A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 29, 1952

To those of you who have just been introduced to TIME through a Christmas gift subscription starting with this issue, I would like to extend a warm welcome into the circle of the 2,000,000 families who read and enjoy TIME every week.

Since 19/23, our first year of publication, TIME has been sending special greeting cards (in the name of the giver) to those who received subscriptions as gifts. Some of those cards are reproduced on this page, and the one you received this year is shown below.

To express the feelings of a person who received TIME for Christmas, we improvised a...

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