Meet The Inventor Of The Christmas Card (Cool Weird Awesome 442)

In 1843, British civil servant Henry Cole wanted a way to send holiday greetings to friends, colleagues and loved ones without having to write letter after letter. And that's where commercial Christmas cards began. Plus: did you know that chili pepper plants were once considered just as festive as poinsettias?

2020-12-23T07:26:53-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

The Terrifying World Of Victorian-Era Christmas Cards (Cool Weird Awesome 199)

Santa Claus stuffing a terrified kid into his bag of presents? Creepy monsters chasing people? A Christmas dinner come to life, with utensils as legs? Meet some of the many terrifying designs for Christmas cards back in the Victorian era. Plus: today is the anniversary of Earthrise, the iconic photo taken by the Apollo 8 crew as they orbited the moon.

2019-12-24T23:49:51-05:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |
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