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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Christmas Trivia - Christmas Cards

Card making began with school children drawing pictures of biblical scenes and a message like Happy Holidays and I promise to be good, etc., that was given to their parents before Christmas.

In 1846, after the advent of the British postal system, the first Christmas Card was produced, showing a family celebrating a Christmas dinner in the center and on each side were acts of charity picturing feeding and clothing the poor, with the message "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.", made by John Calcott Horsley. 1,000 cards were made.

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