Ahead the long-awaited winter holidays and that means it’s time to choose beautiful cards and pictures, which can be used in 2021, congratulating relatives, friends or colleagues with Christmas.
We have gathered for you a large collection of pictures and postcards in a variety of styles:
- classical and alternative;
- to the Orthodox and Catholic Christmas;
- with wishes and congratulations in the poetic form.
In the Catholic Christian Christmas is celebrated on December 25. It is worth noting that in fact, the dates in both versions do not differ, but the Catholic Church in determining the date follows the Gregorian (old style) calendar, and the Orthodox – Julian (new style).
Of course, the tradition of celebrating differ. Although, there is a universal greeting in greeting cards with warm wishes that will be relevant and in the Orthodox and Catholic Christmas in 2021.
Traditional Christmas cards
The tradition of giving cards, congratulating family and friends on Christmas, rooted in the distant past, because it appeared long before the birth of typography. It is known that in the circles of the medieval nobility was made to order Christmas themed engravings and lithographs, in which the artists depicted biblical scenes. Often these were the first hours of the Savior’s life and the offering of gifts by the Magi.
Such traditional cards often choose as greetings merry Christmas and today we offer you to look at the selection of beautiful options, specially designed for 2021.
Often the picture with the Christmas tree relate to Christmas, although in fact the tradition of decorating a tree is rooted in the deep past. The mention of eat found in the Bible (saving the baby Jesus from king Herod, the parents closed the entrance to the cave it fir branches). And, although many historians believe that the tradition hang a tree with bright ornaments, and goes back to the pagan beliefs of the Slavs, the star on top symbolizes the Bethlehem, showing the way to the Magicians to be awarded the honor of being the first to see the Savior.