Henry Cole, the first man in London to sell Christmas cards, sold them for 1 shilling in 1843. He used the money he had made from these sales in order to set up a public information 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. Even though it is a small gesture to send a Christmas card, it can be just as important!
There are several types of cards that you can send. The United States’ first Christmas card was printed in 1840 by a German printer. They were very expensive, and most people could not afford them. Louis Prang, an American lithographer from Boston, created the first ever commercial Christmas card in the United Kingdom. This allowed for a very realistic holiday image and allowed for five millions cards to be made in one year.