Violets & Lily of the Valley

What better flowers to herald springtime and celebrate Easter with the violets and lily of the valley. Their tiny blossoms are delicate and the lilies have a heavenly scent.

This postcard was published by Hermann Wolff in Germany. Wolff ran one of the biggest postcard companies in the world at that time. The work of both American and European artists appeared on his cards. This one is dated by the National Library of Norway as having been issued around 1920. They have also identified it as being in the public domain.

The card features a bouquet of purple violets and lily of the valley flowers in a pretty white pot. Some green leaves and pussy willows fill out the bouquet. Resting on the table in front of the flowers are four white eggs. The original version of this vintage Easter greeting did not include the golden frame. But, it did include a Norwegian Easter greeting. I’ll leave it to you to decide if you would like to replace the greeting with one of your own.

violets and lily of the valley for Easter

This image, when printed, covers an entire page. But, it’s a little too big to display fully here. Not to worry, just click on the violets and lily of the valley drawing above to access it.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.