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Holiday Traditions

by Robin Shannon, George Bodarky
Mantel decorated with Christmas cards and a wreath
R.B Boyer, Flickr

Christmas cards and holiday decorations


Mailing cards to family and friends for the holiday is an age old tradition. Now, a new art exhibit and book

examines the images on American Christmas card and how they relate to American culture.  Professor Kenneth Ames is the author and organizer of the exhibition called “American Christmas Cards 1900-1960.” It’s on view at the Bard Graduate Center through the end of the year. But first WFUV's George Bodarky reports on one Bronx family’s holiday house. The Garabedian’s over the top Christmas displays have been a traffic snarling must-see for nearly four decades.


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