Christmas Card Day
"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas."

When: December 9th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Send out an email or text message request to all your friends, family and associates asking for updated addresses so you can send out a Christmas card this year.  Take the annual family photo and make in the form of a card to send out.  Summon your inner creativity and craft a unique custom card to send.


Strength in numbers...there are over 3,000 greeting card publishers in America. 


Going as far back as 1611 Christmas Cards have been sent to one another to commemorate the Christmas holiday.  The traditional Christmas card is a greeting usually sent as part of the celebration of Christmas to wish people joy and happiness and a happy new year.  Most Christmas cards are mailed out a few weeks before the holiday so that people can display them in prominent places around the home such as on top of fireplaces. One of the most popular greetings is "wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year".  Often if the sender and/or recipient is Christian, the card might contain a bible verse or religious theme. The first modern Christmas card was created by John Calcott Horsley.
Popular designs on the Christmas Cards include depictions of the Nativity of Jesus, the Star of Bethlehem or a white dove that represents Peace. Some people take the time to create something funny or memorable that might include something happen during the year or a personal experience that the recipient and sender share.  Its a great tradition and fun to see and read all the cards that you get for the holiday and the various ways you might choose to display them.

Interesting Facts

  1. Over 2 billion Christmas cards are sent in the US each year.
  2. The White House and U.S. Presidents have an historical tradition of creating an Official White House Christmas Card.
  3. Hallmark is credited as creating the style of Christmas Cards that most of us recognize today with the fold and crease in the middle.
  4. In the modern day starting around 1996, some people starting sending out digital versions of Christmas Cards called E-Cards.
  5. Christmas Cards are used by many business to give a year in thanks and special greeting to clients, customers and employees.


  • December 9th
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