Omnibit Of The Day 12-24-13 (Merry Christmas)

December 24 2013 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.

Henry Cole, a popular London museum director in the mid-19th century used to send short notes to his friends every Christmas. In 1843, he became extremely busy, so he asked John C. Horsely, an artist friend, to design a card saying “A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to You.” And so, Cole invented the Christmas Card.

Henry Cole invented Christmas Card

Omnibit Of The Day 12-23-13 (Merry Christmas)

December 23 2013 Omnibit Trivia by William W. Lawrence Sr.

There ought to be snow in Salt Lake City, Utah for Christmas. The beautiful metropolis gets 17 inches more of the white stuff a year than Fairbanks, Alaska — on average that is.