I wish you the brightest and grandest year of all. Have a fabulous 2022!
This vintage card from India took me down the memory lane. It is addressed to a certain Ramniklal and sent by Hiralal, who clearly seems to be a businessman. The card is in Hindi, English as well as in some other Indian language and has the image of Goddess Saraswati. The year is not mentioned but seems to be from around mid 1900s.
Years ago, around the New Year time, before messaging and internet took over, we would painstakingly write messages on cards and post it to all our relatives.
My mother drew beautiful floral patterns and my father would write the addresses in his beautiful, neat handwriting. It was a yearly ritual to give and receive New Year greeting cards.
We would receive calendars, small gifts, post cards and greeting cards during – little tidbits which we could touch, feel and preserve.
The world has changed and so have we! Our messages and replies are instant. There is no waiting time anymore, there is less anticipation and excitement. Years ago, I would feel bored by waiting to send and receive stuff. But now, I miss that feeling of anticipation.
I am grateful to 2021 for bringing back little normalcy to our lives. It was a great year as compared to 2020. And on the last day of the year, this vintage card brought smiles and lovely memories! Great, isn’t it?
Here is wishing you good health, wealth and laughter in the year 2022. May you be your highest self!
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