Henry Cole, an American lithographer, is the one who invented Christmas cards. He produced over five million Christmas cards per year by 1880s. His cards used a new process, called chromolithography. This allows for realistic detail. These cards were a popular gift for both family and friends in the late 1800s. 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. They can be purchased for several pounds today. Rare cards can fetch thousands of dollars. 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. In fact, today, you can buy a first-generation Christmas card for a few thousand pounds.