Layla Morgan Wilde/ December 15, 2013/ Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays/ 23 comments

Time and fashions may change but one thing stays the same: cat love! I collect vintage ephemera and what I find remarkable is that cats from over a hundred years ago seem are timeless and modern as today. Our vintage cat Christmas card montage ranges from Victorian days to the 1950s. Until World War I  American used to say Happy Christmas instead of Merry Christmas but in the U.K. they still use happy Christmas. If cats had their way, they’d make everyone say, Merry Catmas.


vintage cat christmas cards

Today is National Cat Herder’s Day

Clip Art of a cowboy after a cat

Yahooo! We all have them and they seem to increase during the holiday season. Those impossible days when nothing goes our way and it feels like we’re herding cats. We all know how impossible that would be. December 15th is National Cat Herder’s Day created by the folks at Wellcat is a day to celebrate your grit and resolve for coping with frustrating days.

We’re happy to announce the winner of last week’s giveaway for a copy of the Catmas Carols is Cynthia Southern. Congratulations. Please look for an email from Cat Wisdom101 requesting your shipping address.

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  3. Cat Herder Day…I celebrate that 365!

  4. I never heard of Cat herder day it is true even with just me to get as I am training her more than she does me. Those cards are so cute and show that we cats are indeed timeless.

  5. Never heard of Cat Herder’s Day but I haven’t heard of a lot of good stuff. Love those vintage Christmas pictures. TW is going to have to look through the book of cards and postcards she inherited from Great Gramma to see if there are any cat cards.

  6. Congrats to Cynthia. I think the cats are herding me at my house. LOL. I love seeing the vintage cards through the years.

  7. Congratulations on winning the competition, Cynthia!

  8. Cat Herders Day! Mes needs to puts that one in my Calendar! Mes could has created a wonderful and exciting graphic….well, maybe next year.

  9. Concats to Cynthia!
    We all know that it is Mewey Catmus! Lord knows i’ve been herding cats both figuratively and literally these past few days MOL!
    We love the art!!! Cats never go out of style!!!!
    Meowy 9 days 5 hours and 51 minutes til CATMUS!!!!
    Loves Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig and Peanut and Romeo >^..^<

  10. That’s a very nice assortment of cat cards.
    I was very please to find out that you can endorse someone on linked in for “Herding Cats”!

    1. LOL I must check that out!

  11. I only have a handful on vintage post cards but I love them, your cat collection is wonderful!

  12. The cat in the boot is a cute card, but he doesn’t look particularly happy. I see Waffles has even managed to get into the last card.

  13. Love the photo of the vintage puss in boot! We’re celebrating National Cat Herder’s Day on our blog, too, since that activity is what our blog was named after.

  14. National Cat Herders Day? MO– — — USES! Peeps really do have a day for everythin’.


  15. Yep, every day is Catmas for us cats! 🙂

  16. WOW….cat-herding would be pretty much impawsible wouldn’t it? We do, after all, have our OWN ideas about where we should go and when. Herding wouldn’t work well around MY house!! Love all the old-timey pictures…..they’re GREAT!

    Happy Easy Sunday
    Holiday Hugs, Sammy (and Pam)

  17. We kitties know EVERY day is Catmas!

  18. Vintage or modern- we cats are the best! MOL!

    1. Yes, cats are timeless 🙂

  19. Well, then – Happy Christmas and Merry Christmas!

    Lovely lovely cat art work!

  20. I always love these vintage cat images.:)

  21. Well we had NO idea there was a National Cat Herder’s Day!
    It reminds us of our all-time favorite Super Bowl commercial though : )

    The vintage cards are adorable too.

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