August 11, 2008 1:00pm CST
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD Did you know that in 1843 Sir Henry Cole wanted to send some friends a message to wish them a happy christmas.He hired an artist to draw a picture of a large family sitting around a table enjoying a meal. This was the very first Christmas card. now billions of them are sent every year. And I saw the first ones in a shop in July!! Also in July they were also selling back to school stuff and the schools hadn't even finished!!
12 Sep 08
Hi ya Anne18 I did know the story but I had no clue what year it was and that it was Sir Henry Cole that started it all off. I too saw Christmas cards in the shops in July and the kids hadn't even gone back to school. I thought this was so wrong, halloween comes before Christmas!!