Sending Mum some vintage love

Did you know? The tradition of giving gifts to mothers on Mother’s Day in Australia was started by Mrs Janet Heyden, a resident of Leichhardt, Sydney, in 1924. She began the tradition during a visit to a patient at the Newington State Home for Women, where she met many lonely and forgotten mothers.

Tfree-vintage-mothers-day-cardo cheer them up, she rounded up support from local school children and businesses to donate and bring gifts to the women. Every year thereafter, Mrs Heyden raised increasing support for the project from local businesses and even the local Mayor. [souce: Wikepedia]

And now the day has become a tradition for families to celebrate every year, on the second Sunday in May.

This Mother’s Day (May 12), you can show your Mum just how much you love her with something a little bit different and personal – a gorgeous, printable vintage card from the lovely folk at and Over the past several years, the owners have turned their passion for vintage art into specialised online businesses and have amassed an enormous collection – and here they share their vintage Mother’s Day cards.

Scroll down below the thumbnail images to read Instructions for Downloading. Please be sure to read the Rules of the Road (below), and then enjoy sharing these special pieces of history with the ‘Mums’ in your life…

Instructions for Downloading the Vintage Mother’s Day Cards

1.Please read the Rules of the Road terms of use before downloading any of the art. Please respect and abide by these rules.

2. Choose a thumbnail of any of the Mother’s Day cards. When you click on one of the images, it will appear larger.

3. If you have a PC, just right-click and save the final version of the artwork to your hard drive. If you’re a Mac user, control-click the image until you get a pop-up menu that will give you an option to save the file on your hard drive. Then you can print and make a personalised card, or email the picture to your Mum!

The images above are from
You can find more fabulous vintage cards and artwork on and




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