Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The First Christmas card

When was the first Christmas card invented and in what country?
a.                   1843 in England
b.                  1602 in Germany
c.                   1849 in the United States
d.                  1722 in Russia
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   Apples
The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples. At Christmastime, medieval actors would use apples to decorate paradise trees (usually fir trees) during “Paradise Plays,” which were plays depicting Adam and Eve’s creation and fall.

Grossman, John. 2008. Christmas Curiosities: Odd, Dark, and Forgotten Christmas. New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang

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