Christmas Card Day

On December 9, we honor Sir Henry Cole (1818 – 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas card in 1843, likely around this date.

When I was a kid, my mother had a huge Christmas card list. It took her ages to get all the cards ready, particularly since she wrote notes in many of them. Others of us in the family were often dragged in to help stamp and address the cards, or as a child, I remember being set down to lick the envelopes. Of course, nowadays, most people’s lists are much shorter, partly because the price of stamps have gone up so much, and partly because folks just lead much busier lives. We no longer have many stay-at-home Moms. Ecards are also much more popular now, and it’s especially helpful to have a place to go when you have forgotten someone and need to send a card right away.

So however long your list, today is the day to make a start on those cards, unless you are like some and decide it’s simply too busy at this time of year, so you will send cards at New Years.

And let me hasten to add that although Christmas is the holiday I celebrate, you can also buy cards for HanukkahKwanzaaDiwali, Yule, and probably any other holiday you celebrate at this time of year.

Here’s hoping you get many wonderful cards this year!


Below are a few quotes and sayings suitable for Christmas cards in case you make your own, as I do, or are looking for suitable sentiments to put in an ecard. Many of them have unknown authors. You can also find a whole section of Christmas quotes on the Quote Lady Website.

May you have
The gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
Ada V. Hendricks

If I could wish a wish for you,
it would be for peace and happiness
not only now, but for the whole year through!
Catherine Pulsifer

From home to home, and heart to heart,
from one place to another.
The warmth and joy of Christmas,
brings us closer to each other.
Emily Matthews

As you celebrate the miracle of this special season may your heart be filled with joy and peace. May blessings of the holiday linger in your home and stay with you throughout the year.

Dear Santa, I can explain…

Keep calm and jingle on.

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

During this wonderful Season of Christmas, I wish you happiness, joy and good times that last into the new year!

Have a magical holiday season.

Have a lovely Christmas day!

I hope Santa is good to you this year because you only deserve the best.

May God bless you and your family on this very special day. Merry Christmas, with love from all of us.

May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love.

May your Christmas be filled with joyful noise!

May your home and heart glow with the magic of Christmas!

Peace, good will and happiness for you at Christmas and always

The Magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends, like you!

To a joyful present and a well-remembered past. Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a magnificent New Year.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas touched with wonder and filled with love.

Wishing you peace, joy, and all the best the holiday has to offer. May this incredible time of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year.

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