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Ring In a Happy New Year!! 2016

I am nostalgic, I cannot lie. While I won’t be heading to any New Year’s parties tonight, I will be playing all kinds of Guy Lombardo and the Canadians tunes. Maybe we will even throw on a few old movies later and then turn on the TV to see the ball drop on Times Square just the way it has since 1907. For more on the history of Times Square at New Years CLICK HERE

Champagne ToastEven during the Mid Century, most Christmas cards included wishes for a Happy New Year; nonetheless, there were some separate New Year greeting cards. It’s still not hard to see how Christmas graphics tend to translate right into the New Years greeting cards anyway.

Most vintage New Years cards feature champagne glasses, clocks, Father Time, babies in diapers signifying the young New Year.

Deviled-Eggs-New-Years-ClockIf nothing else, the greatest generation was really inventive with all the new prepared foods. We might not combine foods like this anymore, but luncheon meats, green olives with pimentos, and deviled eggs still show up regularly at our family gatherings especially if my mother-in-law is bringing a cold platter.

Family-New-YearDave Mink did this illustration for Collier’s Magazine. This edition was published for the New Year on January 6th, 1951. Not much has changed as most kids and some parents tend to poop out by midnight. I can remember being dragged home half asleep from the sitters in my jammies.

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