The New Year is Now

January 1, 2015 · Collections ·

As with most people, I suspect, finding time to take stock of the past year is always problematic during the holidays. Good times, bad times; things that worked, things that flopped; friends made and friends departed: it’s just a potpourri of life events.

Historically, people have taken to wishing others a better coming year than the one trailing in their wake. Such sentiment found visual expression in America in the form of greeting cards, particularly in the decades after the Civil War. While many cards offer both Christmas and New Years greetings, there are also cards that strictly address the New Year approaching.

To our readers on this, New Years Day 2015, I offer a selection of New Years cards from the CHS ephemera collection, along with my sincerest wishes for a peaceful 2015.


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