Layla Morgan Wilde/ December 29, 2018/ Cats, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays/ 14 comments

Cats, Vintage New Year’s Cards and Diversity. This is our 7th year of curating and creating unique, vintage of other cat-themed New or Mew Year’s cards. 

It’s been a wild year and not always the sweetly purring kind. To end the year on a high note, I created a cute collection but with more diversity. I hope you enjoy this quirky and unusual collection of New Year’s cards you won’t find anywhere else. The last one is my favorite and our Cat Wisdom 101 New Year’s wish for you. Check back on Monday for a special treat. We’re also joining other creative pet bloggers at a BLOG HOP

There was an old card I repaired last year but didn’t post. I wasn’t sure if it was politically correct but this year I’m including it as a celebration of diversity. What makes this adorable twosome timely and more rare is that it was created over 100 years ago by the prolific illustrator Ellen Clapsaddle who was born in 1858. It’s rare to see African American themed cards with cats.

Frankly, I’m painfully aware at the lack of diversity concerning cat book authors, celebrity cat owners, advocates or feline-centric product/services. Please share your thoughts and suggestions how we can add more diversity into our content. Leave a comment  email

These days we tend to lump holiday season/Christmas with New Year’s but in gentler times were more New Year’s greetings exclusively. The sentiments often sound schmaltzy and old-fashioned but I found a few that are not only heartfelt but deep.


This year’s collection range from Victorian, Edwardian to mid-century modern with our obligatory nod to lucky black cats.


May all New Year’s joys be yours and hopefully include cats. When I was single I loathed New Year’s eve and much preferred staying home with my cats (and still do).


Of course we now know not to give our cats Champagne or other alcohol. Ironically, many vintage cards have kids swigging booze. And as the Dutch say Gelukkig Nieuwajaar!


The French prefer to wish a good year instead of a happy year but they’re the same, no? I hope we all have something to sing about in 2019.


If you find a card you like, go ahead and share and tag it to a friend. All are individually Pinnable on Pinterest to your boards or from our 40+boards Cat Wisdom 101 on Pinterest.


Yes, to black cat luck.

May Good luck attend you in all that you do.

May Fortune befriend you your whole life through.

Of Good luck the emblem, this Black Cat I send

It bears all my wishes, Good Fortune without end.




Who wouldn’t love to get a check like this?


If you’d like to print out and fill in the name of a recipient of this largesse, be our guest. And add your name (a gold marker would be a nice Midas touch). 

May you enjoy 365 DAYS of Health, Happiness and Prosperity in 2019!

Lots of love,

Layla, Clyde, Domino, Odin, Nou Nou and the Angels

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  1. We love these cards so much, Layla. Happy New Year to you, Clyde and the whole gang! XO

    1. Much love and good wishes for 2019 to you and the gang xo

  2. “Black Cat For Luck!” Oh yeah, that’s purrfect!
    Happy Mew Year!

  3. Those are all lovely cards ! May 2019 brings you health and happiness ! Purrs

  4. What charming cards

    May The New Year See You Giving, Loving, Living And Lots Of Hugging! Wishing You A Happy And Healthy Life And A Prosperous New Year.

  5. We love these!

    Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  6. Happy Happy Mew Year, Layla!! From the Chedster and Moi!

  7. May 2019 bring health and happiness to you and yours! Great looking cards and so fun to look at!

  8. These are great cards. Wishing you a happy and healthy new year! XO

  9. Those are some nice cards. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  10. Happy New Year from Portugal! Lots of Purrs and Barks from my six cats and two dogs 🙂

  11. I hope 2019 is kind to you, and that you enjoy lots of fun, good luck and fulfilled wishes and dreams!

  12. May you and the cats enjoy a wonderful,happy and healthy new year!!
    Happy New Year!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

    1. Thanks and same to you xoxo

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