Best wishes from the STUDIOTRE staff!

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Christmas is a traditional celebration that goes back centuries: it became an official celebration in 274 A.D., when Emperor Aurelian decided to celebrate the Birthday of the Sun all across the Roman Empire. In 330 A.D., Emperor Constantine turned it into the Christian festival we all know today.

We send hundreds of messages every year saying “Merry Christmas”, but who was the first person to say it?

According to an article published on, the first person to say “Merry Christmas” was the English cardinal, John Fisher, when he used it as a greeting in a letter sent in 1534 to Thomas Cromwell, the Earl of Essex.

However, it spread as an actual greeting in 1699 when an English admiral wrote “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” in a letter.

Dear friends of STUDIOTRE, this year, we’d like to wish you Merry Christmas in…

Japanese: メリークリスマス [Merīkurisumasu]

Chinese: 圣诞快乐 [Shèngdàn kuàilè]

Catalan: Bon Nadal

Hawaiian: Mele Kalikimaka

Russian: Счастливого Рождества [Schastlivogo Rozhdestva]

Norwegian: God jul

Dutch: Fijne Kerstdagen

Hungarian: Boldog Karácsonyt


… and remember…

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you

(Walt Whitman)

Our opening hours during the Christmas holidays

Our offices will be open on the following days:

  • Monday 23 December 2019, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Monday 30 December 2019, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 2 January 2020 and Friday 3 January 2020, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

We will return to our usual working hours from 7 January 2020.

16 Dec, 19