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CHRISTMAS HISTORY: HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD

CHRISTMAS HISTORY:  HISTORY OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD

THIS WILL BE THE LAST POST ON THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS AS WE WATCH IT FADE AWAY UNTIL NEXT YEAR.  MAY THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AND KINDNESS IN GIVING TO OTHERS STAY WITH YOU EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR 2020!  CHRISTMAS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY, AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR COULD NOT BE REMEMBERED MORE OFTEN.  IF YOU BELIEVE AS A CHRISTIAN, WE ARE SAVED DUE TO THE GREATEST GIFT EVER GIVEN TO US:  THE BIRTH OF GOD’S SON IN HUMAN FORM WHO WALKED HERE ON EARTH TO SAVE US FROM OUR OWN SINS, AND DIED BECAUSE OF ONE OF THEM.  LET US NOT FORGET WHAT THE TRUE SPIRIT OF GIVING MEANS AND HOLD THIS IN OUR HEARTS AT ALL TIMES. 

NOW ONTO A LIGHTER SUBJECT:  THE HEART OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD.  THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD WAS DESIGNED IN 1843 BY SIR HENRY AND HIS ARTIST FRIEND, JOHN HORSLEY IN THE U.K.  THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD HAD THREE SIDES TO IT.  TWO SIDES DEPICTED THE ART OF GIVING TO THE POOR, WHILE THE OTHER SIDE SHOWED A FAMILY HAVING A LARGE CHRISTMAS DINNER.  THESE CARDS SOLD FOR ABOUT 1 SHILLING EACH OR 5 TO 8 CENTS PER CARD.  AROUND THAT SAME YEAR, THE FIRST POST OFFICE OPENED, SELLING POSTAGE STAMPS FOR A PENNY.  THE RAILWAYS WERE BEING GREATLY EXPANDED BY THEN, ALLOWING THE MAIL TO BE DELIVERED IN MASSIVE QUANTITIES COMPARED TO THE HORSE AND BUGGY DAYS.

THE FIRST “PERSONALIZED” CHRISTMAS CARD WAS SENT OUT IN 1891 BY ANNIE OAKLEY LIN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND,  WHERE SHE SENT HER FRIENDS PICTURES OF HER RIDING A HORSE ON HER CARD.  BY THE 1860’s, CHRISTMAS CARDS WERE QUITE POPULAR IN ALL OF EUROPE, AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.  AROUND THIS TIME, JOHN EGLEY, WHO CREATED SOME OF THE COVERS FOR CHARLES DICKEN’S BOOKS, CREATED SOME VERY FAMOUS CHRISTMAS CARDS IN THE EARLY 1900’s THAT ARE NOW ON DISPLAY IN THE BRITISH MUSUEM. CHRISTMAS CARDS WERE EXTREMELY POPULAR IN GERMANY.  ALSO, IN THE EARLY 1900’S THEY BEGAN TO BE MANUFACTURED IN BULK, AS THEY WERE EXTREMELY POPULAR AT THIS POINT, ALL OVER THE WORLD.

TODAY, CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE EXTREMELY POPULAR.  HERE ARE SOME FACTS OF TRIVIA TODAY:  IN 2010, 1.6 BILLION CHRISTMAS CARDS WERE SOLD IN THE U.S.A.  COMPARED TO 678.9 MILLION IN EUROPE.  ONLY 15% OF MEN SEND OUT CHRISTMAS CARDS.  WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MAJORITY OF MAILING THEM. 

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING OUR FINAL “HISTORY LESSON” ON CHRISTMAS PAST AND PRESENT.  DAILY WISDOM WORDS WISHES YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS.  GOD BLESS,

SAMANTHA LEBOEUF/DAILY WISDOM WORDS

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, dailywisdomwords.com fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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