Merry Christmas, or Fröhliche Weihnachten as they say in Germany. Yesterday, I posted one of the few English Christmas postcards I have.
During the golden age of postcards, around the turn of the last century to the end of World War 1, Christmas postcards were very popular in Canada, the U.K., and U.S.A. (Read about their history at the Washington Post and Collectors Weekly). Gradually, the Christmas greeting card sealed in an envelope that are today’s mainstay replaced the Christmas postcard.
The only place where I still encounter Christmas postcards is from Germany. This is appropriate as German lithographers helped start our tradition by their compelling designs.
I am not sure how common the tradition of sending Christmas postcard is in Germany nowadays, but I still get some every now and then from my German friends or in-laws. Such as this one:
This postcard was unsent but is dated on the back from 1974.
If anyone knows about contemporary Christmas postcard practices in Germany – or anywhere else – please share your experience.
Santa was good to me today as I got a lot of cool, new postcards. I’ll be displaying them here soon.
In the meantime, have a great Christmas!