In the late 1890s, some 50 years after Christmas cards gained popularity, Easter cards and postcards started attracting attention with their themes of rebirth, chickens, eggs, rabbits, children, birds, flowers and religious subjects. Victorian-era postcards often feature newly hatched chicks, children and women dressed in Easter Sunday finery. The heyday of lithographed and colorful Easter postcards in the United States was from about 1910 to 1920. Easter collectibles can still be found for good prices at flea markets and garage sales. Also look for candy containers, decorated ceramic or papier-mâché eggs and figurines.
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