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journal not having had much time more from being unsettled than from much to do. Now we have got formally into our own sitting room.
Blanch returned home on Sunday.
Monday being Xmas day
On Wednesday Mary Tudor came to stay with us & we had on the same a visitation from the rest of that family. dear baby is sweet looking & grows so like her Mama.
On the Sunday after we stayed to the communion.
The first Christmas card

The first Christmas card ever was sent by eminent civil servant Henry Cole in 1843.
Letters were paid for by the recipients and charged by the mile. Then in 1840 the Penny Post moved the cost to the sender for a flat charge of one penny.