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Holiday and Christmas Greeting Labels for TB
Holiday and Christmas Greeting Labels for TB
  • A kind man named Einar Holboell worked in a post office in Denmark. Once while sorting heavy Christmas mail in 1903, he noticed some children limping across the road. He was extremely moved by the sight of these children who were suffering from tuberculosis of the bone. It hurt him to see the suffering caused by sickness> He wished he could do something¬† about it. A thought struck him.
  • If we could get people to buy a special Christmas Seal while the spirit of giving is strong during Christmas, it would be wonderful. There are so many letters and packages, and just a penny seal on each one would bring a lot of money to help the sick and needy children. There might even be enough to start a hospital for children.
  • The idea for Einer Holboell was received enthusiastically by the Danish people. The king of Denmark gave his approval. This was how the first Christmas seal appeared in 1904 with the Patronage of King Christian.The seals had on them Queen Louse's picture and all Christmas letters carried a 2-ore Christmas Stamp. The Danish people participated in the first campaign by using an average of two stamps per person as extras on their Christmas mail. The first hospital for children in Denmark was built out of the returns of this Campaign.
  • The sale of Christmas Seals for collecting funds for anti-tuberculosis work was soon taken up by other countries and today almost all National TB Associations are collecting large sums of money through this Campaign.
  • Holboell, who died in1972, was happy to see his idea prosper and grown in other countries while he was still alive. Thus, the idea of the Danish Postal official provides succor to millions of TB sufferers all over the world.
  • Here some such Holiday and Christmas TB Seals/Labels are shown which have been used in India along with other countries. Some of them have year written on them. As the exact dates of issue of these Seals/Labels are not known they all are shown with 1 December of the respective year as the issue date as the month of December is the month for Christmas.
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Picture of 2 girls playing and 2 ladies near the well
01 December 1941
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Man with the Camel
01 December 1942
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Lady carrying child with waterpot on her head
01 December 1943
Holiday Greetings and Logo
A boat with a boy sitting and girl picking lotus flowers
01 December 1945
Holiday Greetings and Logo
A lady seeing her face in water with Taj Mahal in the background
01 December 1946
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Man with the Camel
01 December 1947
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Man and a lamb
01 December 1948
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Man on the elephant
01 December 1949
Holiday Greetings and Logo
Mother Mary and child Jesus with villagers and a cow
01 December 1950
Christmas Greetings and Logo
Picture of Jesus in a cradle
01 December 1950
Help to fight Tuberculosis in India - Christmas Greetings
Mother and Child on donkey and a man walking with them
01 December 1951
Christmas Greetings and Logo

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