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Christmas card

a printed and often decorated card for mailing at Christmas to express good wishes.
Origin of Christmas card
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The last letter in my collection seems written almost within measurable distance of the christmas-card era.

  • And is there a girl who would not enjoy an afternoon in the christmas-card factory?

  • A few cracker mottoes and christmas-card verses were also selected, and the whole set put together.

  • I think she is just flitter and frosting—just a christmas-card.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • And, Margaret, you ought to be able to turn out some christmas-card verses.

  • Oh yes; the sweet little boy who looks exactly like a christmas-card!'

    A Terrible Tomboy Angela Brazil
  • In the houses lights began to pink the dark with the trite but irresistible appeal of christmas-card transparencies.

    What Will People Say? Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for christmas-card

Christmas card

a greeting card sent at Christmas
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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