Henry Cole, the first man in London to sell Christmas cards, sold them for 1 shilling in 1843. The money he made from these sales was used to open a public records office. The Post Office was born. It allows people to send and get cards without worrying about how they will reply. It may seem like a small gesture, but sending a Christmas gift card can be just the same as sending one.
There are many different types of cards you could send. Christmas cards were first printed in the United States by a German printer in late 1840s. They were very costly and many people couldn’t afford them. Louis Prang, a Boston-based lithographer, made the first Christmas card commercially in the United Kingdom. This allowed for a more realistic representation of the holiday and allowed for five million cards to be produced in one year.