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What is Christmas without Santa, Gifts and Christmas cards? Christmas cards have been around since 1843 when Sir Henry Cole of London commissioned one. He had also introduced the Penny Post three years earlier. There has been a steady decline in the number of Christmas Cards sent out through snail mail in recent years. However, the number is still close ... Read More »


Thanksgiving  is a uniquely American tradition. A harvest festival, it is also believed that originally it was a day to thank the “native Indian” population who helped the Pilgrims in America with farming, fishing and hunting. Even though there is some dispute, the first Thanksgiving is believed to have taken place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. It ... Read More »