Vintage Easter Postcards
The tradition to send Easter postcards to relatives and friends developed in the end of the 19th century. During the year 1898 were only a few cards sent but the amount of sent cards raised in the following years worldwide. Soon it was courteous to send Easter postcards .
In the beginnings monochrome as well as colored cards were printed. Most of the time in the center of the cards was an oversized egg. In the first years of the Easter postcards often a part of the front side was empty. This was the space for the greetings of the sender because the post-order only allowed the address and the stamp on the back side. Because of that the artistically precious illustrations were deformed. In 1905 the post in Austria and Germany separated the back side of the cards in two halves. The right half served as before for the address and the stamp and the other one was the new space for the message. 1906 this was officially allowed by the world-post-congress in Rome.