Sunday, December 9, 2018

Natl Christmas Card Day is Dec 9th

DECEMBER 9TH IS NATIONAL CHRISTMAS CARD DAY
SO I AM ALL SET TO GO WITH CHRISTMAS MUSIC,
CHRISTMAS TEA, CHRISTMAS COOKIES
PINE SCENTED CHRISTMAS CANDLES & CARD NECESSITIES!



Dec. 9 is #NationalChristmasCardDay 🎄📬❤ & even though I had every intention of being done before Thanksgiving,🦃 well that didn't happen. What better day than today! Can you believe a standard U.S. postage stamp is now .50 cents? 


📝 The first Christmas cards were sent in 1843 & commissioned in London by Sir Henry Cole. John Callcott Horsely illustrated the card, featuring a family toasting and feasting.🎄💌



King George V and Queen Mary —
 Queen Elizabeth II's grandparents —
 sent this greeting card to their troops fighting in World War I.


Since the beginning of their use, Chrismas cards have been collected. Queen Mary had a large collection that is now exhibited in the British Museum.
1942 To follow in her grandparents' footsteps, a young
 Princess Elizabeth mailed out cards to the Grenadier Guards
 regiment of the British Army, who were fighting in World War II.


I adore vintage postcards IF they have legible messages. Attached is my 1909 post card that reads: 
Merry Xmas Lee. I will be good to you and send you a card because you were good and came to see us this summer. 
Your friend, Mrs. L.N.S.
🤣 Apparently, her cards had to be earned!
I wonder if senders felt a one cent stamp was a lot?
Wishing you every joy this season.
Why not spread a little cheer
with a Christmas Card and a sweet note inside?

Hugs and a cup of Christmas tea to you!
Cheers!!




2 comments:

  1. I'm working on my cards right now. I haven't done cards in a few years but got a bunch of free cards and some cards from Dollar Tree. I didn't realize stamps were 50 cents now. We bought some forever stamps so I haven't kept up with the rising cost of stamps.

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