In this day and age of e-cards, Facebook and Twitter, the elegance of the handwritten word and card is often forgotten. This century old New Year’s greeting postcard reminds me of the pleasure of receiving notes by post, the thrill of recognizing familiar handwriting and a short personal message. This card was sent from Superior, Wisconsin, USA to Berlin, ON. The 31 December 1913 postmark lets us know that it was received just in time for New Years.
The reverse of the postcard is rotated below for easier reading:
The card reads: Many thanks for the Xmas [gift]. We are all well. Love to all from all. Yours Lizzie.
Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.