How did we get our Christmas cards?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image70
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    How did we get our Christmas cards?

  2. Gabriel Wilson profile image92
    Gabriel Wilsonposted 6 years ago

    Do you mean the idea?
    A man by the name of Sir Henry Cole commissioned JC Horsley to make him Christmas cards or rather picture cards to send greetings to family and friends. The first commercial card was sent in London in 1843 by Sir Cole.
    Of course the main idea behind the card was to cut back on the writing as in those days the main communication was letters. The card allowed for limited space therefore took a lot less time to write. Apparently Sir Cole was a busy man and didn't want to spend valuable time writing long letters at Christmas to loved ones. The idea of the picture was to dress up the limited greeting; a compensation of sorts. The idea obviously took off as the average person sends 50 Christmas cards a year smile

  3. Mr Knowitall profile image70
    Mr Knowitallposted 6 years ago

    They are the descendants of decorated sheets of paper on which schoolboys wrote compositions just before the Christmas holidays, to show how they had improved in composition and writing during the year. These "Christmas pieces", as they were called, were popular from 1800 to 1850. In 1845 some private people adopted the idea for Christmas greeting, to their friends, and soon afterwards printers began to prepare Christmas cards for sale to the public. Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice in Wonderland," is said to have drawn the first Christmas card.