Christmas cards create the image of Christmas – see the old traditional Christmas cards by artist Martta Wendelin

Cards by Martta Wendelin
You can easily send Christmas greetings by email or by Facebook but old traditional printed Christmas cards create a special atmosphere. In Finland people send 30 million Christmas cards last year and now it’s time to send them again.

Every year designers develop new pictures for Christmas cards in which the elves and Santa Claus make adventures, stars shine, candles give warm light and Christmas trees are decorated.

In addition there are traditional Christmas cards designed by famous artists like Marta Wendelin. She drew about 650 Christmas cards between 1931-1963. She shaped the image about traditional Finnish Christmas - how it looked like over 50 years ago when Finland was still very much an agricultural country. Here you see some of her Christmas cards.


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