3.2 Xmas messages

  •                                   Christmas is coming !

                  Let's send Xmas messages and cards

    During Christmas time, esp. on New year's Eve, people around the world traditionally make Resolutions, wishing to change bad habits, restore mistakes and make a fresh start by setting new goals.                            

                                                                                      Early 20th-century New Year's resolution postcards. Wikipedia

    What if we thought about Resolutions on a broader level?

    History teaches us that the world would be a better place to live in if we learnt from the mistakes of the past. Have a look at the quotes by G. Santayana and G.B.Shaw below.


    Here comes the question then:

    What mistakes of the past should not humanity repeat in the present and future?

    Recall your knowledge from your history lessons and provide your idea.

    Task. On the Twinboard below, your Christmas message should include:

    1. your Xmas wish

    2. your answer to the question about mistakes that humanity should not  repeat.

    3. a Xmas card .

    Suggestion for the Xmas card selection :

    Just pick up a card from the Europeana collections. Search in the Europeana Xmas cards  and winter wonderland galleries.Or you can create a gif of a card of your choice.


  • Xmas wishes, messages and cards

    Béci, Petrik

    Merry X-mas to everyone !!

    Sinka Tibor, Petrik, Hungary

    Have a good Christmas!!

    Hajdú Patrik, Petrik, Hungary

    <3 "Wish you very merry christmas" <3

    Halasi-Czalbert Tibor, Petrik, Hungary

    Merry Christmas! :D

    Boti, Petrik, Hungary

    Merry Christmas!
    As the Hungarians say: Boldog Karácsonyt!

    Mate Bakos, Petrik, Hungary
    Bihari Bence , Petrik

    Merry Christmas ! Have a BETTER new year.


    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    Halasi-Czalbert Tibor, Petrik, Hungary

    The coronavirus.
    People should be more attentive.


    Happy Christmas for everybody. Boldog karácsonyt mindenkinek.

    Béci, Petrik

    "If God tells you not to eat, then don't."

    Körömi Ricsi, Petrik, Hungary

    Merry Christmas!

    Gergely, Petrik, Hungary

    I wish you'll have a covid free xmas!

    Sinka Tibor, Petrik, Hungary

    If you eat bats, you shouldn't go to public.

    Boti, Petrik, Hungary

    Everyone should follow the rules for our safety.

    Patrik, Petrik, Hungary

    "The god want to you don't be aggressive in christmas"

    Gergely, Petrik, Hungary

    We should not kill the only man who made wine from water.


    Try to don't repeat any world war!


    Don't choose a Trump like people again.

    Alexandros P., 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    I wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas and a very Happy *corona free* New Year!!
    Be all sure to spend your time wisely and don’t let lockdowns take away from you the Christmas Spirit!
    I hope the year 2021 is going to be a better one for humanity, and I specifically wish that governments stop prosecuting people for their political beliefs and activities from now on. The totalitarian regimes of the past (like Greek and Spanish junta) and even today (e.g. North Korea) should cease to exist. May one day democracy be found in every corner of Earth!

    Katerina Yan. - 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    May this Christmas end the COVID-19 misfortune and bring a year full of joy. Happy Holidays!

    I believe that humanity should not make the mistake of ignoring the first signs of fascism again. Society as a whole must isolate these ideas and try to eradicate prejudices from children, which over time can be cultivated and evolve into socially racist perceptions. In this way, monstrous acts and events that took place in the past, such as the Holocaust, the Genocide of Romani people and Armenians, but also any persecution against social groups based on their racial or religious characteristics, will never happen again.

    Amanda Aslanai, 27th G. Lyceum of Athens,GR

    A major mistake that humanity has made in the past and it continues repeating until now is the persecutions against groups of people that have different opinions on political, racial, national, cultural and religious issues. These persecutions have been the reason for many wars and conflicts in the past which have had fatal consequences on people's lives. I wish it could stop and all countries or native groups be in a sort of treaty for peace.Best wishes for a mentally and physically healthier world. Merry Xmas to all of you!

    Aggelos Terpo, 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    May this Christmas Holidays bring joyful moments to all of us. Never stop wishing and dreaming. That is what makes hope outlast misfortunes!

    Here is a gif, made from a video retrieved from the Europeana database. It depicts Christmas holidays at a children’s hospital. Due to the presumable reasons, concerning COVID-19, hospitals and Healthcare facilities are under great pressure , striving to take care of patients and at the same time confront the pandemic. We shall all pay respect to the Healthcare personnel. COVID-19 is one of those mistakes humanity has made. We should not forget that it was brought about by us, people.

    Ioanna Seranidi, 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope this year will be better with more joy and with less COVID-19!
    I wish that all people become more tolerant to diversity.Even if it has to do with the weight, height, appearance, hobbies, ideology, the prejudicial attitude that different people are receiving everyday should stop. Everyone is different in his/her on way and we should respect that. Societies should stop being so stereotypically narrow-minded.

    Aris Melidis, 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    An important mistake that humanity should not repeat is the Chernobyl nuclear accident. This took place on April 26th 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union. The accident was severely disrupted economic and social conditions. Furthermore, it had a significant impact on the environment and health. It is estimated that the health of hundreds of thousands of people was affected. The increase in cancer was more than 15% in the population. The damage caused in Chernobyl had catastrophic consequences for the rest of Europe. This accident could have been avoided if people had not misused scientific inventions just for monetary profits.

    Have a merry Christmas and prosperous new year!!!

    Gabriela Giaoupi,27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    In 1978, the Soviet Union killed the then president of Afganistan Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan in a coup d'etat. A year later on Dec 25, 1979, it sent its 40th Army to fight in Afganistan.The official invasion of Afganistan had begun and the Cold War started to gain fuel. What followed was a bloody war that resulted in the loss of more than 2 million Afghan civilians with many more fleeing the country. This -among others-is an example of the devastating effects of an invasion that should never again exist in human history.

    May the special occasion of Christmas become merrier for you and your families with good health and lots of smiles. Merry Christmas!!!

    Stelios P. - 27th Lyceum of Athens, GR

    During this whole pandemic, one might often feel like the dog on the top right corner of the picture, loitering alone in the cold and sometimes one might even consider jumping off that bridge. My wish for this Christmas is for all of us to manage to stay positive and somewhat festive in the face of such rough circumstances.
    As for the past mistake to avoid: don’t let religion have control over the state. We've seen how oppression and "holy" wars can come as a result of such a mistake. Atrocities during the Crusades and other similar campaigns are a fact and so is the violation of human rights in the name of godsend religious laws. We should liberate our societies of such backward influences and progress with the help of all the knowledge we've acquired along the way.

    Merry Christmas y'all
    and may 2021 be a less sh**ty year

    Dora Athanasiadi, 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright new year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!
    I hope that no nation will experience situations like the one caused in Greece during the World War II. In this period, one of the most dramatic of modern Greek history, known as "Occupation", a large number of civilians died of starvation, but also gradually stepped up the National Resistance against occupation forces. Eventually in October 1944, as the defeat of the Axis was now apparent, the retreat of the German troops led to liberation. Next year I wish all people to live without fear, oppression and the need of fighting for their freedom.

    Eleftheria, Pentapolis Greece

    Merry Christmas from Greece!!! I wish the whole world health and happiness!!!

    Stergios, Pentapolis, Greece

    Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

    Senior High Shcool of Pentapoli-George & Chris

    Merry Christmas to everyone!


    Merry Christmas everybody!
    I hope everyone will have a better new year

    Andreas, pentapolis, serres

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Pop Bianca, National College ,,Petru Rares " , Romania

    For Christmas I wish everyone will be happy and will forget about the bad things that we go through right now. We all need to be happy, even if is for day. Humanity shouldn't be selfish and take care of everyone.

    Chronis-pentapolis, Serres

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!

    Despina Pentapolis Serres Greece

    Merry christmas and a happy new year!!!!!! I wish this year to be completely different from what happened to us. Mat we all be healthy and protected from the pandemic. Finally, I believe that all this suffering will end in the near future and that all peoples wiil be able to meet and exchange our views!!!!!

    Maria GR Pentapolis Serres

    I wish you all Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year!

    Stefanos Pentapoli Greece

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Riccardo D.L.- G. Peano Rosa- Nereto

    Merry christmas to everyone! I hope you spend Christmas well and with your family this year. My desire is very particular this year, in fact I hope that Covid-19 vaccine works out and above all that this bad pandemic and this bad period will end because it made us suffer a lot. In my opinion, many people have been irresponsible during this period since they didn’t respect the rules imposed by the government, and I very much hope that this will never happen again.
    More Christmas wishes to all I hope that 2021 is a better year!


    After this terrible year I wish a merry Christmas to all. I hope that next year will be full of satisfaction and that we can hug each other again. But now stay safe!! :)

    Anthony G. , Italy ( Peanorosa, Nereto)

    I wish you have a pacefull Christmas! I hope next year is without worries. One major mistake that humanity should not repeat is World War II, because has to suffer are not only the soldiers but everyone.

    Fabio (Peano-Rosa, Italia)

    Merry Christmas and we hope this year ends soon

    Elvis G.(Peano-Rosa-Italy)

    Marry Christmas and happy New Year!From Italy.

    Elisabetta, Italy (G. Peano/C. Rosa)

    I hope that this Christmas, even if different from usual, will bring a lot of happiness and that 2021 will be a better year.
    I believe we should learn from what has happened in the past and never repeat the same mistakes again.
    Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy new year!

    Elizabeth, Pentapoli, Greece

    Merry Christmas to everyone. I wish you all the best and 2021 to be a better year!

    Hafssa A. (G. Peano-C. Rosa, Nereto)

    Happy holidays and happy new year to all. The only mistake that humanity must not repeat in the present and in the future is persecution for any reason, I believe that it should all love us and support us for better or for worse.

    Andy (Peano-Rosa Italia)

    Merry Xmas to everyone! I hope you will spend holidays in happiness with your family or who you love. Happy new year and stay safe!

    Sofia Daniele, 2BPNE Sraffa Crema

    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    mastrobattista matteo sraffa crema italy

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

    Alice Magni 2BPNE Sraffa Crema - Italy

    Merry Christmas! This year will be a different Christmas for the covid situation.
    It is not celebrated with the whole family but only with the parents. Merry christmas and happy new year!

    Kevin vetri sraffa crema Italy

    Merry Christmas, even it will be a Christmas different from all the others, it will be a way to be more attached to the family than ever. remember to be good o.o.

    Ericla Feo 2b pne sraffa Crema,Italy

    I wish you a happy Christmas in this difficult year away from friends and relatives.
    I hope in the New Year we can see each other.

    Lungo Italo 2BPNE

    The most important thing is to live with joy. Merry Christmas. ITALY

    Campagnari Greta- Italy, Crema IIS P.Sraffa 2BPNE,

    Merry Christmas greetings and happy new year to you all

    Italy-Crema-IIS "P. Sraffa"- Class 2^ A TST Paola, Frenk, Martina

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, this epidemic will not stop us!
    We don't want more fires like those in the Amazon and in Australia.

    Italy-Crema-IIS "P. Sraffa"- Class 2^ A TST Giulia Pawanpreet Toni

    Strength and courage with these holidays we will bring joy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    We don't want any more wars like those in the XX Century.

    Ilincaș Oana Andreea, National College "Petru Rareș", Roumania

    I hope you are all well! I wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS with your loves ones! <3

    Alice Koutsoudaki- 27th G. Lyceum of Athens, GR

    I wish everyone has a really Merry Christmas. Cheerful, full of music, dance and laugh.

    Humanity's errors of the past must be avoided and we have the means to do it. Access to education, all possibilities of having mental and physical health as well as prosperity for everyone can help people to avoid starvation, unhappiness and ignorance. All these are the causes of wars, all kinds of racism and mistreatment of humans and of the environment. Exploitation of the natural resources must be rationalized so that earth continues to offer the means for humanity's prosperity.

    Andrei Girjan National College Petru Rares Romania

    Merry Christmas!

    Lilo Pentapoli Greece

    ''Dear Santa, I was really good at being really naughty. Does that count?''

    Ernesto.L G.Peano.Rosa

    Merry X-mas, I hope that you will have a wonderful X-mas whit your loved ones and that all our past action will teach how to live in peace.

    Judit Abert-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the best this holiday season!

    Montse Grasset-INS Ronda

    We hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday season!

    Montse Grasset-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas!

    Matteo Morar National College ”Petru Rareș„/Roumania

    A mistake that humanity should not repeat is the world war .

    Jose Luis Moral-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas! And best wishes for a healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year.

    Júlia Domènech-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the happiness your holiday can hold!

    Mikail Çelen France

    I wish we could live in a world without war

    Marta Castellnou-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas!

    Judit Pons-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year and good luck in the next year!

    Xènia Navarro-INS Ronda

    “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” -Taylor Swift

    Montse Grasset-INS Ronda

    Merry Christmas!

    Maria Amenterrou-INS Ronda

    For this new year, my hope is that you and yours remain healthy, happy and safe.

    Júlia Cabezas-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Caty Buj-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    David Bernaus-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Denis Serra-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Matteo Morar National College ”Petru Rareș„/Roumania

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope this year will be a better one for everyone.

    Joel Gonzàlez-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Asmaa Belahbib-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Sasu Sabaté-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Gimeh Camara-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Roser Seuma-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Diego Romero-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Sekou Marega-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Xavier Carles-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Carla Carbonell-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Mireia Garcia-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Óscar Molina-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Sasu Sabaté-INS Ronda

    Happy New Year!

    Semiye Durmaz,Ecole Capucines,France,Charleville Mezieres

    I wish everybody a healthy and peaceful year

    GAMZE ERTEKİN,Ecole Capucines,France,Charleville Mezieres


    AZİZ YILDIZ,Ecole Capucines,France,Charleville Mezieres


    MEDİNE TİRYAKİ,Ecole Capucines,France,Charleville Mezieres