Christmas Cards by Charles Eames


Throughout the years, Charles Eames created many Christmas cards for his loved-ones. He made the sampling shown here between 1927 and 1931. Many of them were lithographs with a touch of hand coloring, and they featured everything from churches and dogs to inviting-looking homes.

Charles made a festive reindeer for his mother, Celine, in 1929, and a beautiful rectory flanked by old trees for his sister Adele and brother-and-law Vincent. The card with a wreathed-door was for Fred and Lucia Woermann, the parents of Charles’s first wife, while the one from 1931 one that says “Merry Christmas,” shows Charles, Catherine, and daughter Lucia standing in a cartoon-like map of St. Louis, Missouri.