11 Odd Vintage New Year's Cards
By Kerry Wolfe
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"
May everyone start the new year as pampered as these cats.
2. "Fum's Up!"
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"
This 1907 card was decades ahead of the pig-spider partnership popularized in Charlotte's Web.
4. "Merry New Year Greetings"
The clowns look merry, the pig ... not so much.
5. "A Happy New Year to You"
This one looks like a toast to irresponsible parenting.
6. "Catching the Post"
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!)"
The pigs went full Kool-Aid Man on the poor girl.
8. "A Right Happy New Year"
There's nothing right about a kid hatching from an egg.
9. "Who Are You?"
Asking a person's identity is not a typical New Year's custom.
10. "A Happy New Year"
It's unclear how eerily human-like roosters playing soccer relates to New Year's.
11. "New Year Greetings"
Blooming children aren't something you'd find in an average garden.