Christmas Card Day
About Christmas Card Day
When is Christmas Card Day? This special day is always observed on December 9
Is your Christmas card list up to date? Christmas Card Day is a December 9 holiday. This holiday honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 – 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. It grew into a tradition. People created a list of all friends and family members. The number of cards you received was a source of pride. And, you had to send a card out to everyone who sent you one. As a result, the list grew year after year.
Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday “must”. Now, sending cards through the mail continues decline in popularity. The cost and time of writing and sending cards have caused many people to stop sending them. Free Ecards have surged in popularity. Animated Christmas and daily seasonal Ecards have made sending and receiving them a lot of fun.
How to Celebrate Christmas Card Day
Today is a good day to send out your Christmas cards and holiday greetings. If you have yet to do so, use today to get started.
Thought for Today
“Christmas isn’t a season, it’s a feeling.” – – Edna Ferber
History and Origin of Christmas Card Day
We found no information about the creator of this holiday or when it started. We suspect that on this date, Henry Cole marketed the commercial Christmas card. The timing is certainly appropriate. We have not yet confirmed this. He was born in July and died in April, so it does not mark his birth or death.
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