Henry Cole, who was the first person to sell Christmas cards in London in 1843, sold them one shilling. He used the money from these sales to establish a public record bureau. The Post Office evolved into a business that allows people send and receive cards without worrying about how to respond. Even though it is a small gesture to send a Christmas card, it can be just as important!
There are many different types of cards you could send. In the United States, Christmas cards were first produced by a German printer in the late 1840s. They were very expensive, and most people could not afford them. In the United Kingdom, the first commercial Christmas card was made in 1915 by a Boston lithographer named Louis Prang. This allowed for a very realistic holiday image and allowed for five millions cards to be made in one year.