Don’t you love new beginnings? Nothing better than a fresh start, and a turn of the year is about as fresh as it gets. I found some treasures in my vintage postcard collection to help you celebrate the first new day of 2013.
The design, the holly leaves and berries, the horse-shoe for luck, and the words “Happy New Year” are all embossed. The original is a bit more yellow-golden, but I liked the coppery shade of the scan. It’s postmarked Dec. 27, 1907, from New Mexico, and was sent to Miss Annie Roberts of Blair Okla. I can’t read the signature, but the message is: “Dearest girl, I am going to answer your sweet note real soon & not do you like you did me. Hope you are having a good old time nowadays.”
Miss Jennie Bouman of Niantic PA received this card from her friend Mrs. Milton Gotshall of Boyertown PA on December 31, 1906. I love the girl with her little sailor suit, and the enthralled kitty with its merry red bow.
And finally, a card sent by “E.V.A” from Times Square NY on December 31, 1913, to his or her Benjamin in Wellsley Hills, Mass. On the back: “If you were only here I would wish you a very very happy New Year.”
And so to you the same, although you are not here in person, I thank you all for visiting my blog this past year, and wish you a very very Happy New Year, and an “unbroken chain of the good things that will make you happy”!