Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.Marcel Proust
Thank You Notes, the cards we see lined up on store shelves. Some have those silly little tunes and others are silent but filled with words that have a whole lot of meaning. They’ve been around for as long as we can remember, perhaps even longer, but do we know the true history behind them and their origins? Let’s delve deep into the past to uncover the truth of the origin behind these cards.
History of National Thank You Note Day
Starting in ancient times with Egyptian and Chinese societies, these two groups would use papyrus papers to write friendly letters or letters of good luck to those they cared about. Now let’s do the Time Warp to the early 1800’s, where Europeans would write social notes and deliver them to friends and family, now this is what started the beginning of another card, the greeting card! But let’s remain focused on what we’re here for, the history of these notes.
Quite a while after the Europeans began using greeting cards, a man born in Prussian Silesia by the name of Louis Prang emigrated to America from Switzerland in 1850 after escaping the Prussian Government. Why was he being pursued by his own government, we might ask? He was involved in revolutionary activities in 1848. He then settled down in Boston, Massachusetts and on Christmas of 1873, Prang began to produce and sell greeting cards to the popular market of Europe and began selling the Christmas card in America around 1874, and since that day both Christmas cards and thank you cards have increased in popularity around the world.
How to celebrate National Thank You Note Day
Celebrating National Thank You Note Day is actually quite easy to accomplish if we take the time to do so. All it really requires is for us to be around family and/or friends, and once we’ve got that part of the celebration down all we have to do now is pass around cards or notes thanking our family members for the gifts that they’ve given us and the love they we all share each and every day. National Thank You Note Day is a silly, yet wonderful little holiday that makes time with our families a whole lot more cheerful, fun, and all around happy.