Meaning of “Christmas card” in the English Dictionary

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"Christmas card" in British English

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Christmas cardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɪs.məs ˌkɑːd/ us /ˈkrɪs.məs ˌkɑːrd/

a decorated card that you send to someone at Christmas

Examples from literature

  • Each envelope contained a Christmas card with a text, and every child on Christmas morning found one laid ready on its plate at breakfast. 
  • I haven't told you, but she went out for her daily walk and brought me home a Christmas card, the prettiest one she could find, she said. 
  • It was such a day as is invariably depicted by artists on Christmas cards—the ideal Christmas Day of fiction. 
  • Pinned to the ribbon with a piece of holly was a Christmas card on which was printed in fancy lettering "A Christmas Thought." 
  • What a host of Christmas cards came in, on the morning mail, just preceding Christmas Day. 

(Definition of “Christmas card” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Christmas card" in American English

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Christmas cardnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkrɪs·məs ˌkɑrd/

a decorated card expressing good wishes and sent to someone at Christmas

(Definition of “Christmas card” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)