Free Vintage New Year Cards

Can you believe that it’s almost time for another new year? No matter how you might feel about the swift passage of time (at least it seems incredibly swift to me), you’ve got to love these vintage New Year cards. Unlike vintage Christmas cards, which have pretty predictable themes; the subjects portrayed on these New Year’s cards vary widely. In addition to the expected champagne, clocks, and good-luck four-leaf clovers and horseshoes; there are cats, angels, pansies, birds, country scenes, blue Delft tiles and even an elf or two.

In the old days, illustrations similar to these would be used on top of calendars that were given away as advertising specialties by a variety of companies. A lot of work went into the ornate art that would only last a year. These types of art have become known as “ephemera,” which means short-lived. I guess today’s modern equivalent would be photo calendars, which are much easier to make every year, but seldom have the same flair as these antique beauties.

I hope you enjoy these vintage New Year’s cards and that they brighten up your transition to the new year!

Click one of the cards below to view and download a larger version (enlarged sizes vary):

free vintage new year cards angel with envelope and holly free vintage happy new year cards clock tower holly snow bells free vintage happy new year cards pansies country scene free vintage happy new year cards striped cat holly
free vintage happy new year cards four-leaf clovers horseshoe boy girl free vintage new year cards boy with wine four-leaf clovers money blue flowers free vintage happy new year greeting cards elves with spilled basket of gold free vintage happy new year greeting cards girl clock flowers bouquet
vintage new year postcards lucky horseshoes holly free vintage happy new year cards two birds snow scene mistletoe vintage new year greeting pansies mistletoe snow Delft tiles windmill
vintage new year cards farm scene with sheep and snow vintage happy new year greeting cards stars and four angels vintage happy new year cards three cats champagne

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16 Responses to “Free Vintage New Year Cards”

  1. Love this site. So many beautiful clip art pieces to use in my cards and art work. I really appreciate them

  2. Thanks, Barbara! I hope you have a wonderful and creative New Year.

  3. Patricia Cugnod Says:

    Magic.. Love these cards…

  4. Thanks, Patricia!

  5. Thank you, thank you! Whenever I see your email appear
    it’s the first thing I open! I love your victorian.

    Thanks for your generosity in sharing these!


  6. How nice of you to say, Jean. Thanks for the kind words! I’m so glad you enjoy the images.

  7. New Years — just what I needed! Happy New Year to you all!

  8. Same to you, Sheila!

  9. Thank you sooo much!! Whenever I am looking for something special for my cards, I always come back here.

  10. Holiday Crafts Says:

    You’re welcome, Carole! I’m glad you find us a good resource. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I always love your wonderful assortment of vintage images. So much to inspire here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  12. You’re welcome! Thanks for your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Love your site. Thank you sp much for sharing. May 2015 be wonderful.

  14. Thank you for sharing, you are so kind. I love your site, so many choices. Happy New Year. Pat.

  15. You’re welcome. Thanks for your comment.

    Happy New Year!

  16. You’re quite welcome. Thank you for your comment.

    Happy New Year!

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