Christmas Advent: Day 23
Not just Christmas cards, Victorian’s also liked to send New Year’s cards.
A feathered messenger is here…
Owls often appear in Victorian festive cards, even though they are more commonly associated with wisdom.
This owl, perched on a crescent moon, looks unusually wide-eyed. Perhaps he is shocked to see two of his feathers plucked out.
Or maybe he is wondering if you really can ‘sagely’ wish someone a ‘Happy New Year’.