, Inger and Olle, earlier this week but if your heart firmly belongs to their most well-known design, take a look at these Blossom and Bill Christmas cards

There are several different cards available featuring our favourite retro duo in festive situations, including the Gingerman and the Mistletoe designs shown above. The mistletoe design shows a bold new direction for the couple – clothes! The cards cost £2 each.

Buy them from Nineteen Seventy Three

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Solitaire’s Owl Christmas card


2009 has surely been the year of the owl revival. They've been everywhere, from clocks to prints to tea towels. What better way to mark the end of the year then than sending an owl Christmas card? Solitaire have produced this lovely retro-style design showing our favourite feathered friend amidst a snowy scene of pine cones and snow flakes. 

It's hand-screen printed and uses recycled materials for the card and envelope. Solitaire also have several other designs with a similar feel that show traditional festive subject matter such as Christmas wreaths and crackers. Each card costs £3. 

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