A History of Greetings: A Christmas Card Story

The world’s first commercial Christmas Card dates back to London, England, 1843. Is there anything more wholesome than a Christmas Card? Not in this day and age. However, back in 1843 the first commercial Christmas Card was met with controversy. The card, illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, depicted a family raising their glasses to celebrate

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Bad Jokes and Gunpowder: The History of Christmas Crackers

Why do we do it? Every December 25th, regardless of age, we turn to the person sitting next to us (usually between the smoked salmon and big bird) and proceed with an awkward tug of war. Too close to pull properly. Too many wine glasses to dodge in between. And for what? A little pop,

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Here’s 10 left field Christmas facts for you

Christmas. You gotta love it. The stress, the panic, the holly-jolly of it all. For most it is the busiest and most expensive time of year. And the parties. So many parties, people and places to see. This is mind, conversations can become thinner than the last carving of Christmas dinner ham. Here’s 10 offbeat

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