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Every year, I see the vast array of Christmas Cards that have been designed. Some are good, some are ‘bad’ (poorly-designed), but there are some that are just plain evil.
You may think I’m going over the top here, but when it comes to so-called ‘designers’ making Christmas cards inclusive of the words ‘Merry Xmas’, the name of Jesus Christ has been totally relegated.
It wasn’t until researching for this article that I found this Wikipedia article about how Christ has been substituted for X for a 1000 years. An extract from the article reads:
The word “Christ” and its compounds, including “Christmas”, have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern “Xmas” was commonly used. “Christ” was often written as “XP” or “Xt”; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as AD 1021…
That may be all-well-and-good, but the vast majority of people who exchange cards with this “nothing short of blasphemy” are not aware of this. In my opinion, the derogatory ‘X’ is a way of replacing the name of our Holy Jesus to fit-in with a secular society.
I have strong views on this, true, and I urge you to do likewise. This year, I urge everyone who reads this not to send out an ‘Xmas card’. Boycott them all — and if you receive one, throw it in the bin. As a final rant, printing ‘Xmas’ may be justifiable in the eyes of some (saving space, etc), but don’t get me started on people who say to each other “Merry Xmas” — X and Christ are both one syllable!
Are you a designer who has designed ‘Xmas Cards’? Have you sent or received one this year? I’d like to hear your thoughts.