Halloween Greeting Cards – Free Printable Postcards for You


Do you really need to send Halloween greeting cards to your family (don’t forget the kids), lovers, friends and colleagues?
Of course you don’t. But it’s great fun as well as a nice chance to get back in touch with the people in your life, so you may want to, anyway.

And if you use free printable cards like the ones found on this website (freeprintable-cards.com) you can do it for next to nothing. The free printable Halloween cards on this page (as well as the ones on the page www.freeprintable-cards.com/halloween-cards) are there for your viewing pleasure as well as for your printing pleasure.


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They’re all very high quality printable postcards (300 dpi) in the original size (usually 9 x 14 cm – 3.5 x 5.5 inches) so when you press ‘print’ they will come out nicely on your color printer, as opposed to the free printable greeting cards you may find on many other websites.

If you use some thicker-than-usual paper of good quality (photo printing paper will do nicely) you’ll be making Halloween cards a.k.a. DIY postcards (do-it-yourself cards) in no time.

And now, without further ado, we present you with the first set of free printable Halloween greeting cards (more will follow further down the page):


Halloween greeting cards - witches golden dance for bachelors


Halloween greeting cards - vintage - Jack-o-lantern is king - woman, mirror, candles


Halloween greeting cards - Masks and a lady with a candle


Most of what you’ll find on this page will be vintage Halloween postcards. That’s simply because Victorian postcards are so much cooler than most modern printable postcards.

In the realm of vintage greeting cards to print you can get cute Halloween cards, funny Halloween cards and all round exquisite, charming and beautiful Halloween greeting cards. Spooky, creepy and chilling greeting cards, too, if you like. Whatever you prefer, odds are that it exists somewhere among the vintage Halloween cards of the world.

In other words, there’s no lack of greeting card ideas for your personalized holiday cards, or, as it were, your almost homemade Halloween cards.

Next, lets have some more free printable Halloween greeting cards. This is the second set we’d like to present you with (more will follow further down the page):


Halloween greeting cards - witch in green garb with a broom and a poem


Halloween greeting postcards - vintage and funny - 3 boys, scarecrow, moon, witch

 Halloween postcards - Dressed up woman and a smoking pumpkin and a black cat


What is Halloween?

The word Halloween is a contraction of All Hallows’ Eve (Evening). Halloween’s Day is always on the 31st of October, and it is a day where ‘the veil’ between worlds (as in the world of the living versus the world of the dead) is supposed to be thinner than usual.

You’re supposed to be more apt to see ghosts (and the souls of the dearly departed) on this day, and some good folks actually spending the day – and most particularly the night – at haunted locations in an attempt to do so. Others want to avoid seeing ghosts, and that is actually part of the reason why people dress up in intimidating costumes – to ward off ghosts, demons and evil spirits.

In Spain, Latin America, and Mexico they celebrate Hallowmass, and the third day of that is the most important one – it’s called All Soul’s Day – a.k.a. Halloween, the 31st October.

But the traditions of dressing up in frightening or funny costumes, apple bobbing, having parades, dancing, having masquerades and rave parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, playing pranks – as well as visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching funny or frightening films on this day existed (and exists!) in other cultures and countries around the world as well.

In some countries it is considered a harvest festival, and in Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, Wales and the Scottish Highlands there’s a very old tradition called Samhain (“summer’s end”), which has been considered of great importance for ages. This, like Halloween, includes a thinning of the veil between worlds, which means that spirits and fairies and such can visit our world (and probably vice versa).

The kids on Halloween play games (like apple bobbing) and, more importantly, there’s “guising” or trick-or-treating where they dress up in costumes and go from door to door and collect sweets and candy. The “Trick or treat?” statement the kids make is actually a (mostly empty) threat to do pranks (play tricks) if they don’t get sweets (treats). This tradition goes all the way back to Shakespeare’s time, because it is mentioned in his play ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ from 1593.

Anyways, now you know why witches (and their ‘familiars’ the black cats), jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, devils, fairies and the like are among the most favored motifs on both commercial Halloween postcards and free printable Halloween cards like these:

Halloween greeting cards - Betty Grable spooked with magazine and pumpkin head


Halloween cards - Boy with a pumpkin, text: Pranks


Halloween greeting cards - Ghost on a path; flying witch silhouette against moon


Messages for Your Halloween Postcards

Okay, so you’ve found and printed your favorite printable Halloween cards … now the question becomes: what to write on those wonderful, more or less personalized greeting cards? (As well as on your Halloween invitations – put time, place, RSVP, etc. on the back of a one of the free printable cards you can find here, and you’ve got yourself some free printable Halloween invitations).

Well, first off you should certainly use words like these: haunted, eerie, spine-chilling, uncanny, hair-raising, creepy, petrifying, terrifying, scary, spooky, shocking, startling, bloodcurdling, monsters, zombies, werewolves, mummies, Frankenstein, vampires, witches, ghosts, goblins, faeries, scarecrows, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, graveyards, skeletons, black cats, owls, bats, the moon, dark clouds, October, Grim Reaper, costume, trick or treat.

Here comes some more Halloween cards. Click the picture, and see the card in the right size. These cards are printable in 200 dpi, size approx 9 x 13 cm.

small-art-nouveau-halloween-post-card-pumpkin-man    small-art-nouveau-halloween-post-card-samuel-l-schmucker    small-art-nouveau-halloween-post-card-apple-in-water

Starting with the headline, here are some crazy, funny Halloween card messages you can use to start off your Halloween greeting cards and/or your free printable Halloween invitations …

Crazy, Funny Halloween Card Messages and Headlines

– Zombie Attack Imminent: Do You Really Need that Unused Brain of Yours?
– The City Isn’t Properly Prepared for a Full-Scale Zombie Attack! Are You?
– Come Visit Our Witches’ Coven and Be Spellbound!
– The Ghosts Are Dancing this Halloween – Come BOOOgie!
– Werewolves Say: Come Yowl, Bay and Bawl with Us – Happy Howloween!
– Our Parties Don’t Suck, but Our Vampires Do!
– We Bet You Are Dying to Have a Killer Day this Halloween!
– Come Meet the Skeletons and Get Your Funny Bone Tickled!

And here are a few more normal sentences and funny Halloween greetings you can use in your Halloween messages …


Normal and Funny Halloween Greetings

– Happy Halloween from your fiend.
– It’s Halloween again, so I send greetings to a friend.
– Dark clouds gather, the graveyard shift begins soon, so come owl at the moon, you crazy old bat.
– Wishing you a fine fall season. Stay warm and cozy.
– Witching you a Horribly Happy Halloween
– When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!
– Have a boo-tiful Halloween and a fang-tastic night!
– Halloween is for kids of all ages: So dress up and act up!
– A hideous, horrendous, horrific and horrifying Halloween to you!
– Happy Halloween! Wishing you all the thrills and chills of a good old-fashioned Halloween!
– Gory, ghastly, ghostly greetings!
– Happy Halloween – Sending you a harvest of good wishes!
– You’re the Sweetest Pumpkin!
– Who’s your mummy? Chill, you scary old spook!


Halloween postcard - Ghost in the dark, carrying a pumpkin


Halloween Quotes and Halloween Quotations

A few folks have said some pretty potent things about All Hallows ‘Eve, and you can use those Halloween quotations and poems to put on your Halloween greeting cards as well, if you want.

Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting; Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~ Halloween Quotes by Edgar Allen Poe ~

I don’t know that there are real ghosts and goblins, but there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids.
~ Robert Brault ~

There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.
~ Joseph Conrad ~

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.
~ George Carlin ~

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold.
~ Judith Olney ~

Cool Halloween greeting cards - Cat and mouse


Halloween Poetry and Halloween Poems

You wouldn’t believe
On All Hallow Eve
What lots of fun we can make,
With apples to bob,
And nuts on the hob,
And a ring-and-thimble cake.

~ Halloween Poems by Carolyn Wells ~

The witches fly
Across the sky,
The owls go, ‘Who? Who? Who?’
The black cats yowl
And green ghosts howl,
‘Scary Halloween to you!

~ Halloween Poem by an Unknown Author ~

Hark! Hark to the wind! ‘Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away-
The dead, forgotten this many a day!

~ Halloween Poetry by Virna Sheard ~

Men say that in this midnight hour,
The disembodied have power
To wander as it liketh them,
By wizard oak and fairy stream.

~ Halloween Poem by William Motherwell ~

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!

~ Dexter Kozen ~

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below.

~ Theodosia Garrison ~

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
its near Halloween.

~ Halloween Poems by an Unknown Author ~

On Hallowe’en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
And if somethin’ scares you and you want to run
Just let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.

~ Halloween Poems by an Unknown Author ~

And finally, let’s have some more free printable Halloween greeting cards:


Halloween greeting cards - a merry corn cob scarecrow with a pipe


Halloween greeting cards - a pumpkin loving couple embrace in a black night with stars and a cat

Halloween greeting cards - Smiling boy with jack-o-lantern

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