Archive for December 20th, 2010

2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 20th

Monday, December 20th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 20

"Hall & Oates singing Jingle Bell Rock"

December 20, 2010: 05 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

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Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/20)

Monday, December 20th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 20 : 05 days till Christmas

Did you know that the tradition of sending Christmas cards began during the Victorian period?

A British artist named John Horsely was commissioned by the British Postal Service to design the first-ever Christmas card. His illustrated card featured an inscription familiar today: “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You”.

Did you know that Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States?

The US Postal Service expects to deliver 16.6 billion letters, packages and cards between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

~ Still need to send Christmas Cards? Check out our selection of Christmas eGreeting cards ~

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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(December 20) Today we’re celebrating. . .  Cathode-Ray Tube Day

Monday, December 20th, 2010


Cathode-Ray Tube Day
Were would we be with out the Cathode-Ray Tube? No old school computer monitors! No video monitors and TVs! Oh the horror!

So give a shout-out today to the developers that brought us the world, long before the LCD and plasma screens of today.

Photo Credit: via Flickr.

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