Neat Vintage New Year Post Cards - A Gallery

Neat Old Vintage New Years Post Card

A neat pre- 1917 post card, that says, "Happy Christmas and New Year!"  Very fun and festive.
A neat pre- 1917 post card, that says, "Happy Christmas and New Year!" Very fun and festive. | Source

Vintage Photos and Art in Postcards

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A photo of a cat on a bicycle from the 1870's.  So cute, and wishing the recipient a Happy New Year! A wonderful and colorful New Years postcard.Another photo of cats for a postcard wish!A frog and his champagne!Some of these vintage cards have the specific years on them.  A lovely little angel, holding her champagne!
A photo of a cat on a bicycle from the 1870's.  So cute, and wishing the recipient a Happy New Year!
A photo of a cat on a bicycle from the 1870's. So cute, and wishing the recipient a Happy New Year! | Source
A wonderful and colorful New Years postcard.
A wonderful and colorful New Years postcard. | Source
Another photo of cats for a postcard wish!
Another photo of cats for a postcard wish! | Source
A frog and his champagne!
A frog and his champagne! | Source
Some of these vintage cards have the specific years on them.
Some of these vintage cards have the specific years on them. | Source
A lovely little angel, holding her champagne!
A lovely little angel, holding her champagne! | Source

Cool Vintage Post Cards

I have seen some neat collections of vintage post cards over the years. From reproductions for purchase, to simple pictures that people have shared from their collections, etc. Here I am sharing a collection of images I have found that are in the public domain, that have to do with ringing in the New Year. Many of them simply say, "Happy New Year!" Some say a variation of that, and some are in other languages. It's a simple sentiment that has been sent to many year after year.

As we celebrate yet another New Year, I thought it would be a neat time to share some of these images with others as well, and not just enjoy them alone! Sometimes, crafters or artists like to see vintage images like these from the old postcards of the past. They can be a fun springboard for new crafting ideas, or making your own cards.

I think these vintage cards are a great snapshot into history. If you are like me, you will notice that they often have a very neat "feel" to them, something almost consistent at times. I even love the fonts, the colors and their saturation, and the simple classic designs. Many are cute, many are lovely. I wonder what you think of them!

I will share many postcard photos here with you. Under each will have a little more information about it, or links to where you can find more information about them. I hope you like many of them as I do.

Several Neat Vintage Postcards

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Charles R. Knight, from 1920.  I really like this one, it is so unique and fun!   A simple with "Happy New Year!"This one is a fun and lighthearted postcard, welcoming the New Year!  A "Happy Hooligan", from 1906.A Happy New Year, with frogs bowling!  I thought this was too cute, and funny too.  They are using mushrooms for pins.  This is from 1908.This one is a very peculiar card indeed!  It has a 1910 year date, is from, and shows an old man and kid, with a scythe, and something representing an hourglass is suggested.  Not your everyday greeting!  From Germany, and is embossed."A Happy New Year to You!"  From the early 1900's. Another really unique card!
Charles R. Knight, from 1920.  I really like this one, it is so unique and fun!   A simple with "Happy New Year!"
Charles R. Knight, from 1920. I really like this one, it is so unique and fun! A simple with "Happy New Year!"
This one is a fun and lighthearted postcard, welcoming the New Year!  A "Happy Hooligan", from 1906.
This one is a fun and lighthearted postcard, welcoming the New Year! A "Happy Hooligan", from 1906. | Source
A Happy New Year, with frogs bowling!  I thought this was too cute, and funny too.  They are using mushrooms for pins.  This is from 1908.
A Happy New Year, with frogs bowling! I thought this was too cute, and funny too. They are using mushrooms for pins. This is from 1908. | Source
This one is a very peculiar card indeed!  It has a 1910 year date, is from, and shows an old man and kid, with a scythe, and something representing an hourglass is suggested.  Not your everyday greeting!  From Germany, and is embossed.
This one is a very peculiar card indeed! It has a 1910 year date, is from, and shows an old man and kid, with a scythe, and something representing an hourglass is suggested. Not your everyday greeting! From Germany, and is embossed. | Source
"A Happy New Year to You!"  From the early 1900's. Another really unique card!
"A Happy New Year to You!" From the early 1900s. Another really unique card! | Source

Happy New Year - Russian Jews gazing across European Shores


This particular post card above, really caught my attention. It depicts some Russian Jews with bags i hand, as they look across the ocean toward America. It shows their relatives that are already in America. There is an American Eagle that is holding a banner, showing a reference to Psalm 17:8, "Shelter us in the shadow of Your wings." I thought this was quite incredible! It really is sending a powerful message that perhaps many have felt over the years and may continue to now to this day. A very historical piece! This postcard is beckoning them, welcoming them to their new home, through the outstretched arms of the relatives already there. I really loved the message. Created between 1900 and 1920, and is a lithograph postcard. What a neat way to with someone a Happy New Year, and a happy new life!

Russian Jewish Immigrants Heading for America

See description above for more details on this very neat postcard!
See description above for more details on this very neat postcard! | Source

Christmas and New Years Greetings Combined

It almost goes without saying, that we will wish people a Happy New Year, in even a Christmas greeting card. With one holiday following so close behind another, it is normal to see the same observance of vintage postcards from the past here. Below is an example of a couple of these, where we see the "Merry Christmas and Happy New wishes combined, in a vintage post card.

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This is an amazing post card, with several different Christmas and festive scenes portrayed.  The one in the middle is the birth of Jesus it looks like. From a wood engraving in 1859.  A really in depth piece of art.This is a Christmas and New Years card from Mount Abundance Station, around 1898. Mount Abundance Station was settled in 1847 and is nearthe Roma area of Queensland, Australia. So interesting and historical!
This is an amazing post card, with several different Christmas and festive scenes portrayed.  The one in the middle is the birth of Jesus it looks like. From a wood engraving in 1859.  A really in depth piece of art.
This is an amazing post card, with several different Christmas and festive scenes portrayed. The one in the middle is the birth of Jesus it looks like. From a wood engraving in 1859. A really in depth piece of art. | Source
This is a Christmas and New Years card from Mount Abundance Station, around 1898. Mount Abundance Station was settled in 1847 and is nearthe Roma area of Queensland, Australia. So interesting and historical!
This is a Christmas and New Years card from Mount Abundance Station, around 1898. Mount Abundance Station was settled in 1847 and is nearthe Roma area of Queensland, Australia. So interesting and historical! | Source

There are several postcards represented here in this hub, but to not slow the loading for anyone's computer, I have taken advantage of the thumbnails. To view all of the different postcards, simply click on one of the larger images, and scroll or arrow through the images until you see them all. Some are so unique and different, that it is worth viewing them once I think! Hopeful, fun, and some cute images to help start off a new year right! To my understanding at the time of publishing, all of these are in the public domain, so are free to use. However, it doesn't hurt to go to the linked site under the image, and make sure this is still the case.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Hope filled New Year this year!

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Phyllis Doyle 21 months ago from High desert of Nevada.

Happy New Year, Paula. I absolutely love this hub. Vintage postcards and cards are a real delight for me to view. I was going to say, "I love the one with the Russians" or "I love the one with the babies playing in the tub of (champagne? LOL), or, etc... but I love them all. They are unique and beautiful.

I would like to collect such postcards and make a framed collage of them.

Voted Up, across and H+


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Phyllis, and Happy New Year to you also! It makes me so happy that you like this hub, and that find cards a delight to view. I am the same way with cards and postcards. As for picking a favorite, not sure that I could, because like you said, they are so unique and beautiful. The collage idea sounds so neat too, love that! Thank you for your visit and votes.


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Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

Hi Paula, these are great aren't they? I have a few world war 1 postcards that are birthday cards, not New years, but they are amazing too, nell


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Nell, I do think they are great, and bet your World War 1 birthday cards are really neat. Thanks for your visit and comment, and Happy New Year to you!


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BlossomSB 21 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Vintage postcards are such fun. I love looking through my Grandma's postcard album. Thanks for the reminder.


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Blossom, I think they are fun too! How wonderful that you have an album that your Grandmother put some into. I bet they are just wonderful! Happy New Year.


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aesta1 21 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Love the post cards you have here. They bring memories and are of value.


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Pawpawwrites 21 months ago from Kansas

I enjoy looking at vintage postcards. I have a small collection of my own.


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Aesta, thank you for your visit and comment here. I am so glad you liked the postcards! Happy New Year.


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oceansnsunsets 21 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Jim, I am so glad you like looking at vintage postcards also. How great that you have your own collection, as I think they are wonderful. You just don't see them like this anymore. Happy New Year!


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Easy Exercise 18 months ago from United States

Oceansunsets,

These are delightful!

I recently purchased some old publicity photographs from eBay for my basement.

I was considering the post cards but was uncertain until I came across this post.

If I might suggest an eBay capsule might encourage others to more closely consider these for casual (and inexpensive) decorations.

Kelly Kline Burnett - Easy Exercise


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oceansnsunsets 18 months ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Kelly, I am glad you liked this! That sounds like a neat idea, by the way, for your basement. I will consider looking into doing Ebay capsules again too. That is a good idea. I stopped using them, because I never had any luck with that program. Anyway, now that you mention it, they would make such great decorations! Thank you for your comment.

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