Ok, I know I said (over on my blog) that I wouldn't put up any vintage Easter here till the day before the actual holiday...but I lied! Because who can resist the power of the Easter Witch? Not me, that's for sure. So here's a lovely lady for you on this Palm Sunday.
We live in an age of wonders; at least, it's wonderful for those of us who like the Dark Side of holidays. Not only is there a devil at Christmas, there's a witch at Easter! The Krampus is getting pretty popular these days, in large part because of Monte Beauchamp's book; hopefully he'll do something on the Easter Witch too, because I didn't find a whole lot about her. Apparently she is well known in Scandinavia, where little kids do something suspiciously along the lines of "trick or treating" in the springtime.
Other little known Dark Sides of the Pastel Holiday:
And a frightening Military influence.
Don't forget Anti-Rabbit Sentiments...
and that favorite pastime of all "bad kids", Smoking!
For more bizarre vintage postcards (including another, more standardly "witchy" Easter witch), visit Penny Postcards.