This is a unique novelty postcard mailed in Belgium in 1913. Pull the two string tabs to reveal the happy new year wishes under the pansies. Pansies were often featured on French postcards as a play on words because "pensee" is a homonym. Besides being the word for the flower, it is a verb meaning "to think." So the pansy became a symbol of thinking of a person and letting them know you miss them. Under the right pansy are the words "best wishes" and the left side says "for the new year." This card shows its age some; stains and creases are visible in the photos and scans. I've priced it accordingly. Despite the wear, it's tres adorable!
Size: about 5.5 by 3.5 inches.
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