Did you know the tradition of the Christmas card dates back to Victorian-era England? Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design a card for the holiday in 1843, and the festive greeting cards were imported to America from England until 1874, when German-born printer Louis Prang produced the first American-made cards. Nineteenth century designs ranged from depictions of Christmas trees and Nativity scenes to cards shaped like bells and candles, or decorated with silk and satin.
By the early twentieth century, sending Christmas cards had become a popular custom in Britain and the United States, and many movie stars joined in on the tradition. As seen here, cards sent from Hollywood often incorporated images of the stars and their families for a more personalized greeting. Here are a few of our favorites: at the top, Princess Grace of Monaco (the former Grace Kelly) and family; above, “It” Girl Clara Bow; and below, Jayne Mansfield and her children (including Mariska Hargitay, in blue floral dress), and Elvis Presley and Colonel Tom Parker.
Jayne Mansfield’s two girls: Jayne Marie Mansfield and Mariska Hargitay at Mariska’s Star Walk of Fame ceremony in November of 2013. Mariska is standing on her star while Jayne Marie is standing on their mother’s star.
It was a big day for all three ladies- Jayne Marie’s birthday, Mariska’s Walk of Fame and Jayne’s legacy being remembered.
Joe Jonas and girlfriend Gigi Hadid, “Bad Blood” video star Mariska Hargitay, Debby Ryan, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Mark Wahlberg, who brought his daughter Ella to the show as a birthday present, were among the stars attending the show. Swift’s family was also backstage, snapping pics with fans and special guests. Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson shared his excitement at meeting the singer before the show on Instagram.
Celebrity guests at 1989 tour LA night 1 (ET Online)
02/25/2015 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : A LITERARY ICON’S LIFE BECOMES A TABLOID HEADLINE
Celebrity author Walter Briggs (guest star Robert Vaughn) is the focus of a feud between his sixth wife, Charmaine (guest star Marcia Cross), and his daughters from previous marriages (guest stars Emily Bergl and Susan Pourfar). The fight over control for both his well-being and his estate becomes a criminal case when Charmaine is accused of abusing her husband. Meanwhile, Barba (Raul Esparza) struggles with his own family drama when he goes against his grandmother’s wishes. Also starring Mariska Hargitay (Sgt. Olivia Benson), Danny Pino (Det. Nick Amaro), Kelli Giddish (Det. Amanda Rollins), Peter Scanavino (Det. Sonny Carisi). Also guest starring Susie Essman (Counselor Arlene Heller), Jennifer Van Dyck (Dr. Brenda Tedroe), Mercedes Ruehl (Lucia Barba) and Judith Delgado (Katerine).