In the year 1843, Henry Cole, the first man to sell Christmas cards in London, sold them for one shilling. He used the money he earned from these sales to set up a public record office. As a result, the Post Office has evolved into a business that allows people to send and receive cards without having to worry about how to 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 expensive and not affordable for most people. Louis Prang, an American lithographer from Boston, created the first ever commercial Christmas card in the United Kingdom. This allowed for a very realistic holiday image and allowed for five millions cards to be made in one year.