Friday, December 30, 2011

a blithe new year to thee

Happy almost New Year to you!  I love the new year. I'm not sure why. I'm not really one of those people to think of my life in terms of that was a good year or that was a bad year. I just love the idea of a fresh start and a new clean calendar ahead of me. I really like the quiet grey days of January. They're like white space and after the crowded Fall and Christmas time, the simpleness of January seems wonderful.

Anyway, I hope that you have a fantastic New Years. Here is a postcard from my collection from New Years 1912.


1912 pc back

And here is one that is so pretty and non-traditional with a lovely little poem on it. There's no marking on the back, so unsure of the year, but I am guessing it is from around the same time.


Today is Friday and that means Postcard Friendship Friday, so you can head over to the blog The Best Hearts are Crunchy and see a list of other blogs participating in postcard  posts today - as well as a great run down on New Years Eve traditions in other cultures.   Happy 2012!!


  1. I think the "Health and sweet content" message of the top card says it all, so I'll wish you that for the coming year.

  2. I'm in danger of getting hooked on New Year cards but there are none in ou local shops.
    Best wishes for 2012.

  3. Happy New Year! Nice collection of New Year's cards with wonderful verses. I must admit, I don't share your enthusiasm for the grey days of January.

  4. I never noticed New Year cards in the stores either. I wonder if they are still there but just overlooked by me.

  5. Very pretty cards, especially the water lily :-)

  6. Timeless and fine sentiments. Best wishes for 2012

  7. Beautiful cards. Is the second one also a Tuck's card?