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    Christmas Cards (Day 17)

    This is a discussion on Christmas Cards (Day 17) within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Christmas cards were first created in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole as he was interested in the newly created Post ...

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      Christmas Cards (Day 17)



      Christmas cards were first created in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole as he was interested in the newly created Post Office. The were sold for a shilling each.

      Since then we've sent literally billions to each other.

      Many convey simple messages of seasonal tidings, some are used to provide a family update.

      Of course many never make it as all too often the person you're sending it to has moved.

      Many do get to their correct destination, but are they always read?

      Well as it happens the Queen did thank a man who has sent her a card every year for the first 60 years of her reign. Sadly he died in 2011, but he did get to meet her in person. Not bad considering she's reportedly sent out around 45,000 cards herself since she became Queen.

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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      And she personally wrote every card by hand!

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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      And she personally wrote every card by hand!
      ..and used to lick the stamps!!

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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      Nah! The Corgis lick the stamps.
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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      I suspect that she will have signed many of them, but there is a machine that can do that for you.

      As for the stamps, I believe that the Palace uses PPI.

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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      PPI? So, it is the Queen who frequently rings me up asking if I ever had PPI!
      The swine!

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      Re: Christmas Cards (Day 17)

      Printed Postage Impressions.

      i.e. ...


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      Actually I stand corrected. I just searched to see if there was an image of a letter from the Palace and they use a franking machine to print the PPI:


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