The Skylighters World War II
Christmas Card & Poster Page

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (8 K)    The following images are from various vintage Christmas cards and posters collected by the Webmaster over the years. Most are actual cards, but some are other types of Christmas artwork with that unmistakable Forties look and feel. Please make a selection from the thumbnails below (clicking on an image will load a larger version). NOTE: Some of these cards, considered today, may be offensive to those ethnic groups depicted as "the enemy."

"Christmas Greetings to An Army Man"
ARMY XMAS FRONT (17 K)

Front of Card
ARMY XMAS BACK (12 K)

Back of Card
A greeting for Christmas and every good wish
For luck in the coming New Year,
It's swell for the Army to have men like you ...
But golly! You're missed around here!

"To One in the Service at Christmas"
ALL SERVICES XMAS (15 K)

Front of Card

"Christmas Greetings to My Dear Mother"
XMAS CARD FOR MOTHER (17 K)

Front of Card

"Christmas Greetings to One in the Service"
SERVICE XMAS FRONT (17 K)

Front of Card
SERVICE XMAS MIDDLE (19 K)

Text Enlarged
SERVICE XMAS MIDDLE (13 K)

Middle of Card
A Christmas chat with you, Dear Pal
Would surely do me good;
I miss you but I'm proud of you;
That much is understood!

And even though this Christmas Time
May find us two apart,
I'll still be wishing you the best,
Old Pal, with all my heart!

"It's the Bugler's Mistake!"
BUGLEBOY FRONT (14 K)

Front of Card
BUGLEBOY MIDDLE (16 K)

Middle of Card
BUGLEBOY BACK (12 K)

Back of Card
You've left your soft bed of civilian life ...
For a bugle that keeps you yawning –
But go back to sleep, it's the bugler's mistake,
He forgot it's Christmas morning!
Seasons Greetings!
Here's my Christmas present for you, pal!

"Let's See What the New Year Brings!"
SHIP FRONT (17 K)

Front of Card
SHIP MIDDLE (22 K)

Middle of Card
SHIP BACK (11 K)

Back of Card
Merry Christmas, Pal, let's see what the New Year brings ...
Cuz where you're going – you're apt to get a brand new slant on things!
I'll know you'll have a "hot" time this Christmas!
Good Luck!

"Christmas in Paris"
PARIS CHRISTMAS CARD (22 K)

Christmas Card Distributed to GIs
Visiting Paris, 1944

"A Very Merrie Christmas and A Happy New Year"
SANTA BESTING THE AXIS (25 K)

Interwoven Socks Ad Depicting Santa Besting
the Axis Trio (Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo)