The historical backdrop of Christmas cards is covered in discussion. One record is that in 1842, a 16-year-old kid by the name of William Maw Egley engraved the main card. This card demonstrated an image of Christmas supper, skaters, artists and the poor accepting presents. Inside, the message said "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you." This card still exists today.
The principal Christmas welcoming is frequently credited to Sir Henry Cole, not William Egley, despite the fact that Egley's card was plainly around preceding Cole's. In 1843, Sir Henry Cole, the catalog of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, dispatched Christmas cards that were delineated by John Callcott Horsley, a well known craftsman at the time.
The delineation of this one-page mixed discussion in light of the fact that the scene portrayed guardians and a little youngster tasting glasses of wine, and additionally the hungry being encouraged and the bare being dressed (despite the fact that they were demonstrated completely dressed). The message, imprinted on a standard in the focal point of the card, read "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you." One thousand cards were issued by Summerby's Home Treasury Office and were sold for one peddling each. Just 12 of the first 1000 printed still exist today.
Not every person preferred occasion cards. Some Protestant gatherings did not endorse of them until the 1900s. Amid Cole's time, individuals whined that the cards were excessively mainstream and that they would add to youngsters creating poor ethics, "liquor addiction and exorbitance."
By and large, the overall population adored sending cards at Christmas. In the first place, occasion cards were hand conveyed with a calling card. During the 1840s, Brits started mailing cards to each other and by the mid 1850s, sending occasion cards had spread to different nations on the European landmass.
Dissimilar to our advanced occasion cards that include religious or winter topics, early cards were entirely mainstream. They were bound to demonstrate pictures of blossoms, pixies and other springtime scenes. After some time, pictures of kids and creatures were utilized. More a collection than a card, at any rate in the cutting edge state of mind, these occasion cards were cut in expand shapes and made of progressively elaborate materials. One early card, still in presence today, is made of 750 individual bits of material sewn together. Different cards had silk, pearls, iridescent glass, tufts, dried blossoms and other fancy beautifications joined.
The convention of giving Christmas cards to family and companions did not make it over the lake to America for a long time. In 1874, German migrant and lithographer, Louis Prang printed the main American occasion welcoming cards. The fronts of his cards were enriched with blossoms and winged animals, like the English spring-themed cards. At first, he sent his cards to England since sending cards had not yet gone to the States as a group. In 1875, Prang started moving his cards in America.
By 1881, Prang's lithograph shop was creating more than five million occasion cards a year. At this point, the fronts of the cards began to include winter scenes, individuals around chimneys and kids with toys. Mr. Prang was a stickler for quality craftsmanship. Today his cards are looked for after by authorities around the globe. Sadly for Mr. Prang, other individuals imitated his style and had the ability to make cards all the more economically, in the long run making him leave business.
In the course of the most recent 168 years, the Christmas card industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar industry, moving more than four million cards for each year with American Greetings and Hallmark controlling 80% of the market. Today the normal individual sends around 20 Christmas cards for each year. The occasion card custom is perpetually implanted in Western societies.