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Free Retro Santa Printables

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Today's free retro Santa printables are ready to add a bit of nostalgia to your holiday decor. I used mine in a unique way on my front door wreath, but it can be framed like a normal printable, as well. Download your copy below.

Retro Santa
Santa says "Season's Greetings" with a cheerful smile and rosy cheeks on this design. I just love the look of a classic retro Santa and was excited to put this design together...with him as the star of the show!

Today is also our monthly Thrifty Style Team day! We have a whole lot of festive (and thrifty) Christmas decor ideas to share with you. Check out all of the fun below.

Christmas Crafts
You can see all of our fun Thrifty Style Team ideas in the photo above. All of the links to my friends' festive projects can be found at the end of the post.

Retro Santa Printables

Santa Printables
And, even though I displayed my copy of this print on a wreath, it is certainly perfect for a traditional frame, as well (pictured above). This Santa design comes in the following sizes and formats:
  • 8x10" JPEG or PDF
  • 5x7" JPEG or PDF
    • The PDF in this size comes with two prints per page for less paper waste.
I did keep the background on all of the designs on this particular printable. When I removed it, Santa kind of felt like a floating head. So, the background stayed. I did lighten it a bit, so it shouldn't use up too terribly much of your ink.

Free Santa Printables
If you'd like to try to use it on a wreath, I gave the directions below. It makes my simple faux-boxwood wreath into a festive holiday one instantly.

Using Printables on a Wreath

Gold Frame
  • A quick search on Amazon led me to find a simple, round, gold frame that fit in the middle of a standard wreath perfectly (it's a 7" frame). Grab this same frame on Amazon for less than $10 here.
  • I printed the 8x10" PDF print onto white, letter-sized cardstock.
  • I used the glass (actually, it's plastic) from the frame as a template on my printable just tracing the circle on the middle of the print with a pencil (as pictured above).
  • Then, I cut out the design and popped it into the frame.

Boxwood Wreath Hack
  • I used standard floral wire and ran it through the little hook on the back of the frame.
  • Then I just wired the frame into the wreath. It was really easy and the frame hung perfectly.

Santa Wreath DIY
I added a fun and festive bow to the wreath, too. In all honesty, this wreath I snagged at Marshall's over ten years ago was the best purchase ever. It's just a plain faux-boxwood wreath...with nothing on it. But, I constantly add a ribbon to it here and there for a holiday and it works so well. If I only own one wreath for the rest of my life, this is the one!

While I've never again seen this same wreath at Marshall's, I did find this similar one here on Amazon.

Download Your Retro Santa Printables:

Vintage Christmas Printable

More Thrifty Christmas Ideas

Thrifty Style Team

As I mentioned earlier, today is the Christmas edition of our Thrifty Style Team series. All of my friends have some wonderful, festive projects to share, as well. Check them all out below:

DIY Vintage Christmas Wreath
Season's Greetings to you and yours!


  1. I love your retro Santa printable so much. You were very creative to think to use it in a frame to decorate a wreath for Christmas.

  2. We love retro and vintage Santa's too! This is absolutely adorable and such a creative way to display him. Merry Christmas, friend!

  3. I love your printables...they are always so cheerful and useful and this adorable vintage Santa is another perfect one. Have a very Merry Christmas sweet friend. xo

  4. Really cute! Love his rosy cheeks:) I especially love it on the green and white background. Downloaded and pinned!

  5. Kristi, your tutorials are always so easy to follow. I love how inexpensive this idea is. I'm pinning this for later!!

  6. Kristi, your retro Santa is adorable! The colors and graphics are so festive. And I love how you added to your wreath.

  7. I'm so into the retro Santas this Christmas! Really cute idea.