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Woman Sent a Christmas Card in '41. It's Been Sent Every Year Since

Nebraska woman first sent it to her cousin 76 years ago in tradition that outlived one of them

(Newser) - For three quarters of a century, the same Christmas card featuring a Scottish man in a kilt has made its way through the mail either to or from a Nebraska woman. It began in 1941, reports the Kearney Hub , when Lois Margaret Frandsen of Dannebrog sent the card to her... More »

Prince William Continues a Christmas Tradition

Family releases a Christmas card

(Newser) - Prince William and Kate have continued their holiday tradition of releasing a family Christmas card. The new one features the royal parents along with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, all of them clad in blue, notes People . The image was shot earlier this year at George's fourth birthday... More »

Kansas Woman's Topical Christmas Card Goes Viral

She invokes plight of Syrian refugees

(Newser) - Whitney Roberts Logan hasn't felt quite as "merry" this season as she did when she wrote that one word on her Christmas card last year. With the number of Syrians killed in that nation's civil war estimated at near half a million, as PBS reported earlier this... More »

Here It Is: the Royal Holiday Card

William and Kate wish you a very merry Christmas

(Newser) - It's a lot easier to get your holiday cards out on time if you just tweet them out to the world at large: "Merry Christmas from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte," Kensington Palace tweeted Friday, along with a new family photo... More »

This Princess Is Going to Disney World

Safyre Terry, 8, captured the world's heart after her plea for Christmas cards

(Newser) - The story of Safyre Terry , an 8-year-old who lost her entire family in an arson fire more than two years ago, touched the world. After the little girl's request for Christmas cards went viral—more than 300,000 letters have flooded her mailbox since—she got another surprise Monday:... More »

Man Sends Christmas Cards to Queen, Gets Noticed

He sent them to Elizabeth II for 60 years

(Newser) - If you're a commoner who wants to get Queen Elizabeth II's attention, apparently it is possible, but it will take decades of work. In a touching Facebook post pointed out by Mashable , Andrew Simes writes that his grandfather had always made it a point to send a Christmas... More »

Whole Family Packs Heat in Lawmaker's Xmas Card

Even Michele Fiore's grandson holds a handgun

(Newser) - Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has wished America a merry Christmas from her, her family, and their guns. In a Christmas card posted on her Facebook page , the Republican lawmaker poses with family members who are holding an assortment of firearms, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal , which notes that Fiore is... More »

Dying Girl, 6, Gets Mountain of Christmas Cards, Parade

This may be Addie Fausett's last Christmas

(Newser) - Addie Fausett inexplicably stopped growing when she was 3, and at now, at 6 and with her illness still undiagnosed, she's expected to live just one more year. Unpredictable outbursts are among her symptoms, so she can't play with any children other than her two sisters—and for... More »

Dying Girl Flooded With Christmas Cards

Addie Fausett of Utah isn't expected to see another holiday

(Newser) - If doctors are correct that 6-year-old Addie Fausett of Utah won't live to see another Christmas, her family has arranged to make her last one memorable. When Addie, who stopped growing at age 3, said she wanted to have friends like her older sisters, her grandmother took to Facebook... More »

Thanks So Much for Your Holiday Card! It Stinks

Friends, family don't even bother to write a note: Eric Hoover

(Newser) - Notice how impersonal and self-promotional holiday cards are these days? "Today’s cards may appear more personalized—with photos of spouses, kids and pets," Eric Hoover writes at the Washington Post . Yet on the backside of each card, "I usually find no trace of ink, no original... More »

Kardashians' 'Dystopian' Christmas Card Cost $250K

Oh, and it took 3 days. Merry Kri ... oh, never mind

(Newser) - Every year, the Kardashian-Jenner clan comes together to take a ridiculous picture and slap it on a Christmas card that they then do not send to normals like you. And this year, that Christmas card cost $250,000 to make, thanks to the fancy photographer they used ... and it took... More »

Police Chief Sends Crooks Holiday Cards

Complete with image of gun-totin' Santa in bulletproof vest

(Newser) - Criminals in a Canadian city will be receiving an unexpected Christmas card this year ... from the police chief. The card being sent out this week to "prolific offenders, property offenders, and persons known for drug and gang activity" feature the chief wearing a Santa suit (and a bulletproof vest... More »

Palin Rips Obama Family Holiday Card

What, did you expect her to like it?

(Newser) - Is someone a little put out that she didn’t get a holiday card from the first family? Sarah Palin was recently on Fox News criticizing the Obama family’s pic , noting that the card—which features Bo Obama in front of a White House fireplace—focuses on the dog... More »

Facebook May Kill Christmas Letters

... but there's a way to save them

(Newser) - As Francine Kiefer sat down to write her annual Christmas letter this year, it struck her that friends and family already knew all the stuff she was putting down on paper—courtesy of Facebook. Looks like the days of this annual rite might be numbered, she laments in the Christian ... More »

Holiday Greetings Should Come From the Hand

Lousy handwriting is no excuse for e-cards, writes Meghan Daum

(Newser) - Meghan Daum is sick of receiving e-cards with dancing Santas and singing snowmen instead of real Christmas cards, and she's got a theory why people are sending so many of them. It's not laziness or a wish to save paper, it's because too many people—including herself—have let the... More »

UK Chain Yanks 'Anti-Redhead' Xmas Card

Mom complains about card poking fun at 'gingers'

(Newser) - British supermarket giant Tesco has yanked a card from its shelves that poked fun at redheads after complaints from the outraged, red-haired mother of three redheaded daughters. The company said the card—which pictured a red-headed toddler with Santa and the words "Santa loves all kids. Even ginger ones"... More »

RNC Hopeful Sends Out 'Barack the Magic Negro'

Saltsman puts Obama song on holiday CD

(Newser) - A candidate for chair of the Republican National Committee has included a song called “Barack the Magic Negro” in a Christmas mailing, the Hill reports. Chip Saltsman said, “RNC members have the good humor and good sense to recognize” that the song, written by Paul Shanklin and sung... More »

Happy Holidays, the Hef Way

Christmas card features twins who traded mug shots for topless pix

(Newser) - Leave it to Hugh Hefner to send out X-rated holiday cards. The Playboy founder’s greetings feature his twin "girlfriends" topless, reports Us magazine. In his signature robe, Hef is flanked by Karissa and Kristina Shannon “wearing” body-painted shirts with “Hef” emblazoned across their breasts. The pair... More »

Xmas Cards Reflect Country's Somber Mood

Glitzy cards picturing holiday excess are out; simple and traditional is in

(Newser) - Greeting card companies have noticed a big shift in what Americans want from their season’s greetings this year, the Wall Street Journal reports. As economic worries mount, glitzy holiday cards have fallen out of favor fast. Designers have made this year's cards more traditional, deepening reds and greens and... More »

Joker Sends Holiday Cards From Afterlife

88-year-old pulls one last prank on family and friends

(Newser) - Chet Fitch got the last laugh on family and friends again, this time from beyond the grave. The 88-year-old, who died in the fall, arranged to have 34 Christmas cards sent this year, all marked with a return address of Heaven. "I asked Big Guy if I could sneak... More »

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