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(AP)   One of the very first Christmas cards ever produced, which was 162-years-old, sells for $16,000 at auction   (apnews.myway.com) divider line 37
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2005-12-03 03:03:49 PM  
Bullocks! I have a fruit cake that's older.
 
2005-12-03 04:52:40 PM  
That's funny, it says Happy Holidays!
 
2005-12-03 04:55:34 PM  
Money's short times are hard, here's your farking christmas card.

How quaint. =)
 
2005-12-03 04:58:21 PM  
WMWUIO:

bullshiat. where is that in TFA?
 
2005-12-03 04:58:44 PM  
Isn't Christmas like 2000 years old? But the oldest card is 163 years old?

Hm.
 
2005-12-03 04:59:20 PM  
Where the hell did the headline go? I swear I just saw it
 
2005-12-03 04:59:29 PM  
 
2005-12-03 05:00:15 PM  
Oh now it's back, there seem to be a glitch in the matrix
 
2005-12-03 05:00:30 PM  
...Jakki Brown, editor and co-owner of "Progressive Greetings" magazine and general secretary of the Greeting Card Association.

wow. just....wow..
 
2005-12-03 05:03:58 PM  
In today's political climate, "Christmas" is considered declasse.

"Holiday" is the PC term now.

/Happy Holidays!
 
2005-12-03 05:06:41 PM  
And Bill O'Reilly claims the lib'ruls want to eat the card. That's right - eat it.
 
2005-12-03 05:07:34 PM  
happy non denominational time of the season ?
 
2005-12-03 05:08:02 PM  
Theres a town in Nova Scotia that made it some kind of law that the month of December be called "The Christams season" and that no other name be used to describe it. I.E. "the holiday season"
 
2005-12-03 05:12:20 PM  
Whats with people from the 19th century? It's called an automobile folks

/Grinds my gears
//i find slashies amusing
///Happy Festivus
 
2005-12-03 05:14:15 PM  
 
2005-12-03 05:15:09 PM  
People actually paid that much money for a piece of paper?
 
2005-12-03 05:22:37 PM  
Happy Festivus to all !
 
2005-12-03 05:30:26 PM  
So the card was 162 years old. Is it 160 years old now? Or was it destroyed and is no longer?
 
2005-12-03 05:38:17 PM  
elwhoppo

Theres a town in Nova Scotia that made it some kind of law that the month of December be called "The Christams season" and that no other name be used to describe it. I.E. "the holiday season

That's horrible. Did Jews have to say it was The Christams season as they celebrated Chanukah? Were they allowed to celebrate Chanukah?

I'm not going to Goodwin this thread, but damn.
 
2005-12-03 05:43:18 PM  
One of the very first Christmas cards ever produced, which was 162-years-old, sells for $16,000 at auction

That just seems to be a really long and overly conversational way of saying:

162 year old Christmas card sells for $16,000 at auction.

So why not just go all out and do it like my 10 year old neighbor would say it:

There was this Christmas card? One of the first ever produced? And it was 162 years old? And it sold at an auction? And it sold for $16,000.

/Bah? Humbug?
 
2005-12-03 05:43:40 PM  
This card has ceased to be!
 
2005-12-03 06:04:25 PM  
Hmm, Happy Winter Solstice everyone..
 
2005-12-03 06:09:24 PM  
Leave it to the damn Christians to invent a CHRISTMAS card.

/have never recieved a Happy Chanuka card
//or a Rockin' Ramadan card
///would not be offended by either
 
2005-12-03 06:10:14 PM  
/useless without pix.
 
rpm
2005-12-03 06:35:14 PM  

Things haven't changed in 162 years.

The card drew some criticism from prudish Victorians because it shows some of the family enjoying a glass of wine
 
2005-12-03 06:51:05 PM  
Thus began the rabid commercialization of Christmas.


A Blessed Yule to all.
 
2005-12-03 07:12:41 PM  
Wait a minute, no one is asking the most important question: How could Santa be over 162 years old?
Pffft. Morans. I'm starting to think the rumor about Santa not exist may be true.
 
2005-12-03 07:13:26 PM  
^ I meant, "existing".
 
2005-12-03 08:37:09 PM  
mookiedood
162 year old Christmas card sells for $16,000 at auction.

But that doesn't say it was one of the first produced. So it probably should have said, "162-year old Christmas, er, Holiday, er, Christmas card, one of the first ever produced, sells for $16,000 at auction."
 
2005-12-03 08:51:05 PM  
annoyed_grunt Isn't Christmas like 2000 years old? But the oldest card is 163 years old?

Erm, well 1st... Christian didn't celebrate "Christmas" for a very very very long time. Then basicaly, they decided to eliminate the pagan midsummer solstice celebration and replace it with their celebration of the birth of Christ.

The original event celebrated on December 25th was marking the consecration of the ancient world's largest sun god statue, the 34m tall, 200 ton Colossus of Rhodes.

A Roman Emporer sometime in the 4th century decreed the celebration for Christ's birth would take the place of the traditional celebration. So Christmas has been celebrated for around 1600 years, not 2000.
 
2005-12-03 09:23:23 PM  
... which was too-many-unnecessary-hyphens, sells ...

/sorry, copy reader
 
2005-12-03 09:59:38 PM  
jasroc

I know, I was hoping to stir debate. Still, for a 1600 year old holiday you'd think there would be more artifacts. Must have something to do with the fact that it was considered an unholy pagan holiday until like 1800 and was banned from a ton of places.

But oh, we need to put the "christ" back into christmas. Hmmmm.
 
2005-12-03 10:31:31 PM  
And then Brewster mailed it to the accounting firm.
 
2005-12-03 10:38:18 PM  
I didn't RTFA, but I have a feeling this has more to do with the creation of the postal service than with the creation of Christmas.
 
2005-12-03 11:27:20 PM  
Merry Kwanza and a blessed Jihad!
 
2005-12-04 12:30:12 AM  
I usually buy my Christmas cards after the holiday they are cheeper.
 
2005-12-04 05:15:18 AM  
Raptor_1.4G:

Merry Kwanza and a blessed Jihad!

Ramadan was last month, you insensitive clod!
 
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