Vintage New Year Post Cards

Can you believe that it’s the last day of 2011?  The older I get, the faster time seems pass by.

Our house is in the terrible transition of putting away Christmas.  Cleaning up makes a terrible mess!  Even with a mess in just about every room of the house,  I had to pull out my vintage New Year cards to share for the beginning of 2012.

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The cards belonged to various great-great aunts, mostly Willie.  I don’t have a picture of Willie, but I’ll share one of two of her sisters, Fannie and Lulie.  I took this picture of a picture at my aunt’s house the other day.  It’s too bad that the glass gave such a glare.  Fannie is on the left and Lulie is on the right.  Fannie raised my grandmother and was a milliner.  I think my grandmother looked a lot like Lulie.
Willye and Fannye

I hope you have a wonderful new year.  To be honest, I’m glad to see this year go.  I haven’t been a very happy person this year, mostly due to my back problems and not being able to do the things I like to do.   I start a new treatment next Thursday and am very hopeful that 2012 will be the year that I finally get back to normal!

I wish the best for each of you for 2012!

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  1. So – – – I guess folks in the early 1900’s didn’t have ENOUGH to do sending out Christmas cards, they had to send out New Year’s cards too???

    I often wonder why time seems to go soooo much faster now that I’m getting older – – – I have no clue why, but I DID hear some scientists on NPR one day TRYING to explain it, so I guess you and I aren’t the ONLY TWO to wonder about it.

  2. Your cards are fantastic. I love them. Such a lost tradition. I hope your new year is full of blessings and most of all good health. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love your vintage postcards. 1907? I love that they are actually a part of your family hisory.

    Your aunts are so pretty. Their dresses and her hat are gorgeous!!

    I hope your 2012 is better. Hope they new treatment goes well. I’m sure you’ll be back to running and playing tennis in no time! Have a great New Year’s Eve!!

  4. I adore the vintage cards. I get a thrill looking at every detail and am amazed that the sentiments back then are just the same in this day and age. Happy New Year to you and pray that 2012 is healthy one for you.

  5. Lovely cards! I love the Spanish Senorita one! How great that they kept them and that you have them and shared them with us.

    I hope too that this next year is better for you and that your new treatment helps. I know how awful it is to have any sort of back problems.

    In the last couple of days I’ve developed a horrible case of pleurisy and I’m in so much pain! There go my plans for New Years Eve! It was all I could do just to take a shower this morning. This does not bode well for 2012 πŸ™

    But it will be here none the less. Happy New Year Paula, I enjoyed your posts this past year!

  6. Love the graphics on your old vintage postcards! (I am also loving your little wire frogs that you have used to display them !AwEsOmE!!!!)

    Thanks so much for finding my blog so now I can follow you too!

    Happy New Year!


  7. Love your New Years post card collection and the wonderful photos of your great aunts. I had a great aunt Willie, too. That must have been a popular name, or perhaps they were named after someone in the family named William. Hope you have a great New Year!

  8. Enjoyed seeing your vintage cards. Great collection and really special that they are from your family members. Clever to use the vintage flower frogs to hold them. Those are a nifty collection on their own.
    Happy New Year! I hope 2012 brings you relief from your back pain. ~ Sarah

  9. Hi Paula, your cards are just wonderful.

    Hope your New Year is filled with blessings and good health.

    Hugs, Barb

  10. Paula, Happy New Year to you too! I have been praying for you to be feeling better soon and back to your active life. I have recently started exercising and I know it really does feel fantastic, and I am so hoping you’ll get that back!

    Your postcards are really neat, but even better because they are part of your family history.

  11. Paula your vintage post cards are a great collection and history. I wanted to wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽ†

  12. What a wonderful collection of Postcards!
    Now that we get so many emails, I think postcards and letters will be more treasured than they ever were before.
    Definitely, a lost art to explore!

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