this post about the Bard Graduate Center's fall exhibition, American Christmas Cards 1900-1960, on view through December 31, 2011 in the Focus Gallery, I'm highlighting a few contemporary examples from museums around the world. Shown above, Tate offers artist Nigel Peake's Robin.
And here, Tate's own Miguel Cunha created a stylized gold holiday scene that can be cut-out to stand up on its own.
Mar Mar Co, based in Cheshire Street, London, designed the crisp, graphic Love Giving card specifically for Tate.
The Courtauld Gallery sells Branch of Holly circa 1430-40, from the workshop of Rogier Van De Weyden.
In case you missed it the first time, here's the V & A's square card, Reindeer Embroidery, a detail of the 17th-century Abigail Pett Bed Hanging embroidered in crewel wool on a linen and cotton ground.
de Young, I like the Pheasant on a Snowy Bank set.
these cards are exclusive to LACMA and offered in conjunction with California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way."
LACMA's boxed lace cards aren't holiday-specific, but they caught my eye. The four designs are drawn from a shawl in the Museum’s Costume & Textile Department collections.
Haven't forgotten Hanukkah, but so far the most beautiful card I've spotted wasn't at a museum gift shop. Above, some goodies from the Asian that I had to sneak in.