they send around their voeux, best wishes for the new year, in January. Here in France, we have until January 31st to send a card to friends, family and business associates.
Christmas cards are relatively unheard of. Given a choice, I'd rather get my season's greetings in dull January when it counts rather than during the hustle & bustle of December. And I'd way rather take on the project of sending them then, as well.
J'adore these old cards. I love the images and I love reading the messages on the back. Most of the New Year's cards I find are from WWI and before. The notes express undying love between cousins, grandchildren to their grandparents, and between friends. It's all very innocent and heart felt.