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Where did the tradition of sending Christmas cards come from

Posted: August 14th, 2013 | Author: | Occasional

Each of us knows the habit of sending to family, friends and acquaintances beautiful, colorful Christmas cards with heartfelt wishes for  Christmas. But do we know where exactly did this tradition come from? It turns out that the custom came to us from the British Isles.  The idea of a Christmas postcard came in 1834 from the Director of Museum of Victoria and Albert in London, Sir Henry Cole.