Matthew McMahan

Matthew McMahan


How holiday cards help us cope with a not-so-merry year, according to a professor of comedy

By: - December 25, 2020

The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. To spare himself the stress of responding to the all-too-many Christmas letters he received from friends, Cole commissioned an artist to create 1,000 engraved holiday […]