Henry Cole, a lithographer from Boston, is credited with the invention of Christmas cards. He produced over five million Christmas cards per year by 1880s. His cards were made using a new process called chromolithography which allows for realistic coloration and detail. By the late 1800s, these cards had become the most popular gift for family and friends. There are many options to choose from, so you’re sure that one will suit your needs.
Christmas cards were traditionally purchased by friends and family. Today, they can fetch several pounds. Some cards are extremely rare and can fetch thousands. Even the first-generation card is considered a rare piece of history, and well worth the price. Surprised to learn that one Sir Henry’s earliest cards sold at over PS22,000 per annum. A first-generation Christmas card can be purchased for as little as 1000 pounds today.