Etsy List: Christmas cards

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'Christmas cards' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Every year, I say that next year, I’m going to get my act together and make my own Christmas cards. Every year, Christmas rushes up on me and I’m busy with preparing & filing our tax returns, working, blogging, dog walking… and the home-made, hand-made cards never get done.

For a few consecutive years around a decade ago, I was really good at getting them made and posted off on time. Often times recently however, we’ve ended up having to rush and get packs of cards from shops on the high street. This year, we’re going to do the next best thing; home-made, hand-made Christmas cards from indie makers on Etsy.

Next year, I’m going to get my act together and make my own! πŸ™‚

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Habitat kitchen cards

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Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards | H is for Home

We bought a batch of 1960s & 70s posters at auction recently. Amongst them was this little gem – well, big gem really! πŸ™‚

kitchen cards by Juliet Glynn Smith

It’s a whole set of vintage kitchen cards designed by Juliet Glynn Smith for Habitat. She illustrated their very first catalogue in 1966.

Rear of vintage uncut kitchen cards

They were produced on a big sheet, but as you can see from the back, it looks like they were intended to be cut with a guillotine… then used as individual cards. We wonder how many survive as postcards – and how many still exist as one big sheet. We can’t find any other examples online at all, so we guess not many. Well worth sharing with our readers we thought!

'Feeding swine' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Hawking' vintage Habitat kitchen card

'Bow and arrow' vintage Habitat kitchen card 'Gathering herbs' vintage Habitat kitchen card

The colours & illustrations are absolutely stunning – part medieval, part 1960s!

Vintage uncut Habitat kitchen cards

The full sheet measures 90cm x 60cm so makes an impressive display… here it is in all its glory!