In this card from our archive, E. E. Cummings sends a Christmas greeting like no other, with his own poem and illustration. Cummings was known for his Christmas salutations, as he would send short messages and drawings.

Cummings was not the only poet, nor the first, to send his own unique Christmas greetings; Robert Frost famously published his own Christmas “cards,” short chapbooks of his original work.

No matter how you choose to celebrate—whether it’s by preparing your own, personal holiday salutations or gathering with loved ones to exchange gifts, thanks, and words of celebration (poetic or otherwise)—we send you the best of wishes for the holidays.

read Cummings's Christmas card

read about Frost's Christmas cards