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A Short History of Christmas Cards
How long do you think people have been sending Christmas cards? If you guessed 'not that long,' then you are right. In the history of the holiday, the Christmas card is a modern invention. The first attested date of Christmas celebrated on December 25 was in 336 during the reign of Emperor Constantine, the first Christian Roman Emperor. The custom of sending out Christmas cards to family and friends during the holiday season, however, did not arise until 1843, 15 centuries after the first Christmas celebrations. The custom of sending Christmas cards began in 1843 in the United Kingdom with