A vintage Christmas post card has a totally different look than the ones of today. The colors are duller, and have more of a matte look to them; as opposed to the shiny finish you will find covering the postcards of today. They are collected not only for the art work, but also for the stamps that were used when mailing the post card. Once they were postmarked, it revealed the city and the date that the post card was mailed, providing the collector with a history.
Victorian designs and watercolor art are the most popular subjects found covering the vintage postcards that carried out the Christmas theme. The artwork found on some vintage post cards is so detailed that collectors find it a great addition to a collection. Comical post cards were mailed to bring the receiver a little bit of holiday humor in a time of economical depression.