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VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARDS It seems that most of us send e-cards for Christmas these days, but until recently families would easily post over 50 cards at Christmas to their loved ones. The idea of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by a Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant who was interested in the new 'Public Post Office' and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people. He had the idea of Christmas cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and sold them for one shilling each....