Friday, January 1, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Marie of French Factrice hosts my very favorite Postcard Friendship Friday

These New Year postcards are back from the Soviet times.

Religion was banned in Soviet Russia so there was not a Christmas celebrated but a New Year was the main winter holiday.

It was always a special holiday, same as Christmas in Europe or USA.

Even 20 years after democratic changes started in Russia people still celebrate New Year more willingly than any other holidays. (English Russia)


Beth Niquette said...

Here's a Happy New Year to you, dear Mary! I pray the coming year will be filled with amazing adventures, laughter and joy! May you have strength through the hard times and peace throughout this new year. I have so enjoyed your blog.

Aimee said...

What great cards! And a very interesting history. Happy New year!

Christine H. said...

I hardly ever see old Soviet cards. They're really fascinating and beautiful in a unique way. Thanks for posting them and Happy New Year!

Ellie said...

My mom has a whole drawer with Russian New year cards - most of them really pretty with Ded Moroz and Snegurochka. I enjoy your photos and thank you for hosting all those wonderful memes. May 2010 bring health and happiness!