2016 has been a crazy year…so why not start off 2017 with some crazy vintage New Year’s postcards?! 😉
Holiday postcards were popular forms of greeting during the 1920s, and New Years was no exception. While Christmas has many cute ones, New Years allowed card makers to branch out more—plus feature lots and lots of booze! 😀
I’ve trolled the depths of CardCow.com to bring you the finest in vintage New Years cards from the early 1900s through the 1920s. Some are cute, some are funny, and some are…downright odd. No, really—there are lucky pigs, creepy children, and drunken shenanigans, and all sorts of stuff. Scroll down and check it out!
So, since this is also a cocktail blog, I figured we should start with…booze! Here are:
PRETTY LADIES DRINKING!
So now that we’re done with the ladies, we’re moving on to…pigs? I’m not sure why, but pig cards were a significant, and strange, part of my findings. Is there some folkloric reason for it? Maybe. They also have lots of shamrocks and gold coins, symbols of prosperity for the coming new year, I assume. If you know why there are so many, please let me know in the Comments. Otherwise, check out…
SOME (LUCKY?) PIGS:
The most popular motif of all, though, of course, was cute children, mostly with clocks. So many, many clocks!
And now things get really strange. Really, really strange…
THE WEIRD AND NOT SO WONDERFUL:
Well that was creepy. Let’s end this on a nicer note. Let’s bring on the…
CUTE ANIMALS!!! 😀
Hope you enjoyed these! 🙂 Want even more vintage postcards? Try this post about strange and creepy New Years cards, or this one about beautiful and funny cards.
On another note, 2016 has been a difficult year for many people, myself included. Here’s hoping 2017 will be better for all of us. Happy New Year, everyone! 😀