Wishing you a happy new year filling with delicious adventures – both sweet and savory.
Here are some some vintage New Year’s greetings from the turn of the last century for you to enjoy. Our penchant for all things French will be obvious, but there are several interesting cards in English as well. We were delighted to find so many images of lucky pigs – yes, it turns out they are more than just tasty! There were so many ways to express your best wishes during the golden age of the postcard.
The postcard was the text message of the early 20th century. To give you a sense of how prevalent it was, in 1907 over 577 million postcards were mailed, at a time when the US population was only 88 million. And the postal service delivered mail to homes several times a day! Often a postcard arriving in the morning would confirm the arrival time of a train that very evening.