|The many questions received about an Australian Christmas caused me to consider our Christmas greeting cards design. Do we have cards with an Australian theme or are they all frost, ice and snow. I therefore gathered together over two hundred cards and sorted them into several groups. The results by theme were:-
It appears from this small sample that Australians still have in there minds the traditions of the holly, candles, doves and trees type Christmas which has been passed down to them by their ancestors most of whom migrated from the northern hemisphere.
- Holly, candles, doves etc 23%
- Traditional Christmas scenes 19%
- Featuring Father Christmas 18%
- Snow & winter scenes 13%
- Other styles 11%
- Religious 10%
- Australian scenes & images 6%
"Beyond The Black Stump" is an Australian expression which means "remoteness". It generally indicates something is a long way away and in the middle of nowhere.
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