Vintage Christmas Paper Dolls – Betty Bonnet’s Christmas Party

Today I’m sharing a treasured item from my personal antique ephemera collection: Betty Bonnet’s Christmas Party! These vintage Christmas paper dolls were illustrated by Sheila Young and originally published in the Ladies Home Journal magazines in 1916 through 1917. These magazines were very large by today’s standards (almost 11″ x 17″!). Monthly issues were mostly filled with short stories, advertisements, sewing patterns for women and children, and every month there was a kids activity – often paper dolls. It’s usually difficult to find older issues with these activity pages included, because most children took them out of the magazine to cut up and use back at the time they were delivered.

You might also like our printable advent calendar, too!

Please print the other free Betty Bonnet paper dolls we have while you are here!

Vintage Christmas Paper Dolls

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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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