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This Week in History: Arrow Lakes News Dec. 25

This Week in History: Arrow Lakes News Dec. 25, from our archives.

Origin of Christmas Cards

December 24th, 1931

Sir Henry Cole, an English social and educational reformer, invented the first Christmas card. It was six inches long and four inches wide, and depicted in the panels formed by a leafy trellis two acts of charity – clothing the needy and feeding the hungry.

Local Interests

December 24th, 1931

A turkey shoot will be held at Bowes’ the ranch on Boxing Day (day after Christmas).

Santa Claus

December 21st, 1961


Washington Irving described the merry gift-giver as a tubby little fellow with a jolly manner who sped through the air on a reindeer sleigh. From this interpretation comes the basis for Clement Clark Moore’s beloved “A Visit From St. Nicholas.” Doctor Moore, Professor at a New York Theological Seminary, composed the poem for his children who first head it on Christmas Eve, 1822. “He was dressed all in furs from his head to his foot and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot…he was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.” This was how Doctor Moore saw Santa Claus, and thanks to his vivid characterization, this is how children all over America have pictured him ever since. B.C. Credit Unionist.



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