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Greetings cards (1st of 3)

Greetings cards

It took over 150 years for New Zealanders of British descent to think of Christmas as a summer, not a winter festival. This Christmas card, printed in New Zealand in the mid-20th century, shows the traditional English holly and a gas lamp.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-CARDS-Christmas-Tombs-01

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How to cite this page:

Terry Hearn, 'English - Popular culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/2205/greetings-cards (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015