Every year millions of Christmas cards exchange hands. The tradition of giving Christmas cards started in the late 1800s. The history of Christmas cards as we know it today started out in London although some primitive forms of Christmas cards had been used before that.
Who invented Christmas cards? The history of Christmas Cards
Although some forms of Christmas cards had been used before the late 1800s, official Christmas cards weren't invented until the time of Sir Henry Cole. Sir Henry Cole was an Englishman and an inventor in the 1800s in London. He commissioned a well known illustrator called Horsley to make him a card to send to his friends and associates to wish them a happy Christmas. Soon printed Christmas cards (as well as other types of greeting cards) became very popular in England and Germany. In 1875, the idea of Christmas cards began to catch on in America when the Boston lithographer called Louis Prang published cards. For his introduction of Christmas cards and other greeting cards to America, Louis Prang was named the father of American Christmas cards.
Christmas cards selection
Nowadays, Christmas cards are the most popular form of greeting cards world wide. In December of every year, the postal system gets clogged up because too many people are sending out Christmas cards. People are advised to send out their Christmas cards early to ensure that they arrive in time for the joyful occasion of Christmas celebration. Christmas cards are kept and displayed for most of December and even some time in January. Some of the Christmas cards selections are:
Nowadays, on top of conventional Christmas cards, people send Christmas e-cards and Christmas post cards. Christmas ecards are especially handy because you can send them instantly and won't have to wait for the postal service to deliever. That is if you know that your recipient uses email and can receive the e-card of course.