This year we'll welcome 2016 with a small party at home. The roads are icy, the snow is falling, and it is a good time to stay put. It won't be anywhere as festive as the decor from last year's affair in Sparks, Nevada.
I'm thankful for Wikimedia Commons, where priceless images are available at no cost. The 1923 New Year's Card from Engle Bros. is a great reminder why tasteful, cheery advertising is a wonderful way to reinforce a brand and establish a niche! Those clever savings weren't the rage in 1923 (I have only heard; I was not there). Business owners wanted customers to feel valued, and this wish for a prosperous new year certainly did the trick.
Children as well as adults were likely tickled to see happy elves carving a greeting in the old log. The delightful card is a hundred years old. We're privileged to share memories like this through the Internet.
Lovely paperwhites deliver greenery and a delicately scented bloom in the deep of winter. The plant doesn't question its ability to thrive.
I intend to make the New Year better with better:
I cherish the writers who share thoughts, recipes, and life through their blogs. It's a good part of my day.
Here's to a wonderful 2016!