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20 Cute and Creepy Vintage Halloween Cards

Erin McCarthy
A Happy Halloween, indeed.
A Happy Halloween, indeed. / Dave, Flickr // CC BY-ND 2.0
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Halloween cards of yore could be both delightful and weird, serving up tricks, treats, and puns in equal measure.

1. "My Night Out"

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2. "Hallowe'en Greetings"

Pieces of the Past, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

3. "Only Good Omens"

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4. "Is there a Heaven for pumpkinheads?"

Swallowtail Garden Seeds, Flickr // Public Domain

5. "Halloween Greetings"

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6. "A Halloween Greeting"

7. "Hallowe'en Joys"

8. "A Merry Halloween"

9. "Strange Sights Are Seen"

10. "Jack O'Lantern Is the King"

11. "A Dog-Goned Good Halloween"

12. "All Hallowe'en Greetings"

13. "A Jolly Hallowe'en"

14. "Halloween Don'ts"

15. "Hallowe'en"

16. "A Happy Hallowe'en"

17. "For Auld Lang Syne"

18. "Out for Mischief"

19. "The Hallowe'en Lantern"

20. "Hallowe'en Greetings"

A version of this story ran in 2013; it has been updated for 2021.

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