Henry Cole, the first man in London to sell Christmas cards, sold them for 1 shilling in 1843. 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 several types of cards that you can send. In the United States, Christmas cards were first produced by a German printer in the late 1840s. They were very expensive, and most people could not afford them. 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.