Free Printable Christmas Greeting Cards

Holiday Christmas Cards Printable

Henry Cole, a Boston lithographer, is credited for inventing Christmas cards. By the 1880s, he was producing more than five million cards annually. His cards used a new process, called chromolithography. This allows for realistic detail. These cards had become the most loved gift for family members and friends by the end of the 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 by friends and family. Today, they are sold for several pounds. Rare cards can fetch thousands of dollars. Even the original, first-generation card is considered an incredibly special piece of history and worth the price. You might even be surprised to learn that one of Sir Henry’s earliest cards sold for over PS22,000 a year. In fact, today, you can buy a first-generation Christmas card for a few thousand pounds.

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