Henry Cole, the first man in London to sell Christmas cards, sold them for 1 shilling in 1843. He used the money from these sales to establish a public record bureau. As a result, the Post Office has evolved into a business that allows people to send and receive cards without having to worry about how to reply. It’s a small gesture but sending a Christmas greeting card can be 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 extremely expensive and could not be afforded by most people. In the United Kingdom, the first commercial Christmas card was made in 1915 by a Boston lithographer named Louis Prang. This process allowed for a very realistic picture of the holiday and allowed the production of five millions cards in one year.