Monday, December 09, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 12-09 Christmas Card Day

Click here to download you Christmas Card Day card.
Okay, I admit it, I'm a Christmas junkie.  December 9 is Christmas Card Day, honoring the inimitable Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874), an English printer who created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843. Up until recently, everybody sent each other Christmas cards through the mail at Christmas time. While sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular, many people have started sending free Ecards. You can customize them and give animated Ecards as well as electronic traditional cards. Besides, it's a lot of fun. Today is also a really good day to send your Christmas cards if you're going to mail them.  This was probably the date, Henry Cole marketed his first commercial Christmas cards, but I'm not sure about that.

Today's a good day to send your favorite Christmas card recipient this free, printable, downloadable Christmas Card Day card. Just click on the caption below the picture of the Christmas card.  The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs.  Download the file. Don't try to print the file from within Google Docs. I use a lot of fonts and Google Docs doesn't seem to like them very much.  Instead, click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "download" and copy the file to your own computer. Open it with Adobe PDF Reader or whatever PDF reader you prefer.  Print the card from there and it should be fine.

This is a side fold card, so when you print it, be sure to select "landscape" and if you have two-sided printing, choose "flip on the short side" so that the inside of the card is the same way up as the outside. 

© 2013 by Tom King

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