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"The first Christmas greeting card is believed to have been designed in England in 1843 by an artist named John C. Horsley for a friend, Sir Henry Cole. The design showed a family party, beneath which the words "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You" were inscribed. The practice soon became popular in all English-speaking countries and is most widespread in the United States."
~Excerpted from Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia~

The World Book Encyclopedia has a little more information and a little different:
"Christmas cards. The first Christmas card was created in 1843 by John Calcott Horsley, an English illustrator. It resembled a postcard and showed a large family enjoying a Christmas celebration. The message on the card read, "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You." About 1,000 of the cards were sold. By 1860, the custom of exchanging Christmas cards had spread throughout Britain. The first Christmas cards manufactured in the United States were made in 1875 by Louis Prang, a German-born Boston printer."

Start your Christmas Card list today. One of the hardest parts of Christmas is addressing, stamping and mailing your Christmas cards.

Here are some FREE cards that you can send family and friends by email:

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You can send your Christmas cards now and just post date the delivery date.

Advent Cards
December 3rd is the beginning of Advent!
Advent Day Cards

Christmas Cards
Religious Christmas Cards
Merry Christmas
Inspirational Christmas
For Your Loved Ones
Fun Wishes
Season's Greetings
Holiday Thank You

Other December Special Days:
Poinsettia Week
Winter Greeting Cards
New Year Cards - are now available!!!

These cards are provided by 123 Greetings. I do not agree with all the types of cards they have. We need to always use wisdom & discernment on the web.

Provided by Annie's Card Shop

More December Celebrations:
December is Stress Free Holiday Month
Dec 1st - 7th - Christmas Tree Week
8th - Winter Flowers Day
25th - Christmas more listed further down the page
25th - Carol Day
25th - National Pumpkin Pie Day
26th - Kwanzaa
26th - Boxing Day
26th - National Candy Cane Day
28th - National Chocolate Day
28th - Eat Vegetarian Day
29th - National Chocolate Again Day

Orthodox Christmas Cards!

Send a Christian Card to a Friend!

For even more:
Annie's December Cards Page.

U.S. Mail
You can also find the send and receive a card right on
my card shop.
Hope you find it convenient and helpful.

Click my banner below to see all the other different types of cards available:

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The card shop has free Email cards for you to send to your friends all year round. Its very easy to do, just follow the simple instructions. Don't forget to send one to yourself. Hope you like this feature. Everyone enjoys receiving cards. So encourage someone today!

Related Links:
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Samples of New Postal Rates

Creating Your Own Christmas Card Links:
Handmade Holiday Cards
Holiday Greeting Cards!
Christmas Tree Cards
Let It Snow Snowman Card
Xyron Holiday Card
Recycle Cards and Wrapping Paper

To see other
Christmas Pages By Annie

Annie's Christmas Welcome Page


Why not send a Christmas Email card now and post date it for delivery!
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