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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Free Santa Picture ... and a little history

A nice old Santa Claus!  This card is interesting because of its greeting: "All Xmas Joys Be Thine."

You might be surprised to see "Xmas" on an antique Victorian-era card, but actually the use of Xmas as an abbreviation for Christmas goes back to the Middle Ages.

The "X" is a cross and stands for "Christ."  It's not modern, and it's not an attempt to "take religion out of Christmas" as some seem to believe.  It's just an old abbreviation.

Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this lovely old image of Santa!

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