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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Cards


The tradition of sending Christmas card greetings to friends and family dates back to the Victorian period in England. The first ever Christmas card, designed by a British artist named John Horsely and commissioned by the British Postal Service, depicted a three-paneled Christmas scene. The center panel showed a family with children, parents and grandparents raising their glasses in a Christmas toast. The side panels featured acts of Christmas charity: feeding the hungry and clothing the naked. The inscription read "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You" -- a greeting familiar to all who purchase Christmas cards today.


The tradition of sending Christmas cards has evolved over the years. Today, many companies have even adopted the practice by sending Christmas cards as a way to wish their customers a very happy holiday.










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05:12 11/24/2011
 
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04:13 12/28/2010
 
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17:04 12/23/2010
 
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07:00 12/23/2010
 
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00:25 12/23/2010
 
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09:52 12/15/2010
 
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04:31 12/15/2010
 
hei på dei d er ragnar som sender , du har vel ishe lyst til å ta en rask en i kveld hææ? du hadde likt det.. sånn som ungdommane lika da ja.. d ska eg sei deg vettu, eg kan bare vekk gebisse mitt så skal eg gje deg ein skikkelig omgang med slurping. DU sjønna eg e så vant til å drikke melk me sugerør...heheh elr i kan bytte
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03:02 12/15/2010
 
hi
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12:39 12/12/2010
 
hi santa this MAX i wat a ring for my tiffine lovie
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olivia
21:58 12/09/2010
 
I NEED A PIC OF A CHRISTMAS TRADITION PLZ GET ME SOME!!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE


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