Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Gift of A Holiday Letter

In 1843, an enterprising gentleman by the name of Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Halcott Horsely to design the cover for the first commercial Christmas card. Pictured above, notice the small child joining in the wine infused revelry. Leave to a Zazzle vendor to have a drawing of the card available for purchase.

It is good to be back. DiamondBarPatch.com just published my article Send the Gift of Holiday Letter on the art and history of a great Christmas Card, which now extends to all the holidays of the season.  In the age of the Internet, personalizing the message with images is easy. In 2009, the informal portrait of Gerry and I with Tahoe, Vegas, Reno and Quila was featured in our own letter.

Do you send holiday cards?


OldLady Of The Hills said...

Such a sweet picture of you and Gerry and 'the kids'....! I LOVE their names...!

I am inconsistant about cards and everything else to do with Christmas, too, these last couple of years....I think my Health Issues have kind of put a damper on my energy and my enthusiasm, too. So....I didn't do anything last year and I probably won't this year, either, Sorry to say...
But I do love getting cards..(Talk about selfish...lol)

nikkipolani said...

That is one sweet photo, Lydia. Hope your dear one is healing well. Yes, I send Christmas cards with a short bullet-point-style year-end review.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Cute, happy photo. Merry Christmas.