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 that says “Merry Christmas,” shows Charles, Catherine, and daughter Lucia standing in a cartoon-like map of St. Louis, Missouri.