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Merry Christmas to all Our Friends & Customers «356‘le A long-standing tradition, the sending of Christmas greeting cards began in the middle of the 19th century in England’s Vic- torian era. Prior to that time, back as far Who Started the Age-Old Christmas Card Tradition made their appearance together as they should have on the first Christmas card. An original copy of this card is considered very rare, but cop- ies of a facsimile reprint issued as It Ir/tI/ll/Illl/Ir/II/Il, {the western Star Thursday t Dec. 24, 2015 11 § as the Middle Ages, prints with religious themes had been made through the wood engraving process, but never mass pro- duced. The world’s first commercial Christmas card was printed in England in 1843, bearing the message “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.” Designed by 26-year-old John Horsley from an idea sup- plied by Henry Cole, just 1,000 copies were printed. The cards were printed by Jobbins of Warwick Court in London, and hand—colored by a professional “colourer” named Mason. The Christmas cards were sold at Felix Summerly’s Home Trea- sury Office in Old Bond Street, England for one shilling each. in 1955 can still be found today. : e. \. as? "‘ (Ann in celebration at this Cole’s card was printed on stiff cardboard, approximately [5‘ hlefigeh Bfignt, Eng fntgh all 5% by 3%? inches about the Size warm y 0w 0/‘ - of an ordinary postcard. Trellis GI , 11- nut frtgnhg 511th gugtnmgrfi a figrg workand garlands of ivy created mar your ear a rustle frame for a three-panelled _ _ gflflerrg QIItrtztmaz appearance 9“ the a“ The Jami ’59 5050/0}: oblong, Side pieces depicted the D S h k Chifiéfi’le 3°};°2‘.‘°1°t§111m§1 the anJ Jurz'ny [5e ~year deaf na e an ee 1n e un- wa n e n gry.” The center sectigon showed M t I a happy family gathering and & C00 0 O , n C - drinking a toast to Christmas and Chevrolet the New Year, inviting everyone COIdwater, FOWler to Jon] 1n. Kris Lindsay, Manager Goldwater Store 723-2167 408 E. Kansas Greensburg 1-800-247-4265 Coldwater 582-2068 Good deeds and good eating and drinking, two important ele- ments of a Victorian Christmas, Peace on Earth, Good Will toward man. flag from the Board and Staff of Protection Valley Manor (620) 622—4261 Protection Merry Christmas All And to all of you who supported our Christmas Angel titflf‘ . STAR Subscfipfion Due? Send $28 to renew a subscription in Kansas, or $30 ifyou live outside the state. Let us remember While celebrating the blessed event of Christ’s birth, to pause and count our many blessings. This holiday season we want to thank all our friends and patrons, and wish you all a Merry Christmas! Filson Manufacturing 102 S. Broadway 622-4521 Program and Food Banks, may you be doubly blessed during , this Christmas season from the stafl of the Comanche County Health Department 207 S. Washington 582-2431 HE Protection Coldwater