Christmas Card Day 2023: Greetings, ho ho! And to everyone, a joyous Christmas Card Day on December 9! ‘Tis the season to disseminate joy and goodwill; therefore, why not compose a note using a tastefully designed e-card, a recent family photograph, or a box of cards? There is no better time than the present to send Christmas cards, which have been in existence for centuries, in order to update your loved ones on your life and bestow upon them good fortune.
The History of Christmas Card Day
The tradition of exchanging Christmas cards each year has developed into a beloved ritual that may even be required by the family. It serves as a way to communicate to distant friends and family members, “We wish you a joyous holiday season, and are delighted to see how well we are doing!” They serve as an annual catch-up, providing an update on the progress of the children and examining significant achievements of individuals like so-and-so. Furthermore, although they now appear mundane, this was not always the case.
In 1843, Sir Henry Cole, an artist acquaintance and member of the British civil service, collaborated with John Horsley to develop the modern Christmas card as a promotional tool to promote greater usage of the nascent British postal system. Their initial card was offered for one shilling, which is approximately equivalent to twenty-four cents in the United States. The proliferation of Christmas card sending in Britain during the 1860s can be largely attributed to the advent and success of the printing press.
Inevitably, Christmas cards arrived in the United States during the 1840s, close to the time that the first ones were printed. Nevertheless, their production costs rendered them impractical until 1875, when Louis Prang, a German printer, initiated mass production, thereby reducing their price. The establishment of Hallmark by the Hall brothers in the early 20th century marked the true zenith of the practice in the United States.
Presently, Christmas cards have evolved into an integral component of the holiday custom. Whether you use construction paper, adhesive, and glitter to create a family portrait or take a family photo, your Christmas cards are certain to bring a smile to the recipients’ faces.
FAQs on Christmas Card Day
What is the most frequently sent Christmas card?
Two cherubs are engaged in prayer, while the third cherub is peering out from the group.
Must they be “Christmas”-themed?
Not in the least! “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” cards are currently as ubiquitous, if not more so, than “Merry Christmas” cards. Unsurprisingly, the inclusion of alternative beliefs or perspectives is enhanced during these festivities.
To whom may I address them?
Individuals alike! Christmas cards serve as a thoughtful gesture to acquaintances, providing them with an update on one’s whereabouts or simply extending a greeting.
Christmas Card Day 2023 Activities
Create and distribute one’s own holiday cards
Who, anyway, requires packaged cards? You run the danger of conversing with the same card twice. Instead of spending your money in the greeting card section, invest time in creating a sentimental card for your loved ones by gluing, cutting, and writing with markers and scissors.
Organize an exhibition of your preferred playing cards.
Why not enjoy those thoughtful or aesthetically pleasing Christmas cards you hoard from previous years? Organize your playing cards by using receptacles or corkboards and pushpins or refrigerator magnets. To further commemorate the season, you could even string them together to create a festive garland.
Express gratitude for Christmas cards received.
Regarding Christmas gifts, everyone writes notes of appreciation, but what about Christmas cards? Perhaps you could extend a heartfelt “Thank you for thinking of me” note to a childhood friend or great-aunt who delighted in your phone call.
Five astounding facts about Halloween
A family is in charge of owning and running it.
Hallmark is still under the ownership of the Hall brothers’ family, who established the establishment in 1910.
J.C. Hall dropped out of secondary school.
Who claims that success requires a college degree?
They developed wrapping material.
When tissue paper ran out during the holiday season, the company needed a quick solution. To achieve this, they taped French paper envelope liners together.
They maintained a strong affiliation with Disney.
The educational affiliation of founder J.C. Hall’s spouse with Walt Disney facilitated Hallmark’s acquisition of a licensing agreement to exhibit Disney’s iconic characters.
They are not limited to sentimental films.
Historically, the Hallmark channel was a television-movie powerhouse and has won 81 Emmys.
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