Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!

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Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson and Harvard University student Dennis Hayes celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22 in 1970. It has spread worldwide over the past 40 + years. More than 6 million Canadians join 500 million people in over 180 countries in staging events and projects to address local environmental issues. Nearly every school child in Canada takes part in an Earth Day activity. ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is observed each year on March 17 and invokes the spirit of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that Patrick was born in Scotland and in his early teens, was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. Patrick escaped, went back to Britain, entered the priesthood, was ordained as a bishop, returned to the Emerald Isle and traveled across the country. Leg ...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day (named after an early Christian martyr) is observed every February 14. A tradition dating back to the third century, the holiday is now celebrated by showing love, affection and appreciation for others with gifts (usually candy or flowers) or cards. According to Roman legend, during the third century a Christian man known as Valentinus was imprisoned for his Christian belief ...

Greeting Cards

Christmas Card Beginnings

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College Copy Shop Presents: Christmas Card Beginnings. 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 ...

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