Posted Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 12:00
Did you know the tradition of the Christmas card dates back to Victorian-era England? Sir Henry Cole commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design a card for the holiday in 1843, and the festive greeting cards were imported to America from England until 1874, when German-born printer Louis Prang produced the first American-made cards. Nineteenth century designs ranged from depictions of Christmas trees and Nativity scenes to cards shaped like bells and candles, or decorated with silk and satin. By the early twentieth century, sending Christmas cards had become a popular custom in...
Posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 10:45
In the Golden Age of Hollywood, studios were fond of unusual promotions to grab the attention of the public. When it came to the holiday season, Paramount Pictures found an especially charming way of spreading the yuletide spirit. In December 1938, Paramount released Little Orphan Annie, the second big screen adaptation of the popular Depression-era comic strip of the same name.