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 200 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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Grouped by Country -- Grouped by Charity Organization -- Grouped by Holiday -- Grouped by Artist -- Grouped by Year

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AEF Siberia Gold Star Card 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 Camp Devens Hospital, Holiday Greeting Added Camp Dix Christmas Card; Soldier in Barracks 4th of July Parade American Red Cross Joyeaux  Noel; 145th Field Artillery Christmas Message AEF Siberia Marching Troops Reclining Soldiers and Xmas Tree Different Verse Base Hospital #15, AEF, Printed Greeting Czech Legion in Siberia Pig Sled Christmas Card with Joan of Arc and Abe Lincoln Joyeaux Noel and Bonnee Annee; US and French Flags KofC Christmas Greetings Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, Postcard Printed  Holiday Greetings Newspaper War Extra Feldweinacht; German Soldiers with Christmas Tree Soldier and Three Wise Men Austrian Soldier and Child AEF Siberia Trees 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 Christmas Overseas 1918; Soldiers Opening American Red Cross Gift Bag Two Soldiers on Rhine 4th of July Belgium July 4 Christmas Greetings with Union Jack and American Flag 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 Christmas Greetings -- Haig and Pershing Base Hospital #18 AEF Christmas Card JWB Hanukah Card Bells and Flags Noel 1917; Soldiers Looking at Bethlehem Star Army of the Black Sea Ottoman Santa Claus Calendar with Soldier and German Prisoners Prosperous New Year; Bitburg, Germany KofC AEF Card Christmas Card 15th Engineers AFG Government Eagle Our New Year's Wish Easter Lilys YMCA 1917, Christmas Greetings Poem Card Soldiers and Map USS Georgia Christmas Card A Merry Christmas with Warship and American Flag AEF Siberia Xmas Menu and Roster Christmas Creche Christmas Card 15th Engineers Santa Locomotive Mail Parisian Statue Strausburg July 4 Our New Year's Wish Soldier and Wreath Ships in Convoy Christmas Greetings from France 1918 Sailor and Battleships Merry Christmas; Soldier and Girl Merry Christmas; American Airplane Flying in Snowstorm Merry Christmas Card Christmas Winter Scene; Somewhere in France 79th Division, General Kuhn Greeting Insert 1st Infantry Division Soldier Giving Doll to Girl Girl Trying on Soldier's Hat 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 JWB Greeting Printed on French Postcard 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) Rabbit Soldier Writing Christmas Tree Czech Legion Devil Capturing German Kaiser New Year Soldier Finish Johnny Salonika Soldier and Pig Calvary Officer Angel and Crucifix Calvary Officer and Angel German Soldiers with Christmas Tree in Trench Soldier on  Skis with Tree Field Artillery School, APO 779; Merry Christmas Hand Painted French and American Flags Santa in Uniform with  Gifts Red Cross Soldier and Firecrackers 4th of July War Mothers of America (Maryland) 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 Kneeling Soldiers 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 Caroling Children Ornate Christmas Card with Holly Fatherless Children of France; Child at Fireplace Austro-Hungarian Soldier and Child Soldier and Easter Angel Happy Christmas; Soldier and Flag Soldier New Years Toast Salvation Army, Christmas 1918; General Evangeline Booth Easter and Kids Army of the Black Sea British Christmas Card; First Brigade, Coast Artillery AEF 'New Chivalry' (Poem), Camp MacArthur Church Steeple German POW Card Germany Flags Snowy Trees Sweetheart Picture; A Happy Christmas Soldier and Home Scene Rembrances 1918

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