When you don’t see your friends and family often, Christmas Cards are a way to keep in touch during the holidays. Sending a card to a loved one shows that you are thinking of them and wishing them happiness. It also serves as a great way to update your loved ones on the latest happenings in your life, whether it’s a new addition to the family, or a big career move.
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The first Christmas card was commissioned by Englishman Henry Cole in 1843, who hired London artist John Calcott Horsley to design a greeting. He wrote in his diary that he hoped the card would be “a good encouragement to those who write letters, or have no means of communicating with each other.”
It wasn’t until 1870 that printing methods improved enough for cards to be mass-produced, and the cost dropped to half a penny. Around this time, many people started to display their cards on a festive wreath or table display.
As printing techniques continued to evolve, designs became more sophisticated and artistic. For example, in a card designed by William Egley in 1848, the central panel depicts a Christmas banquet with side panels showing scenes of acts of charity. This was a nod to Charles Dickens’ classic Victorian holiday narrative and a reminder of the importance of giving back to those in need.
Today, Christmas cards are a staple in holiday traditions all over the world. They’re a great way to stay connected with your loved ones during the holiday season, and they make for wonderful memorabilia for your home!