Christmas cards…but why?

so i’ve just made some christmas cards and was signing them when this thought came into my mind.. *why do we send eachother christmas cards?*

so i searched it up a bit and came up with this:

“The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant (Government worker) who was very interested in the new ‘Public Post Office’ and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people.”

apparently this guy had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and sold them for 1 shilling each.

These days, cards have all sorts of pictures on them: jokes, winter pictures, Santa Claus or romantic scenes of life in past times. Charities often sell their own Christmas Cards as a way raising money at Christmas.

You can buy christmas cards, or make them on your own!

but not everyone loves christmas cards… infact, alot of people in the UK today think that Christmas cards are a “waste of time and money.”

its also estimated that 1 billion Christmas cards, (17 for every man, woman and child in the UK), could end up in bins this Christmas!!!

“From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25%.”

which means that £££ are lost,  time, AND it cant be too fab for the environment…

whats down comes up people! –Amy


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