Flashback Minis: History of Holiday Cards

The history of the traditional holiday card begins in England in 1843 when Henry Cole sent the first postcard-style card in response to all holiday letters he received. Because of this, Cole is widely considered to be the founder of the holiday card.

For many years holiday cards would be sent as postcards, that is, until the Hall brothers invented the traditional holiday card we know today in 1915. This card opened up allowing more space for the sender to write a personalized message.

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