Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Countdown ...4... Christmas Cards.


Christmas Countdown ...4...   Christmas Cards are another tradition started in England in 1843 by Henry Cole by John Horsley who was the designer of the first Christmas card which was quite expensive – one shilling. As railways were built, postal services became cheaper (only halfpenny for a Christmas card in an unsealed envelope), and printing methods improved, Christmas cards became popular by the 1870’s . At first nativity scenes were depicted on cards, and then images of red robins and winter snow scenes. 
the first Christmas card 1843 ( from http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/cards.shtm) l

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