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Christmas Greetings & Holiday Tidbits

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Exploring the origin of holiday greeting cards People have been sending Christmas cards since 1843 when John Callcott Horsley illustrated the first collection. Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed in London and sold that year for a shilling a piece. In 1875 Louis Prang became the first printer to offer cards in America. Early English cards rarely showed winter or religious themes, instea ...

Creative Print Calendar Ideas

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The new year is just around the corner while it’s the ideal season to set new resolutions and goals for 2019. This advent is the perfect season to invest in a new calendar design for your office or institution. New calendar means new opportunities for various graphic designs! If you are looking for various types and designs of calendars, here are some inspirations for your creative calendar idea ...


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While some researchers state that “there is no compelling narrative of the origins of the Canadian Thanksgiving day”, the first Canadian Thanksgiving is often traced back to 1578 and the explorer Martin Frobisher. Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean, held his Thanksgiving celebration not for harvest but in thanks for surviving the long journe ...

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