The Wildly Popular Custom of Christmas Greetings

There is a rumor going around that nobody sends Christmas cards any more. Some say the days of stamping envelopes and receiving cards are done.

Don’t believe every rumor you hear.

In this merry episode we explore the ancient — and still wildly popular — custom of Christmas greetings.

Of course, the average historian will take you back to the 1840’s to give you the history of Christmas greetings. That’s dumb.

Christmas greetings actually go back way before Christ. In fact, they are among the oldest of Christmas traditions.

Better still: greetings are a tradition that continues to grow in popularity.

This fascinating trip back in Christmas time just might restore your will to buy, write and stamp cards for sending.

One thought on “The Wildly Popular Custom of Christmas Greetings

  • September 21, 2018 at 1:44 am
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    I can say that in Sweden, sending Christmas cards is all but dead. We only get three per year and all from friends outside Sweden: the UK, the Netherlands, and Belgium from very close friends and my cousin. What you do get if you leave your phone on all night on Christmas Eve, is a million “merry christmas” messages from all your contacts. We turn our phones off until about noon on Christmas Day.

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