Henry Cole, who was the first person to sell Christmas cards in London in 1843, sold them one shilling. The money he made from these sales was used to open a public records office. The Post Office has grown to be a business that allows people sending and receiving cards without having to think about how to reply. And while it’s a small gesture, sending a Christmas card can be just as important as sending one!
There are several different types of cards that can be sent. In the late 1840s, a German printer produced the first Christmas cards in America. 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 image of the holiday, and allowed for the production of five million cards in a single year.