Christmas Card Day

we all send Christmas cards at Christmas time to friends relations and loved ones. But how did it all start?  Well back in 1843 the first commercial Christmas cards was created in England by Sir Henry Cole. Civil servant who came up with the idea of sending greetings scribbled into a card.

Christmas card day Honors the inventor today the 9th December. First cards with family’s raising a toast. Later flower designs for promise of spring. Lithograph firm prang and Mayer started selling cards of children & cartoon Animals to America in 1874. By 1880 they was producing a massive five million Cards a year.

Some Christmas cards are now collector items. One of the first cards commissioned by Cole and produced by J C Horsley went for £22.250 at auction. In 2001. British Museium have a collection of these cards worth a visit.

Nice idea at this time is to make your own Christmas cards with card,glitter,glue,pens paint anything you can find and get creating. This is one of the things me and my grandson joe will be doing next week to give to his mummy and daddy. I have just been watching a you tube video that reminded me of when the kids was little and I used old Christmas cards for tags on the gifts. Just seemed a shame to throw them away and saved a few pennies.

Some tags cut out of Christmas cards

These days seasons greetings are sent via the internet e-mail,message on Facebook sent to friends and family all across the world. I have already recieved some cards and messages. so time to buy those Christmas cards and get them sent out or maybe I will make some.

Christmas cards recieved

merry christmas every one thanks for reading🎄🎅🏻

 

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