Where did Christmas cards start?
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Since the Western world has its history primarily from the Roman Empire, there seems to have been an evolution of their celebrations for the god Saturn - known as Saturnalia and the new moons, observed December 17-24 and January 1-3. The Romans loved flirting with foreign gods and found the Persian,… Mithra, born out of a rock on December 25th most interesting. The unchristian Emperor Aurelian establishe the festival of 'Dies Invicti Solis,' the Day of the Invincible Sun, on December 25th - the traditional Winter Soltice. It is believed that the Emperor Constantine was a Mithra adherent perhaps even after his conversion to Christianity. He appears instrumental in seeing this older festival carry over into his new faith. The first celebration is circa 336 AD in Rome. Its origins cannot be traced back to either the teachings or practices of the earliest Christians. The introduction of Christmas represented a significant departure from "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." (Jude 3). It was the Germans who introduced Christmas custom to America. ( Full Answer )
Christmas Beginnings Christmas or "Christ's Mass," the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, began in European and Middle Eastern Christendom in the 3rd Century. These early celebrations, feasts, or "Masses" were not standardized or widely held. It is thought that the early Christians did not wid…ely celebrate the birth of Jesus. This is most likely true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection (Easter). There certainly were some early celebrations. Early writings including a "feast calendar" written in 243AD indicate that there were some celebrations in the third century and perhaps in the second century. Christmas celebrations did not gain widespread prominence however until the Middle Ages or starting from around 400AD. These celebrations began and occurred in the areas where Christianity started and spread, the areas around the Mediterranean, including the Middle East, North Africa, southern Europe. Christmas day, December 25, is not necessarily the actual date of Christ's birth. The true date may not be known because we lack enough information to pinpoint it precisely. (Beware that there are many who claim to have calculated the actual date and are most likely no more accurate than December 25.) Other dates including December 25 were used for this feast. December 25 was settled on by the early church for reasons that are not absolutely clear (but there are some logical reasons for that date). There were pagan celebrations on and around December 25th. There were pagan holidays year round. No one can be absolutely certain of the exact day of Christ's birth. An early winter date is as reasonable a guess as any and December 25th has been the frontrunner for eighteen centuries. There are many theories surrounding Christmas, such as the belief that it was created simply to convert pagans and/or replace the pagan celebrations around the winter solstice. The problem with these theories is two-fold. First, there is a lack of evidence. There was no big push in early church to create a birthday celebration for Christ. Of course, the church was and is "in the business" of spreading Christianity so there is no doubt that the early church fathers wanted pagans to convert and wanted celebrations to honor God. Second, pagan worship practices were seasonal and on-going. That is, almost any date or time frame could be said to be a pagan "Holy" day. That Christian Holy Days would clash with and even replace pagan days was inevitable. In short, Christmas began in the early areas of Christendom in the 2nd or 3rd Centuries. It is also Jesus Christ's Birthday Actually it is possible to approximately determine when Jesus' birth was. First of all the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus' birth occurred before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2:15), which occurred in the spring of 4 BC (or BCE) so Jesus's birth most likely occurred in 5 BCE. secondly the Gospel of Luke records that Zachariah, John the Baptist's father, was serving in the Temple as a priest of the Division of Abijah, which was the 8th of 24 priestly divisions. This service would have ended around May 20th 6 BC. This would have resulted in a likely birth of John the Baptist around the end of February 5 BC, and Jesus birth would have likely occurred near the end of August or the first week of September 5 BC. In any case Jesus was not born on Dec. 25. That date was chosen for Christmas because it was the date when the Winter Solstice occurred. THis date was widely celebrated as the birth date of the Persian sun god Mithras, who was widely worshipped in the Roman Empire, particularly among soldiers. The Emperor Constantine was among those who worshiped Mithras. When the chucrch became flooded with pagan converts, a huge problem arose. The converted pagans did not want to give up the Winter Solstice festival as it was a time of much celebrating. The church basically followed the old saying "If you can't beat them, join them" and decreed that December 25 should not be celebrated as the birth date of the sun god, but rather as the birth date of the Son of God. Christmas is a pagan holiday and the fact that virtually all of the popular customs observed on this date are of pagan origin confirms that fact. ( Full Answer )
Christmas or "Christ's Mass," the celebration of Jesus Christ's birth, began in European and Middle Eastern Christendom in the 3rd Century. These early celebrations, feasts, or "Masses" were not standardized or widely held. It is thought that the early Christians did not widely celebrate the birth o…f Jesus. This is most likely true since the primary focus was on His life, crucifixion, and particularly His resurrection (Easter). There certainly were some early celebrations. Early writings including a "feast calendar" written in 243AD indicate that there were some celebrations in the third century and perhaps in the second century. Christmas celebrations did not gain widespread prominence however until the Middle Ages or starting from around 400AD. These celebrations began and occurred in the areas where Christianity started and spread, the areas around the Mediterranean, including the Middle East, North Africa , southern Europe. Christmas day, December 25, is not necessarily the actual date of Christ's birth. The true date may not be known because we lack enough information to pinpoint it precisely. (Beware that there are many who claim to have calculated the actual date and are most likely no more accurate than December 25.) Other dates including December 25 were used for this feast. December 25 was settled on by the early church for reasons that are not absolutely clear (but there are some logical reasons for that date). . ( Full Answer )
Saint Nicolas was a man who gave home made toys to poor children in his village. From that tradition we got Santa Claus and the ritual of exchanging gifts.
I think it got started when jesus was born? I'm seriously not sure. Another view: When Pope Julius I declared it Dec.25; he Christianized it.
Christmas cards were first created in 1843 during the Victorian Era. John Calcott Horsley from Italy. The card read "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You." It depicted a happy family including a child drinking wine. Despite objections from many over the portrayal of an underage child consum…ing alcohol the card was popular. ( Full Answer )
Christmas lasts all Christmas day which is on the 25th of December..... everyone does the shopping before this beautiful day to get prepared for the good jolly spirit that is on Christmas day! Happy Holidays to You!
Mary and Joseph got a baby and named it Jesus. His birthday is december 25 everyone celebrate it with gifts and love.
I believe Christmas was started of a celebration of Jesus' birth. The Christmas story found in the bible in Luke 1: 26- 2:40. check it out.
James minock had the idea to fold paper & place some designs on it to make them a seasonal thing. x x x x x x x x x x x x
The most common answer would be from the millions of children around the world when they say "I would like this...". Another alternative is the name "Immanuel".
Arguably, Christmas began with the birth of Jesus around 4 BC. The first Christmas presents may have been gifts brought to the newborn child. However, the celebration now associated with Christmas began as seasonal rites among various non-Christian religious groups. It was not until the Middle Ages… that Christmas became a traditional holiday of the Roman Catholic Church. ( Full Answer )
In terms of card type, Christmas cards are generally printed on photo card stock or paper card stock. Cards on photo card stock are typically called "Christmas photo cards" or "holiday photo cards" and are digitally printed onto photographic paper just like a photograph. These Christmas photo cards …are available as flat cards or foldover cards. Cards on paper card stock are called simply "Christmas cards" and are printed on thick paper stock. Christmas cards that have photos (usually a family photo) printed onto them are called "photo Christmas cards" or "photo holiday cards". Originally, Christmas cards were available only as foldover cards or greeting cards. Now, Christmas cards are available as flat cards as well as a multitude of folded cards. ( Full Answer )
Christmas cards started in England first when young boys practiced their writing skills by creating Christmas greetings for their parents, but it is Sir Henry Cole who is credited with creating the first real Christmas card. The first director of London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Sir Henry f…ound himself too busy in the Christmas season of 1843 to compose individual Christmas greetings for his friends. He commissioned artist John Calcott Horsley for the illustration. The card featured three panels, with the center panel depicting a family enjoying Christmas festivities and the card was inscribed with the message "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You." ( Full Answer )
Christmas cards are used to send friends and family your greetings and best wishes for a joyous and peaceful holiday season. It's also customary to extend your wish for a happy new year when sending Christmas cards. With the advent of photo Christmas cards, you can also use them to update everyone w…ith a recent photo, showing how the little ones have grown. ( Full Answer )
As an employer, you can write "Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear" in a Christmas card to an employee. You can also wish youremployee and their family a safe and enjoyable time over theholiday period.
According to some historians, the first commercial Christmas card was designed and printed for Sir Henry Cole by artist John Callcott Horsley in London in 1843.
I don't know. Am i expected to know everything. Maybe it is to show appreciation towards some body
Well it represents it because that person is sayin have a nice christmas and its celebartin the re birth of jesus (I Think...)
An easy way to make a Christmas greeting card is using templates on the internet. You could always handmake your own, or visit your local photo-shop to see their own templates.
You can buy Caspari Christmas Cards from a reseller online called PaperStyle. You can also purchase Caspari Christmas Cards from amazon. You can also order them directly from Caspari at CaspariOnline
You can purchase UNICEF Christmas cards from UNICEF's official website. They can also be purchased from Cafepress, and Amazon's website as well.
There isn't any symbolism associated with cards - they began and remain a written form of holiday greeting. A civil servant with a strong interest in art and design, Henry Cole (1808-1882) began his career in the Public Records Office in London at the age of 15. Here he played a key role in organ…izing Britain's national archives. While assistant to Sir Rowland Hill, Cole was instrumental in reforming the Penny Post (British postal service) and in introducing the first adhesive postage stamp known as the "Penny Black". When Cole found he did not have time to send personal Christmas letters one year, he approached friend and artist John Callcott Horsley and commissioned Horsley to illustrate a Christmas greeting card. In 1843, Cole's cards, featuring Horsley's illustration, were printed in lithograph form and then colored by hand. 1,000 cards were initially printed featuring the sentiment, "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year To You." After addressing cards to his friends and family, the remaining cards were sold for sixpence each, thus becoming the first commercial Christmas cards. ( Full Answer )
You need to check the last posting dates for the differentlocations you are posting to, an be sure to post them before thosedates. So international cards need to be posted before ones goingto your own country.
Your heartfelt wishes on the Christmas cards will make it the best. Moreover, personalizing them or Christmas photo cards can strongly house in the receiver's heart.
London 1843, most modern trappings of Christmas are from Victorian England or Germany. Some from Germany, (xmas tree, advent calendar, tinsel, bauble). Father Christmas (St. Nicholas) is Scandanavian. Some are from America (Santa Claus, Rudolph from May Corp, ad campaigns) Turkey is obviously from A…merica, traditionally in UK it was Goose before Turkey. ( Full Answer )
Christmas cards have nothing to with the holiday but,,, it's just a friendly way to say "merry Christmas"
Tiny Prints offers creative and affordable Christmas cards. Spoonfeddesign offers a gallery of creative Christmas cards to help you design or choose your Christmas cards for the upcoming year.
Christmas cards are greeting cards and Christmas decorations refer to wreaths, holiday lights, Christmas trees, stockings, candles, etc. While many people will use Christmas cards that they receive to display on or "decorate" their fireplace mantel or Christmas tree, Christmas cards are generally no…t considered decorations. Perhaps, the only thing Christmas cards and Christmas decorations have in common is they both are related to Christmas and may have the same design themes such as Christmassy colors (green, red, and white) and motifs (Christmas tree, reindeer, Santa, snow, etc.). ( Full Answer )
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What do you mean mothers first chrisstmas shouldn't it be daddys frist christmas or babys first chrisrtmas cuz the mother had 69 chrismases already shes an expert on cooky christmases
The first Christmas cards were sent in England in 1843. They werefirst send in the United States in 1875. John Callcott Horselyillustrated the first Christmas card, but what inspired him is notknown.
Greetings specific to one religion are not appropriate in the workplace. A non-religious card in which you have written something like "Season's Greetings", "Have a great holiday season", or "Best wishes to you and your family for the New Year" would be generally accepted.
John Callcott Horsley illustrated the very first Christmas card on May 1, 1843 in London. In that year, only 2,050 Christmas cards were produced. The first Christmas cards printed and mailed in the United States happened in 1875 by Louis Prang.
You can purchase custom Christmas cards online from Vista Print. You can customize the photos, size, font, message, and more starting at 10 cards for $4.74 according to their website.
Business Christmas cards can be found in stationary stores like Hallmark, Papyrus and Carlton Cards. They can also be bought online on ebay and Amazon.
Christmas greeting cards usually begin to show up in stores following the celebration of Thanksgiving. Christmas greeting cards are another form of income for stores that sell cards. There are always cards in stores for the next holiday.
Cheap Christmas cards can be purchased online from stores like CardShopDirect and Amazon, you can also custom design your own at Moonpig. High street shops like Card Factory also offer cheap cards, though the availability may be low when off season.
Christmas cards can be printed if one is using a website such as Blue mountain. They provide a very wide ranger of cards and these can be sent electronically or can be printed and sent in the post.
The best deals on Christmas cards are at places that allow you to make your own because that allow a person to design their own cards. By doing this, they are getting the best deal because it is personalized. Online businesses such as VistaPrint, Shutterfly, and Cards Direct offer the personalizat…ion for the customer. The customer is able to pick out the designs and upload a photo to put with it. ( Full Answer )
Christmas card sentiments are those cute and sometimes funny, sometimes sappy printed words that come with Christmas cards. They can be as simple as "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas," or they can wax eloquently poetic about some aspect of the meaning of Christmas.
One can use dog Christmas cards in the same way one would use any other type of Christmas card, Often people who are dog lovers like to send out Christmas cards with pictures of dogs on them. Sometimes one will even have a photo card done of a pet dog and send them to friends and family.
Christmas cards are rarely free although it is possible to buy them very cheaply in the January sales. You can download lots of holiday clipart from the internet to make your own cards, or recycle old cards by cutting them into appropriate pictures and sticking them on new thin card.
There are many places where one can purchase Christmas place cards. Some of the places one can buy Christmas place cards are Amazon and ChristmasTimeUK.
Handmade Christmas cards can be purchased from many places.A few online websites include Pinterest, Amazon and eBay.Some schools have children make them and then sell them at school fairs etc to raise funds for the school.
Most major retailers will be able to provide Christmas card orders. Custom printing services will also provide Christmas card ordering services, with the added ability to completely customize all aspects of the card. One might also consider consulting a photography service, which would both take a p…ortrait for the cards but also likely offer card printing services. ( Full Answer )
There are a few things one can do with Victorian Christmas card. They can be kept and displayed again the following year, or one could sell it on eBay as an antique.
You may be able to find Irish Christmas cards at your local greeting card and stationery outlets such as Hallmark. In addition, there are a number of sites available online that carry a variety of cards including Amazon.
To print out Christmas card is simple. You need cardstock and a printer attached to your computer. You can create cards of your own with a Word or card program you may have installed on your computer or go to a website such as Ecards.
An individual can order a company Christmas card through sources such as, but not limited to, Vista Print, Cards Direct, Gallery Collection, etc. It is also possible for an individual who is talented with a design program to create their own Christmas card.