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11 Odd Vintage New Year's Cards

Kerry Wolfe
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Forget images of glittery champagne bottles and fireworks bursting over snow-covered cities. From dancing pigs to unnerving children, these vintage cards allow for a more unusual way to ring in the new year.

1. "Kitty's Little Love Affair"

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May everyone start the new year as pampered as these cats.

2. "Fum's Up!"

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If this were an actual doll, there's a good chance it would show up on the haunted doll market.

3. "Good Luck Through the New Year"

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This 1907 card was decades ahead of the pig-spider partnership popularized in Charlotte's Web.

4. "Merry New Year Greetings"

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The clowns look merry, the pig ... not so much.

5. "A Happy New Year to You"

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This one looks like a toast to irresponsible parenting.

6. "Catching the Post"

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Getting thrown from a horse and crashing head-first into a wooden post would not make for a good start to the year.

7. "Bonne Année! (Happy New Year!)"

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The pigs went full Kool-Aid Man on the poor girl.

8. "A Right Happy New Year"

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There's nothing right about a kid hatching from an egg.

9. "Who Are You?"

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Asking a person's identity is not a typical New Year's custom.

10. "A Happy New Year"

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It's unclear how eerily human-like roosters playing soccer relates to New Year's.

11. "New Year Greetings"

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Blooming children aren't something you'd find in an average garden.

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