Henry Cole, who was the first person to sell Christmas cards in London in 1843, sold them one shilling. He used the money he had made from these sales in order to set up a public information office. The Post Office has grown to be a business that allows people sending and receiving cards without having to think about how to reply. It’s a small gesture but sending a Christmas greeting card can be as important as sending one.
There are many types of cards you can send. The United States’ first Christmas card was printed in 1840 by a German printer. They were very expensive, and most people could not afford them. Louis Prang, an American lithographer from Boston, created the first ever commercial Christmas card in the United Kingdom. This process allowed for a very realistic picture of the holiday and allowed the production of five millions cards in one year.