Christmas cards old and new. A wide range of material from traditional, the Holy Family and a Dickensian Christmas to modern day humour.
They also picture the development of St Nicholas from resembling a member of the clergy to the jolly fellow in the red suit and his flying reindeer. The tradition of present giving predates Christianity as does so many Christmas traditions, but the Church couldn't have Odin, a pagan god doing the work.
Likewise, the flying reindeer are relitively modern, before that, Santa used other means to deliver presents
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