FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD
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What was the
world's first Christmas card?
first printed Christmas cards were started in 1843 in London. Prior to
this date, everyone handed out handwritten notes each year. They would
hand deliver or send these hand-written Christmas notes through the
post. Before 1843, there were no commercial Christmas cards.
Calcott, a London artist, designed the very first Christmas that went
on sale. John Calcott was hired by a wealthy businessman to create a
holiday card that he could send to all of his friends to wish them a
Merry Christmas. The businessman wanted a nice card that he could send
that would save him time from handwriting each a personal note. The
card had three panels. Two of the panels were people doing good deeds,
the center panel when open showed a party with both children and adults
with all kinds of food and drink. The caption underneath the party
read, "Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you". One thousand
copies of this card were printed.
these printed cards became popular all over England and in Germany. The
idea did not reach America until around the 1870’s. Today, in
the United States there are over two billion Christmas cards sent every
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