In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the history of Christmas cards.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Holiday cards have remained popular amid the digitization of many other print products. Neil referred to this Washington Post article by Peter Manseau about the trend of Christmas photos with guns. Natalia drew on this Atlantic piece about the popularity of holiday cards among millennials. Niki discussed the morbid imagery on nineteenth century Christmas cards explored in this History Channel post.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared about her first piece for CNN Opinion, “Mr. Big’s Clapback Sells a Familiar Fantasy.”
- Neil discussed Gabe Stutman’s Jewish News article, “A Carmel School Refused to allow an inflatable menorah at a ‘holiday tree’ lighting. A Jewish parent filed a lawsuit.”
- Niki recommended Melissa Borja’s Patheos article, “Delightful Trolling and the Political Possibilities of Christmas Carols.”