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12/19/2014 07:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Adorable Vintage Christmas Cards Will Make You Yearn For A Simpler Time

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If you're like most people, Christmas cards mean dashing to take family holiday portraits, last-minute printing or, if you're really lazy (sorry), sending one of the many hilarious Someecards. While we're grateful that technology has afforded us faster ways of sending year-end greetings, we have to admit there's just something nice about getting a real card in the mailbox. Not only are these cards incredibly thoughtful, they're also something tangible you can hold on to and store away in a shoebox to re-read years later.

We miss the lost art of the greeting card and decided to take a look back at some of the most adorable Christmas cards of decades past -- when cards were more than just a seasonal nicety:


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