The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card
Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.
Do You Know What Your President Signed?
The President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do.
The modern greeting card originated in the middle of the 15th century in the Rhine Valley of medieval Germany. Printed New Year greetings gained in popularity during the 17th and 18th centuries. Queen Victoria’s interest in holiday and special occasion cards helped establish the sending of greeting cards as a regular event. Louis Prang, a color […]
Brothers Joyce and Rollie Hall launched a firm to sell Christmas cards. The line soon expanded to all types of holiday cards. In January 1913, a fire destroyed their entire stock of valentines. Undaunted, the Halls purchased a Kansas City engraving firm a year later and began printing and marketing Hallmark cards. Within two years, Hallmark […]
Christmas Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker The tradition of a month-long Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving was deeply entrenched by the end of the first World War. By the 1930s retailers from small town merchants to large department stores saw Christmas season sales account for 25 percent and […]