Christmas Seals & Potential

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by Gary BergelEmily Bissell introduced the Christmas Seal in the United States on this day in Delaware in 1907. Her cousin, a doctor working at an open-air sanatorium, enlisted Emily in the growing fight against tuberculosis (TB). The small sanatorium was in danger of closing for lack of funds.Emily had read about the sale of Christmas Seals in Denmark in 1904, an idea conceived by Danish postal worker Einar Holboll to help raise money for children with tuberculosis. She decided to try … [Read more...]


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