It’s Christmas time, and worth remembering that it was German Catholics in Boston who introduced the custom of setting up Christmas trees and sending Christmas cards in the early 1840s — in very Puritan Boston! Here is little bit of the story, where the tradition started: Holy Trinity German Catholic Church, Boston:
This landmark church by noted church architect Patrick Keely, was built in 1877, often called the New England’s National Parish, serving German immigrants who introduced the Christmas tree and Christmas cards to the country.
Around 1850, Louis Prang, a German immigrant to Boston, began the practice of exchanging hand-made Christmas holiday cards with his friends. By 1865 he was printing and selling multi-colored cards throughout the United States. To this day he is considered the “Father of the Greeting Card Industry.”