Military Related Holiday Cards and Paper Ephemera of World War I (Compiled by the Military Postal History Society - MPHS)

This page contains a collection of First World War holiday cards, as sent by military men in the field. This collection was compiled by the MPHS' Bob Swanson and Sergio Lugo from images donated by the members noted further below.

You may view individual cards by clicking on the more than 300 images below. As more items are submitted to the MPHS, they will be added to this growing database. You can also use the search box that follows, if you know a keyword you wish to use, such as 'soldier'. In addition, some of the category information associated with the cards has been grouped into the following web pages.

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Other Military Holiday Card Web Pages

There is an excellent webpage of British Great War (1914-1918) Christmas cards at this site.

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Individual Cards

Flag and Wreath Stagecoach and Christmas Mothers Association AEF Siberia Gold Star Card Gold Star Christmas Women's Canadian Club German POWs in Australia Naval Card Easter Snow Scene; Christmas Greetings (Tucks) Bugler Hut 27, Camp Devens YMCA Greetings with 1918  Calendar KofC Christmas Greetings Soldiers in Barracks with American and French Flags Hand Painted Soldier and Nurse  Before Christmas Tree Dearest Mother Poem Memories of Army of occupation Lamp and Merry Christmas Camp Devens Hospital, Holiday Greeting Added Camp Dix Christmas Card; Soldier in Barracks 4th of July Parade American Red Cross Mother's Day  Le Mans Joyeaux  Noel; 145th Field Artillery Christmas card flagpole Christmas Message Flag and Wreath AEF Siberia Marching Troops Reclining Soldiers and Xmas Tree Different Verse Base Hospital #15, AEF, Printed Greeting Czech Legion in Siberia Pig Sled Engineers Christmas Greeting Cheering Children Austrian Egg and Cross on Bough Christmas Card with Joan of Arc and Abe Lincoln Joyeaux Noel and Bonnee Annee; US and French Flags Winged U.S. Man Dragging a Sleigh KofC Christmas Greetings Cross in Egg Austrian Soldier Defending area Austrian Warrior on Horse Four Flags in Wreath Weihnachts-Grusse Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, Postcard Printed  Holiday Greetings Newspaper War Extra Austrian Crown Prince Karl in Wreath Feldweinacht; German Soldiers with Christmas Tree Soldier and Three Wise Men Austrian Soldier and Child Air Service XMAS Card 1918 Easter Chick German - Austrian Soldiers Shaking Hands Christmas Greetings from the US Army on the Rhine KofC President Wilson and King Albert Easter Bouquet Youngster and Pig KofC Canadian Soldier Greeting Barb Wire with Gifts and Rifleman Soldier Boy Kisses Girl KofC Christmas Greetings card Reclining Soldiers and Xmas Tree Prone Soldier Czech Child with pig sled Avenue du President Wilson Christmas Overseas 1918; Soldiers Opening American Red Cross Gift Bag Soldier and Rifle Woman and Red Cross in Cameo Austrian Macine Gunners Two Soldiers on Rhine 4th of July Belgium July 4 Soldier in snow at Camp Upton Christmas Message Railroad and Greeting Platform Christmas Tree Bough Austrian Battle Fleet in Cameo Christmas Greetings with Union Jack and American Flag AEF Siberia Trees Soldiers Celebrating the Fourth Knights of Columbus French Greeting Hand Painted Greetings; Girl and Holly Bush Liberty, Fraternity, Equality; AEF Merry Christmas and Happy New Year On the Rhine July 4th Independence Day Poilu and Yank with French and American Flags (4th of July Written In) Angel Over Trench Greetings Soldiers Decorting Christmas Trees Austrian Flag and Soldiers in Wreath 122nd Infantry Regiment cover christmas card Christmas Greetings -- Haig and Pershing Base Hospital #18 AEF Christmas Card JWB Hanukah Card Bells and Flags Austrian Emperior Franz Joseph in Wreath Austrian Cannoneers Noel 1917; Soldiers Looking at Bethlehem Star Army of the Black Sea Ottoman Santa Claus Bit of Cheer Calendar with Soldier and German Prisoners Chick at foot of broken Austrian flag egg Four Soldiers in Snow Covered Terrain Christmas Card  envelope Prosperous New Year; Bitburg, Germany KofC AEF Card Soldiers on Field Telephones Christmas Card 15th Engineers Christmas Tree Bough in Circle AFG Government Eagle Austrian Stag Head Medal on Bough Our New Year's Wish Easter Lilys Austrian Pilot in Wreath YMCA 1917, Christmas Greetings Poem Card Soldiers and Map Bitburg Germany New Year Chick at foot of country flag eggs 122nd Infantry Regiment cover USS Georgia Christmas Card A Merry Christmas with Warship and American Flag AEF Siberia Xmas Menu and Roster Christmas Creche Christmas card greeting card US Navy ensign Christmas Card 15th Engineers Santa Locomotive Mail Parisian Statue Strausburg July 4 Our New Year's Wish Soldier and Christmas lyric Soldier and Wreath Hearty Christmas Greeting US Army ordnance Ships in Convoy Christmas Greetings from France 1918 USS Chicago Sailor and Battleships Merry Christmas; Soldier and Girl Merry Christmas; American Airplane Flying in Snowstorm Snow Covered village Arch de Triump 1918 Statue of Liberty and French and American Flag Merry Christmas Card USS Chicago Statue of Liberty and French and American Flag Christmas Winter Scene; Somewhere in France Medallion and French and American Flags Snow Covered village Infantry Insignia and Crest 47th Infantry Regiment 79th Division, General Kuhn Greeting Insert 1st Infantry Division Soldier Giving Doll to Girl Girl Trying on Soldier's Hat Tank and Poetry U.S. Flag and Wreath 7th Engineers, Children with Santa Doll AEF Patriotic Christmas Card AEF Printed Greeting 79th Division; Christmas 1918 Flyer Old Man Winter in Uniform, Chasing Germans XMAS YMCA Church JWB Greeting Printed on French Postcard Statue of Liberty an Wreath of Flags AEF Crest and Eagle  - similar to others,  set? Tank xmas AEF Crest and Eagle Welcome Home Merry Christmas Large Christmas Card Paris Eiffel Tower AEF Eagle Victory Ambulance Farmers Wife Fkowers Tied in Germany Colors Soldiers and Campfire USS Great Northern Christmas Card Finish the Germans Christmas - 105th Machinge Gun Battalion Peace at Last 4th of July Christmas Tree American Seal of Victory Parisian Statue July 4 YMCA 1919, Watch on the Rhine (Decorated House) Soldier with Red Cross Package Rabbit Child with Christmas Gift Soldier Waving at Trench Soldier Romancing Girl Soldier Writing Christmas Tree Czech Legion Devil Capturing German Kaiser Angel and Calvary Officer Soldier and Child With Christmas Tree Soldier and Child with Christmas Gifts Soldier with Two Piglets Austrian Soldier with country flag eggs Soldiers Warming Up Wine or Cider Daddy Soldier and Two Children Le Mans Street Scene New Year Soldier Finish Johnny Salonika Soldier and Pig Man Dragging A Christmas Tree Two Couching Soldiers Calvary Officer Angel and Crucifix Easter Bunny with Colountry Flag Eggs Calvary Officer and Angel Soldier Writing Home German Soldiers with Christmas Tree in Trench Soldier on  Skis with Tree Field Artillery School, APO 779; Merry Christmas Soldiers around campfire Hand Painted French and American Flags Santa in Uniform with  Gifts Red Cross Two Cameos and Flags Soldier and Firecrackers 4th of July War Mothers of America (Maryland) Soldier Standing Watch on New Year's Eve Chicken on Austrian flag egg Mother and Child (Tucks) Mother's Day Soldier Writing by Candlelight Cannon Soldier and Shooting Star Soldier with Gifts for French Children Alliance Powers Adrift At Sea Angels, Santa, and Soldiers Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht; German Soldiers Singing with Christmas Tree in Trench Austrian Soldier Standing at Austrian Milepost Kneeling Soldiers Two rabbits on country flag eggs Weinachten 1917, German Soldiers, Christmas Tree, and Angel Czech Legion Christmas Card If we don't get over in time to greet you Greetings from Italy, 1918, British Trench Mortar Batteries German Red Cross, Delivering Parcels to Troops Soldier Silhouette 4th of July Chick on country flag eggs Chick on Country Flag eggs Czech Language Four Soldiers Card Woman and Cross in Shield Caroling Children Three soldiers encircling the globe Coblenz on the Rhine Greetings Sailor at Sea  Germany Soldier Writing Home Ornate Christmas Card with Holly Soldier Writing by Candle Light Soldiers Receivin Jan. 1st <essenger Bird One Cameo and Flags Fatherless Children of France; Child at Fireplace Chickens on Easel Tripod Austro-Hungarian Soldier and Child Soldier and Easter Angel Chickens on Easel Tripod Happy Christmas; Soldier and Flag Austrian Soldiers with Easter Animals Soldier New Years Toast Salvation Army, Christmas 1918; General Evangeline Booth Jewish Welcome to New Year Easter and Kids Army of the Black Sea British Three Soldiers and Decorated Eggs Footbridge Over Creek Christmas Card; First Brigade, Coast Artillery AEF Caroling Children White Night Poetry 'New Chivalry' (Poem), Camp MacArthur Maze of Country Flag Colored Eggs Rabbit on Austrian logo egg Church Steeple Rabbit at foot of country flag eggs Rabbit on Basket of Country Flag Eggs German POW Card Germany Flags Christmas Creche Scene Newspaper Boy Snowy Trees Germany Pentecost Greetings Three Soldiers Around Cooking Stove Chickens on Easel Tripod Soldier Dreaming of Girl Chickens on Easel Tripod Christmas Card West Point Greetings Austrian Crest, Flag and Christmas Tree Sweetheart Picture; A Happy Christmas Soldier and Home Scene Wounded Soldier and Flowers 11th Engineers Rembrances 1918

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