I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol



Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees, over 20 in all shapes and sizes!!

The majority of my Christmas decorations are placed in the same spot every year and I know that this is not what most Decorator's care for but it is like seeing old friends again when I decorate each year for Christmas.......

I do try to add a few new things and change up things a bit but for the most part, these decorations are part of my Christmas traditions and I will not change them until I can no longer decorate like I do......

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Rudolph Day! The History of the Christmas Card

It's the 25th of the month meaning it is Rudolph Day again!

I was looking through some of the old magazines that I have saved over the years and came across this one....

And I found this article that I thought I would share with you....

This is the history of the Christmas Card....

Please ENLARGE so you can read.....

Last year, Joe bought Christmas cards at Wegman's Grocery Store.

They were originally $16.00....

They were 50 cents a box!!

That is 96% off!!!!

What a deal!! I now have enough Christmas cards to last us for several years. I sent out about 65 cards each season and I keep picking them up on Clearance...

I was sent this a few years ago and I loved it so I thought I would share it with you:

Merry Christmas

" I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book
and every year at Christmas time, I go and take a look.

And that is when I realize that these names are a part , not of
the book they're written in, but of my very own heart.

For once, you've met somebody, the years cannot erase
the memory of a pleasant word or smiling, friendly face.

So never think my Christmas cards are just a mere routine
of names upon a Christmas List forgotten in between.

For when I send a Christmas Card that is addressed to you,
it's because you're on that list of folks that I'm indebted to.

And every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
One of the biggest gifts Life can give is meeting Folks like you!

And may the Spirit of Christmas that forever and ever endures
leave it's richest Blessings in the heart of YOU AND YOURS!! "


This was printed on Christmas computer paper with a matching envelope.
Another alternative to the traditional Christmas card!

It might be an idea for Christmas 2013.....

I want to THANK all my fellow Bloggers who are joining in on The Celebration of Christmas in July here at A Debbie-Dabble Christmas!

So many great Christmas ideas are being shared from Recipes, to Decorating, to Books , to Crafts and even Movies and Music!

Just a reminder to those Celebrating with me to PLEASE visit your fellow participants and spread the Christmas Spirit by leaving comments!!

The Christmas in July Celebration is going on all month but I do plan on continuing to post at least once a week on this, my Christmas Blog until the season starts!!

If you would like to join in by linking up your Christmas blog or just a Christmas in July post, please let me know and I will add a link to my Side Bar listing those that are participating!

I will be linking up to these parties:

Cowgirl Up! Christmas in July Party

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Knick of Time Tuesday
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Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!



  1. Hi Debbie,
    What a great deal on those cards! I hope we can spot a deal like that because this year, Hubby plans to give out Christmas cards to all of his customers. That will be almost three hundred cards this year and that is not counting those I send out personally! Charming post!


  2. Debbie your husband sure got a great deal on those christmas cards! They are so pretty.
    I'm off to visit some of the other christmas blogs.

  3. You sure can't beat the deal your hubby found on those Christmas cards! You can't make them for that.

    I've been trying to work on Christmas items for a mid-Fall craft show I do. I like to read your blog to help get me in that frame of mind.I've even had some of the books you've posted about in the Spirit of Christmas collection. I still have a few.

  4. We had a few Christmas in July sales over here this month and I found some gorgeous Christmas cards for half price! I also found some really sweet decorations too!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi at my Christmas blog! As you would have seen I have neglected my poor old Christmas blog a bit but now it's Rudolph day and Christmas in July will be posting more regularly. If you don't mind adding my post/blog to your sidebar I would be thrilled! I'll add a link to your blog in my post.

    If you have a moment to spare please pop by my main blog (Natasha in Oz and maybe you could link up this post to my weekly Say G'Day party! The link is here if you'd like to join in. http://www.natashainoz.com/2012/07/say-gday-saturday-decadent-double.html

    Take care and Happy Christmas in July!

    Best wishes,

  5. Hi Debbie!
    What a great deal on those pretty Christmas cards!! I love the poem as well....I just posted my Christmas in July tonight and I would love to be added to your side bar. I'm off to visit the other participants! Have a wonderful night dear.... (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  6. Yes please link up my Christmas blog!!! :-) I love your site!!!


  7. I have been slacking for quite a few months. Hoping to get busy with my blog now.

    I enjoy coming here, you share the most wonderful things!

    Have a great day Debbie! (Oh, and I think I misread your comment on my blog before so disreagard that e-mail I sent.) :o)

  8. I just love it when people put their whole heart and soul into decorating at Christmas. I'm always sad when I have to pack up my decorations... I feel my house is naked!

  9. I love discovering the history behind traditions! Thanks for sharing the story of the Christmas card!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, too. Hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage


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