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 ...

Rememberance Day 2014

Lest we forget.

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Remembrance Day began as a way to honour those fallen in the first world war. Today we celebrate the sacrifices that the men and women of our armed forces have made to preserve our freedoms through many wars and conflicts. Thank you. College Copy Shop. “Though they are gone, they are not forgotten. We will always remember the brave and the fallen. They still stand tall, for us all!” ...

Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween and Trick-or-treating go hand in hand. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats dates back to the Middle Ages. Originally referred to as “guising”, trick-or-treating resembles the medieval custom of poor folk going door to door on Hallowmas, for food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls’ Day. In Canada the practice of ̶ ...

Thanksgiving

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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 ...

Labour Day 2014

Happy Labour Day!

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The Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights on April 15, 1872. The goal was to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking for a nine-hour working day. At this time, trade unions were illegal and striking was seen as a criminal conspiracy to disrupt trade. There was enormous public su ...

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