Christmas Traditions: Christmas Cards

The tradition of sending Christmas card greetings to friends and family dates back to the Victorian card-chrperiod 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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CIRCA 1927 LOU GEHRIG AUTOGRAPH XMAS CARD TO BABE RUTH FROM RUTH FAMILY PSA/DNA picture

CIRCA 1927 LOU GEHRIG AUTOGRAPH XMAS CARD TO BABE RUTH FROM RUTH FAMILY PSA/DNA

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Sanrio Vintage Kero Kero Keroppi Christmas Plush VHS Melody Card Gift Set 1992   picture

Sanrio Vintage Kero Kero Keroppi Christmas Plush VHS Melody Card Gift Set 1992

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1953 Topps Xmas RACK PACK 12 CARDS W/ #1 Jackie Robinson XRPG 8.4 Mantle-Mays?? picture

1953 Topps Xmas RACK PACK 12 CARDS W/ #1 Jackie Robinson XRPG 8.4 Mantle-Mays??

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Custom MOTORCYCLE Pulls Sleigh CHRISTMAS 5.5x4 Holiday Greeting Card picture

Custom MOTORCYCLE Pulls Sleigh CHRISTMAS 5.5x4 Holiday Greeting Card

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Princess Diana & King Charles Signed Framed 1987 Christmas Card Display JSA LOA picture

Princess Diana & King Charles Signed Framed 1987 Christmas Card Display JSA LOA

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PSA 10 POKEMON CARD JAPANESE CHRISTMAS JUMBO 45X25CM PIKACHU TOYS R US POP 1 picture

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John Lennon Handwritten Late 1970s Christmas Card To Sam Green (USA) picture

John Lennon Handwritten Late 1970s Christmas Card To Sam Green (USA)

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Andrew Wyeth RARE Original Watercolor Christmas Card picture

Andrew Wyeth RARE Original Watercolor Christmas Card

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Andrew Wyeth RARE Original Watercolor Christmas Card picture

Andrew Wyeth RARE Original Watercolor Christmas Card

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Andrew Wyeth RARE Original PEN and INK  Christmas Card  The MILL picture

Andrew Wyeth RARE Original PEN and INK Christmas Card The MILL

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