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My husband and I are a young, growing, Christian, military family. My husband is a Captain in The United States Marine Corps. I am a former Elementary school teacher. We are first time parents to a beautiful little two year old boy, with twin boys on the way! I am a stay at home Marine wife, who loves to bake, cook, sew and craft! I enjoy being a Domestic Engineer. The purpose of this blog is to document the story of our life and adventures as they take place.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Manners & Etiquette, Sending Christmas Cards




It is Manners and Etiquette Wednesday and today and for the rest of this week I will be posting on different Manners & Etiquette techniques to help make your Holidays run smoothly!
Today's topic; Sending Christmas Greeting Cards

A Brief History About The Christmas Card



Christmas Greeting cards have been a tradition sent by many for years. A tradition that I look forward to and love receiving in the mail each December. I so enjoy reading a Christmas letter from an old friend and hearing all about the events of the previous year. Yes,I am guilty of being one of those people who sends out a yearly Christmas letter! :)



In 1822 the U.S. Superintendant of Mails complained that he had to hire sixteen additional carriers to handle the December deliveries and petitioned Congress to limit the practice. (Fat chance!) Britain holds the honors for the first commercially printed card, commissioned in 1843 from artist John Calcott Horsley by Sir Henry Cole, who was looking for a tasteful card to send to friends. Wishing “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You,” a thousand cards were printed. The idea caught on and by the 1860s printed cards were big business, featuring both seasonal and religious themes.

As stated in the words of EmilyPost; "No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are a time when many people make an effort to stay in touch. Season’s greetings, family newsletters, cards and notes of thanks and appreciation flood mailboxes and e-mail boxes around the globe."



I often try to send my Christmas cards out by the first week of December. However, life can get in the way and I have received Happy New Year cards from friends, which are equally enjoyable!



So, put on some Christmas Carols, put on a pot of hot chocolate, make a fire and get to writing those Christmas cards! Tis The Season!! :)


Today,we are making our Christmas Cards and here is my helper Mr. Robert! :)





Happy Card Writing,



Sarah

2 comments:

Heide Hakes said...

I need your address! :)
Heide

bella said...

So happy you have reached this milestone! Of course I will keep praying. My daughter is 29 weeks pregnant with our first grandson. We are very excited. We have 3 daughters. You are taking such good care of those twin babies by being on bed rest!