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A Christmas card from history…

December 23, 2016

Remember the reason for the season is the birth of Jesus. May you all have a blessed and merry Christmas. ~ Connie

Matthew Wright

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope your festive season’s going well and there’s much fun and merriment for all.

Here, for your enjoyment, is the world’s first Christmas card, from 1843. It was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole and drawn by John Callcot Horsley, part of the general commercialisation of Christmas that decade. It’s rich with the moral symbolism of the day, flanking the prosperous middle-class family with pictures of charitable acts.

First ever Christmas card. First ever Christmas card, from 1843. Public domain.

Have a great festive season, folks!

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2016

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