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A Little Lesson: The History of Christmas Cards

November 20, 2016

Heart Filled Holidays Blog

the history of Christmas cardsKnowing where traditions come from is fascinating. It can also be useful when we want to create a happy holiday. As we look back in time and see the different ways a tradition has played out over time we may find interesting adaptations or variations that speak to our heart. These variations and nuances can provide us with a way to add more meaning to our own traditions or way to add a little more fun to our holiday season.

That’s one of the things I enjoy in In A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts: Stories to Warm Your Heart and Tips to Simplify Your Holiday. In this lovely book the authors have shared what they call “Gingerbread Geneology”. It’s the history of various traditions through the ages. The give us a brief and interesting look at the origins and how these traditions have changed over the course of time. They have…

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