Free Note Cards for New Year for Showing Your Appreciation
You might be a little surprised to read that the date of January 1st, as the first day of the new year, is relatively young. It is thought that the earliest recorded new year's celebration is thought to be around 2000 B.C. in Mesopotamia, but was held in mid March, around the time of the vernal equinox. Since those times, a number of other dates associated with the seasons were used by different cultures. Our thank you New Year party cards include some of the early ideas. The early Roman calendar, which had only 10 months, showed March 1st as the first day of the new year. The first time January 1st was celebrated was around 153 B.C. in Rome. It is believed that the new year was moved from March to January because it marked the beginning of the civil year, and the month when the two newly elected Roman consuls began their terms. At the time, they were the highest ranking officials in the Roman republic. However, even within the country itself, this date was not always observed with some continuing to celebrate March 1st.
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Julius Caesar, in 46 B.C., introduced a totally new, solar based calendar that was a significant improvement on the ancient Roman lunar calendar that had become largely inaccurate over the years. His calendar decreed that the new year would occur on January 1st, thus within the Roman empire, this date became the most consistently observed start of the new year. But, about the same time in medieval Europe, their celebrations were considered unchristian like, and even pagan, so in 567 the Council of Tours abolished January 1 as the start of the year. During the next centuries, many different times and dates were celebrated ranging from December 25th, the birth of Jesus; March 1st; March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation; and Easter. All these dates are recognizable in our thank you corporate note card designs.
This confusing and variety of dates continued until 1582 when the Gregorian calendar restored January 1st as the official start of the new year. Although the Catholic countries were quick to adopt the Gregorian calendar, it was much more slowly implemented by Protestant countries. The British, for example, failed to accept the reformed calendar until the 1750s. Prior to that date, the American colonies and the British Empire continued to celebrate the new year in March. We offer features where you can order your New Years business thank you cards with your company logo and preprinted words of appreciation.
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As you view our huge selection, you'll quickly discover thank you New Year's note cards in bold, vibrant, and an assortment of beautiful colors. You can choose from among champagne flutes overflowing with bubbly champagne; notes with large, reflective disco balls, and those with confetti decorations. Look for them with and without borders, streamers, balloons, hats, festive horns, and the words Happy New Year in festive colors and letters. We also offer some exclusive Chinese New Year stationery offerings. After making your selection, you can completely personalize your card using our patented process and instant preview features. Each of our cards includes the name, card number, and the precise size of the cards, 8½ x 5½ without folding and 4¼ x 5½ when folded left to right or top to bottom.
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