& followers and I thought I would look for some Holiday
spirited tales. For today---the
Victorian Christmas Card which
in fact was a postcard---to spread the Christmas
cheer to friends and family. It seems that
the first Christmas cards were
created by an Victorian theme from
antique engraving. The Victoriana
Magazine would hand-color on cardstock
paper cut on the dotted line and then your own message you can write to your friends and family. Theses were the first Christmas cards of cheer. This was the beginning of sending Christmas greeting cards in the Victorian Era.
|Very old Victorian|
|First Christmas Card printed|
1,000 placed on sale in London
The following year other printmakers and Christmas card makers launched other types of cards, but it was not until the idea had grown out of favor among the artist and literary circles that it was taken up by a business man by the name --- Goodall.
Well, you see Goodall was a British publisher of Charles Goodall & Son. He was also one of the first to mass produce Christmas Cards too.
|The Original Horsley' Christmas Card|
The Original Card above is one of only 18 that were produced over 167 years ago and still is known to exist, was auctioned off in 2010 and sold for $7000. This particular card was sent to a 'Miss Rusby' From an "H. Vernon'. Produced by Sir Henry Cole and Published by Summerly's Home Treasury Office, 12 Old Bond Street London.
It's kinda fun to see how our Christmas beginning started. This is just yet one of many to come I hope. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story my dears. Love you all very much! Your friend always
Here are a few Old Victorian Christmas Cards