Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ...
Which reminds me to check out, how old this greeting tradition is (source):
  • Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the fourth century the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date that was later adopted in the East.
  • The first Christmas cards were commissioned by Cole in London in 1843.
  • One of the earliest Nativity of Christ images is on this 4th-century sarcophagus. 'Sarcofago di Stilicone' in Sant'Ambrogio basilica in Milan.

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