The last new year item until we get to the end of the year. Today, a look at some vintage new year cards . . .
German card, year unknown. The words mean Happy New Year.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what it means. New Year moons were common in cards, witness some of the following . . .
They obviously see the new year in differently in Estonia.
. . . and in Germany.
What is this thing about pigs and new year?
This looks like a horror story . . .
Arriving? Leaving? Make up your own story.
Health luck and cheer to you
Lots of folk dear to you
All the year through
And hopefully a warm spot inside the house.
Children riding bats??
Happy New Year, may little devils torment you.
More pigs, this time intoxicated.
Is this a potato with boots and umbrella??
Even back in 1890, how could this have been thought of as appropriate for a new year wish??