Henry Cole was the first man to sell Christmas card in London in 1843. He sold them for one shilling. The money he made from these sales was used to open a public records office. The Post Office evolved into a business that allows people send and receive cards without worrying about how to respond. And while it’s a small gesture, sending a Christmas card can be just as important 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 extremely expensive and could not be afforded by most people. Louis Prang, a Boston lithographer, created the first commercial Christmas card in the United Kingdom in 1915. This process allowed for a very realistic picture of the holiday and allowed the production of five millions cards in one year.