Christmas Card Day is celebrated on December 9th of every year. With a few more days to go for Christmas, make sure you have sent a Christmas card for your loved ones. In this technology world, sending cards has become outdated as most of us send messages and emails greetings via phone. Nothing is more valuable than sending handmade cards with heartfelt wishes. Share your wishes through the Christmas cards and make the celebration a wonderful one. The day is celebrated to encourage people to go with the traditional way of greeting as by sending a Christmas card.
“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. Christmas is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
History of Christmas Card Day
The history, origin, and founder of Christmas Card Day is unknown. The celebration Day honors Sir Henry Cole of England, who has created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. He was a civil servant who was responsible for bringing the idea of sending the greetings written on the now-familiar cards. John Callcott Horsley had illustrated the card, that featured the members of a family. The Christmas card conveys a range of sentiments expressed by people related to Christmas and the holiday season. Christmas cards are usually exchanged with greeting reads like “Wishing you a Merry Christmas,” “Happy New Year,” and “seasons greetings.” It may also be the Christmas-themed poem, songs, biblical verse.
The following year, the Christmas card was designed showing flowers or representing the promise of spring was favored. Lithograph firm Prang and Mayer had started selling their whimsical Christmas cards. It was often featuring children or cartoon animals, across the pond to America in 1874. Prang and Mayer had produced a massive five million cards a year by 1880. Commercially designed Christmas cards will have Christmas-themed designs like Jesus, Santa, Christmas tree, jingle bells, cakes, gifts, snow, and more of Christmas narratives. They usually show the Christmas traditions, such as seasonal figures, and the objects associated with Christmas.
Other Celebrations on December 9
December 9 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate the day
The best way to celebrate Christmas Card Day is by making your own handmade cards and sending them. Let out your creativity in the form of drawing, coloring, and decorating the card. Take out your glitter pens and write nice Christmas quotes and wishes as greetings. Encourage your children to make Christmas cards for their friends and even for family members. You can even send e-cards through the internet to your dear ones. Share your pictures on social media using the hashtag #ChristmasCardDay.
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