Kind Thoughts

More vintage card loveliness! Last week I included a New Year’s postcard in my Christmas card post. Here’s another sweet card for your enjoyment.

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The front is heavily embossed vellum, with gold, blue and green tinting on the flowers, bell, leaves, horseshoe, anchor, book, and hands-entwined in hearts.

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Enlarged detail to show how it’s stitched together and has a bow tied with embroidery thread – and the “Good Luck” stamp. Inside: “A loving new Year Greeting” from J. Gosling to his Cousin Lizzie.

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And the printed message: “Gladness attend you the Season trough / All that is brightest belong to you! / Thoughts of the sweetest, and memories fair, / These be the gifts that your life may share”

Appetite whetted for more New Year cards?

My 2015 New Year’s vintage postcard post.

Two other wonderful vintage New Year’s postcards in this blog post.

Happy New Year!

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.

Vintage New Year postcardThe 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.”

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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.

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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”!