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Henry Cole, a lithographer from Boston, is credited with the invention of Christmas cards. By the 1880s, he was producing more than five million cards annually. His cards were made using a new process called chromolithography which allows for realistic coloration and detail. These cards were a popular gift for both family and friends in the late 1800s. There are many styles to choose from so you’re sure to find the one that suits your needs.

Christmas cards were traditionally purchased from family members or friends. Today, they are sold for several pounds. Rare cards can fetch thousands of dollars. Even the original first-generation card can be considered a unique piece of history and is well worth the price. It might surprise you to learn that Sir Henry’s first cards sold for more than PS22,000 per year. Today, you can purchase a first-generation Christmas Card for as low as a few thousand pounds.

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