Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year!

Greetings, Dear One!

I saw this pretty, vintage New Year's Day card on Facebook this morning and it, once again, reminded me of my dear Grandma Maudie and her love of such things.

Grandma saved every postcard she ever received (hundreds of them) and I am fortunate enough to have inherited that collection when my dad passed away. 

I went through the box this afternoon and selected a couple of New Year's Day cards to share with you here. Both cards are well over 100 years old.

The first one is of a lovely winter scene clearly dated 1910 on the front. There is no stamp or postmark on the back, so it must have been hand delivered. My guess is, that the card was delivered to my grandmother in February of that year, because there is a message written on the back in a fine hand that simply says, "Will you be my Valentine." It is signed by a Ruth Kilmer. I do not recognize the name.

The second card is scenic with a wish for the New Year on the front. It says...

A Happy New Year to You
And may each day of it wield new Riches of 
Love and Peace and Plenty

There is a cancelled stamp on the back with a postmark dated January 2, 1912. It is addressed to my grandmother, Mrs. Wiley Brown, Moundridge, Kansas. The writer is my grandmother's girlhood friend, Fannie Sullivan. Fannie's greeting is brief...

Jan 1-1912 

Hello! How are you. I am fine. Enjoying this handsome weather. It is just as cold as it can be here. Will close. Wishing you a Happy New Year. 

Your Friend, Fannie Sullivan 

Ans [Answer] soon!

From my grandmother's postcards we can see that, though the years (centuries!) may come and go, well wishes from dear friends for a Happy New Year can, and do, withstand the test of time.

Blessings to you and yours and Happy 2022!

Until next time...

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  1. Happy New Year! It is sad how sending postcards (or letters) isn't really done anymore. These vintage cards are neat! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! Happy New Year to you! I agree! Handwritten correspondence is becoming a thing of the past...a lost art really...and it is so sad. I treasure the postcards that my grandmother saved and tend to save anything that I receive, as well. Have a great day and a wonderful week ahead! <3


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