Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cards by Cindy Flores Martinez


Here’s some interesting Christmas card trivia:

-- The first commercial Christmas card was produced in London in 1843 when Sir Henry Cole commissioned artist John Callcott Horsley to create what’s known as, "The Christmas Card". (see image below)




-- In 1874, Louis Prang from the lithograph firm Prang and Mayer began selling Christmas cards in the United States. Some call him the "father of the American Christmas card".

-- Fast forward to today, approximately 1.3 billion Christmas cards are sent every year according to Hallmark.

-- Etiquette experts say that the best time to send Christmas cards is by mid-December.

-- The post office has designated December 20, 2016 as the last day to send a Christmas card through first class mail in order to reach its destination in the U.S. before Christmas.




What about you? Have you already sent your Christmas cards?


*****Have a Merry Christmas!*****


Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes sweet, Christian and Spanish romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at www.cindyfloresmartinez.com




7 comments:

  1. I really don't send Christmas cards anymore. My husband will send a few out to his family members who send us one.

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    1. Me neither. I like sending gif animated Christmas images through text message, or e-cards.

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  2. I send both ecards and snailmail Christmas cards.

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    1. Me too. I read that e-cards replaced paper cards for a while, but people have gone back to sending mostly paper cards.

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  3. I haven't sent my cards yet, but I send cards every year to people we've known in the eleven states where we have lived. It's nice to keep in touch even if only one time a year.

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  4. I haven't sent me cards. Yet. :) I'd better get moving!

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  5. I haven't sent mine yet! Yikes!

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