Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The First Christmas Card
In yesterday's paper, on the Kid's Page no less, was a discussion of Christmas cards and the first card coming out of mid-19th century England. The card by John Calcott Horsley portrays three images, two of which portray works of mercy, feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.
Imagine no syrupy sweet images of a baby, but acts of charity connected with the birth of Christ.