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Christmas card

  1. a printed and often decorated card for mailing at Christmas to express good wishes.
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Origin of Christmas card

First recorded in 1880–85
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Historical Examples

  • And is there a girl who would not enjoy an afternoon in the Christmas-card factory?

    The Pansy Magazine, April 1886


  • I think she is just flitter and frosting—just a Christmas-card.

    The Ship Dwellers

    Albert Bigelow Paine

  • And, Margaret, you ought to be able to turn out some Christmas-card verses.

  • In the houses lights began to pink the dark with the trite but irresistible appeal of Christmas-card transparencies.

  • The last letter in my collection seems written almost within measurable distance of the Christmas-card era.

British Dictionary definitions for christmas card

Christmas card

  1. a greeting card sent at Christmas
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