Card designed by Kate Greenaway, ca. 1880's
Front: NEW YEAR Softly, lightly, the little feet go, Hardly pressing the tender flowers, That burst their buds, in hurry to blow For the feet that patter like falling showers. So fall the feet of the infant year Tenderly, friend, as a child's, for you, On hopes that languish, and loves that fear, Till they leap in gladness and blossom anew! R.I.O.