One of the bestest (yes, that is too a word) was this 1949 Tuttle Christmas Paper Catalog.
I assumed it would be pictures of the wrapping paper. But, when I opened it, I was happy to find page after page of actual tissue paper, wrapping paper and gift sacks. I bet there's over 50 different patterns. I've refrained from taking a photo of each and every one. (It was HARD!)
There is often one design like this Santa paper.
And then it is in different color combinations.
Because it was after WWII, lots of the papers have a red, white and blue Americana theme to them.
I love this vintage Santa with balloons. Because nothing screams CHRISTMAS like a bunch of balloons.
Another red, white and blue variety.
The stars in the background are from another sheet of paper.
I love this red, white and blue Santa.
And, this happy caroling couple.
Poinsettias and candles.
Simple red and metallic stripes.
Sweet little cottages in the Christmas tree forest.
Love the font on the old papers.
Jingle Bells in red and black.
Jingle Bells in red and blue.
Peace on Earth with angels.
Red, white and blue with a POP of green.
I like these blue Poinsettias.
And a more Christmas-y color combination.
Elegant silver and green Poinsettias.
Love this bold holly paper.
This one stole my heart even though it's not the usual Santa's and bold graphics.
And, Merry Christmas to YOU!