The first Christmas card was commissioned in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole and showed three generations of a family
On December 24, 1818, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. The carol "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria.
Mincemeat or Mince Pies have a long history, the origins of this Christmas treat can be traced back to the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
“Stille Nacht” became a carol in 1818 when Franz Xaver Gruber added music to a six-stanza poem written by Joseph Mohr in 1816.
There are many traditions and symbols that we associate with Christmas including the Christmas tree, leaving cookies out for Santa Claus, and sending Christmas cards and Christmas presents. If you're like most, you observe all of the traditions which are sacred to your family without a thought about where they originated or why they became so popular in the first place.