Tradition of Sending Christmas Cards

Sending Christmas cards is a long-standing tradition for most Canadians, but did you ever wonder where this tradition originated? It all began in the early 19th Century England. It was common for British students to write home to their families shortly before the Christmas season in an effort to share their accomplishments from the term, show off their penmanship, and perhaps persuade their parents that they were deserving of a good Christmas gift.

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Made In YEG

Every month we feature a new local artist or crafts-person to support talent within Edmonton. This allows us to consistently find new local suppliers, and it also gives artists a chance to showcase their craft. Some of these talented locals are already established within the market, while others have never had the chance to sell their product to the public.

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Feature Designer: Card Nest

“Card Nest is a greeting card and stationery brand, creating a range of contemporary and design-focused cards and gift wrap. Working directly with exciting and talented artists from around the world, we produce collections of paper goods that bring joy to both sender and recipient.” Founded in 2014 in Bristol, UK, Card Nest was born out of the desire to share the feeling of receiving a special something in the mail. To be the recipient of a meaningful message is so much sweeter than a digital message, especially in today’s technology focused society.  

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Feature Designer: Sea Urchin Studio

Launched in 2010, Sea Urchin Studio is a boutique design company specializing in playful, imaginative products for children. We were drawn to this product because of their adorable prints and colours.  We were searching for just the right offering of children’s stationery for our clientele. Sea Urchin Studio’s has everything you need with coordinating party invitations, thank you notes, writing paper, stickers and wrapping paper.

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