Aren't vintage postcards & greeting cards beautiful? I have several sets/collections of vintage greeting cards, complete with envelopes ... some with their original boxes ... that I bought many, many years ago in antique stores. They are all unused & in great condition. They've been ... anyone want to take a guess? ... in a moving box for who knows how many years. I'm sure they didn't cost much money back then, otherwise I would not have them. However, I stumbled upon a box of used cards at an antique mall 2 years ago & thought maybe I'd take them home with me. Nope. I don't remember how many there were but they all fit into a medium sized Ziploc bag , & if I remember correctly, the asking price was either $18 or $35!
I went rummaging around online to find an appropriate vintage postcard New Years greeting to give to all of you. I found several that I liked & then narrowed them down to 3. Of course the one above with the birds really appealed to me, but I wanted to convey some sort of message. This next one best expresses some of what I'd like to say.
In my search I came across this next card. Not a vintage card, by any means. Not even a New Years card per se, but it perfectly expresses a pretty darn good idea if you ask me ... an idea I resolve to follow every day of the year : )
Along with the sentiments in these 3 cards I've shared, my personal prayer is that the new year will be a better year for all of us than the one that is ending!!!
My Aunt Dorothy used to always say that whatever it is you do on New Years Eve, that's what you'd be doing all through the new year. I'm pretty sure she meant New Years Eve evening, thank goodness, because yesterday I came down with some kind of crud & I've had body aches, itchy eyes, coughing, a runny nose, & a sore throat ever since. I was tired as could be last night but I barely got any sleep. Today I have a new patient appointment with an endocrinologist in Louisville. As I crawled out of the recliner this morning (couldn't lie down in bed), I decided I'd stay home ... but I had to wait a long time for this appointment, & I'm feeling a wee bit better now, so hopefully he won't mind me showing up with a sore throat, an intermittent cough, a semi runny nose, & looking like crap. Tonight ... what I believe was what my aunt was referring to as New Years Eve ... if I'm still alive, I will be stitching. Therefore, if her old saying is true, I should be stitching away throughout 2013. Sounds good to me : )