Why were Victorian Christmas cards so creepy?
Some historians have suggested that the portrayal of dead animals on nineteenth century Christmas cards were meant to serve as a reminder of the poor and hungry during the holiday season. Stories of poor children freezing to death were common during the winter in Victorian England.
How late is too late for Christmas cards?
HOW LATE IS TOO LATE TO SEND CHRISTMAS CARDS? As a general answer, plan to get your cards in the mail no later than December 12 if you are selecting basic ground delivery.
What do you write in an old Christmas card?
- May your day be filled with all kinds of bright sunny things.
- You’re wonderful because … (
- Just wanted to say Hello and tell you I’m/we’re thinking of you.
- Sending cheerful thoughts to brighten your day.
- You make me smile.
- Sending lots of hugs your way.
- You make my heart smile.
Do you keep old Christmas cards?
As a rule – I tend to keep cards sent within out family (from me to my hubby, from hubby to me, and from us to our daughter), and a few others from other relatives/friends that contain a special message inside, or have a special picture on the front.
Are Christmas cards an American thing?
Christmas Cards appeared in the United States of America in the late 1840s, but were very expensive and most people couldn’t afford them. It 1875, Louis Prang, a printer who was originally from German but who had also worked on early cards in the UK, started mass producing cards so more people could afford to buy them.
When should you order Christmas cards?
To guarantee a timely arrival, you should order your printed Christmas cards four to six weeks before Thanksgiving, which ensures you won’t run into any rush fees and allows a bit of padding for any unexpected delays. Once your order of printed Christmas cards arrives, plan to send them out the first week of December.
Is it OK to send Christmas cards this year?
Sending Christmas cards won’t lead to COVID spread, says Leicester academic. A Leicester academic has advised it is safe to send Christmas cards this year to friends and loved ones, as the risk of COVID-19 infection is “low”.