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10+ Victorian Christmas Cards That Are As Creepy As Those Times Themselves

If you think holidays are weird these days, then you clearly haven’t seen these 19th-century Victorian era Christmas cards that were just as creepy as those times themselves.


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Bored Panda has gone through an expansive TuckDB Ephemera’s vintage postcard collection to gather some of the most bizarre greeting cards ever made. From frogs stabbing each other to Krampus (a half-goat, half-daemon) entertaining the ladies… Yeah, these seem random as hell these days, but when you think of it, they actually work as a time machine and reveal the relevant topics of those days.

Which one would like to find in your mailbox? Vote below! (h/t)

#1 Greetings From Krampus

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iblowsheep 4 days ago

Sad thing is my 5 year old son would scream his damn head off if we asked him to sit on Santa’s lap but would run with his arms extended toward Krampus.

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#2 May All Jollity ‘lighten’ Your Christmas Hours

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Flora Polvado 3 days ago

The sparrow uprising

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#3 A Merry Christmas To You

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Hans 3 days ago

Obviously, people a long time ago could also be fed up with christmas greetings…

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#4 May Christmas Be Merry

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Janice Foster 3 days ago

I don’t mind this – at least they look friendly. No sense of impending doom like some of the other cards…

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#5 Wishing You A Merry Christmas

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SweeptheLeg 4 days ago

Back in the days when people and animals alike dressed and behaved much more formally than today.

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#6 May Yours Be A Joyful Christmas

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Julianna McGinnity 4 days ago

When I think of Christmas, I definitely think of dead birds.

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#7 A Merry Christmas

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Helen Frances 3 days ago

Chewbacca?

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#8 A Happy Christmas

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SweeptheLeg 4 days ago

Children heads in flowers is the stuff nightmares are made out of.

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#9 Wishing You A Happy Christmas

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Yvonne Bernal 3 days ago

Because nothing says Christmas more than a voodoo doll and cannibals

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#10 A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year

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Cody Eriksen 3 days ago

DRUNK BIRDS!!! Got it!

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