Christmas

Personalized Christmas Stamps Make Letters Fun

These days, there are a lot of ways to personalize your family Christmas letters and make them more fun. You can add photos, create your own background, or send your letter digitally. You can also decorate the outside of your envelope with personalized Christmas stamps. On Zazzle, you can either create your own personalized stamps…

Go Green with An Electronic Christmas Letter

Christmas letters are a great way to stay in touch with family and friends during the holidays, but printing them out and sending them through the mail isn’t a very eco-friendly process. Fortunately, there is now an easy way to create a colorful, fun, personalized electronic Christmas letter online. It’s easy and requires no special…

How to Get a Santa Claus, Indiana Postmark

All post offices are busy during the Christmas holidays, as families and friends send Christmas cards and letters to one another. But few post offices are as busy as the one in Santa Claus, Indiana. Since 1983, this small post office has been offering Santa postmarks for holiday mail. Customers love this free service! During…

History of the First U.S. Christmas Stamp

During the holidays, Americans love to send Christmas cards and letters. In fact, we send about 2 billion greeting cards at this time of year. And many of them are affixed with colorful Christmas postage stamps produced by the US Postal Service for the occasion. It’s hard to imagine a time when these festive seasonal…

How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Why is it that cats love to lie in the middle or whatever you’re doing? This one apparently wanted to help wrap the gifts. He had no idea he was about to become a gift. In this short Christmas video, a very tolerant cat just hangs out while his owner wraps him in Christmas paper…

Little Drummer Boy Lyrics

The Little Drummer Boy is a popular Christmas song (originally known as “Carol of the Drum”) that was written in 1941 and recorded 14 years later by the 1955 by the Trapp Family Singers. The song became so popular that an animated TV special by the same name was created and released in 1968. Here…

Printable Reindeer Food Poem

Here’s an easy, quick Christmas craft kids will love. As we all know, Santa’s reindeer have to work very hard on Christmas Eve. They work up quite an appetite helping Santa deliver gifts all over the world, but they don’t really like the cookies and milk most kids leave out for Santa. They’d really prefer…

The History of Christmas Stockings

Clement Moore immortalized the line, “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” with his famous Christmas poem, “The Night Before Christmas.” But how did the tradition of hanging stockings on Christmas Eve get started? Saint Nicholas One possible reason for the Christmas stocking tradition may be related to Saint Nicholas, the real figure…

Jesus Candy Cane Poems

Were candy canes invented as a way to remind people at Christmas of Jesus’ sacrifice? While history doesn’t seem to support this idea completely, the shape of today’s candy canes does have religious roots. A choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany is thought to be the first person to turn straight white candy sticks…