Santa Claus, legendary figure who is the traditional patron of Christmas in the United States and other countries, bringing gifts to children. His popular image is based on traditions associated with Saint Nicholas, a 4th-century Christian saint. Father Christmas fills the role in many European countries.
Santa Claus is said to live at the North Pole with his wife, where he spends the year making toys with the help of his elves. There he receives letters from children asking for Christmas gifts.
On Christmas Eve he loads his sleigh with toys and bring gifts to kids in large red sack and flies around the world, drawn by eight reindeer, stopping at each child’s house, he slides down the chimney and leaves the gifts, refreshing himself with the milk and cookies left for him by the household’s children.
Santa Claus brings joy, happiness and excitement in life. Irrespective of the age, people love to see the Santa Claus more than his gift. This is because of his positive aura and peaceful personality.
Christmas is a special time of year where family, friends and loved ones reconnect over shared wishes heartfelt and funny Christmas greeting card messages.
The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a senior civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new ‘Public Record Office’ (now called the Post Office), where he was an Assistant Keeper, and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people.
Christmas Cards appeared in the United States of America in the late 1840s, but were very expensive and most people couldn’t afford them. It 1875, Louis Prang, a printer who was originally from German but who had also worked on early cards in the UK, started mass producing cards so more people could afford to buy them. Mr. Prang’s first cards featured flowers, plants, and children. In 1915, John C. Hall and two of his brothers created Hallmark Cards, who are still one of the biggest card makers today!
Today we are sending Christmas greeting cards in a Digital Age. The popup card is one of change in greeting card industry. Christmas symbols are simulated as a three-dimensional pop-up paper model while the card is open.
Who you are, you will enjoy opening a Christmas card with familiar symbolist such as funny Santa, pictures of reindeer, chimney …
Sending Christmas greeting cards out during the holidays can be simple if you begin early. Start your Christmas card mailing process 3 weeks in advance of Christmas day. Family and friends will very please when you sent them one of this Christmas pop-up card.
References: britannica.com; weknowyourdreams.com; whychristmas.com