World's First Christmas Card
World's First Christmas Card by John Callcott Horsley (1843)

Christmas Cards

Our Christmas Card collection features Victorian and international Christmas cards, primarily from the 19th century. These curious cards demonstrate how differently prior generations and different cultures have experienced the holiday.

You may also enjoy our special collection of Christmas Stories


Norwegian Glaedelig Jul (1887)
Norwegian Glaedelig Jul (1887)
Frog band by Louis Prang
Frog band by Louis Prang
Catland by Louis Wain (1910)
Catland by Louis Wain (1910)
Australian Boys in the Crow's Nest
Australia Boys in the Crow's Nest
Victorian Lace (1870)
Victorian Lace (1870)
Swedish Christmas by Adele Soderberg (1916)
Sweden Adele Soderberg (1916)
Swedish Card by Carl Rogind (1919)
Swedish Card by Carl Rogind (1919)
German Dwarf Postcard, Good Luck
German Dwarf Postcard, Good Luck
Victorian Children (1885)
Victorian Children (1885)
"Jovial" Froggies, Berlin
Jovial Froggies, Berlin
Holly Berry by Shirley Wynn (1880)
Holly Berry by Shirley Wynn (1880)
German L'Christmas Tree (1900)
German L'Christmas Tree
Sweden Happy New Year
Swedish Happy New Year
Time for New Year Chick!
Riding Chick
Russian Snowman (1900)
Russian Snowman (1900)
Ragaz by Caswell (1879)
Ragaz by Caswell (1879)
U.S. Greetings by J. Hoover (1880)
U.S. Greetings by J. Hoover (1880)
Goody Santa Claus (1889)
Goody Santa Claus (1889)
U.S. Postcard (1907)
U.S. Postcard (1907)
Norwegian Greetings (1908)
Norwegian Greeting (1908)
Kate Greenaway Maiden Poem
Kate Greenaway Maiden Poem
Russian Greetings (1917)
Russian Greetings (1917)
Nova Scotia Greetings
Nova Scotia Deer
Christmas Song of Joy (1880)
Christmas Song of Joy (1880)
Jacobite Broadsite Card (1925)
Card by Jacobite Broadsite (1925)
German Card by Frances Brundage (1937)
German Card by Frances Brundage Child Santa (1937)
Brownie Rust Craft (1950)
Brownie Rust Craft (1950)
Have a Cat Crazy Christmas!
Louis Wain Cat Abstracts
Happy New Year from Germany, 1910
Happy New Year Germany, 1910
Godt Nytaar! (Danish Happy New Year)
Happy New Year, 1890
Happy New Year, 1885
Happy New Year 1885
Happy New Year, 1910
Happy New Year 1910
Charles R Knight, 1922
Happy New Year Charles R Knight, 1922
Russian New Year in Yiddish, 1900
Russian New Year in Yiddish, 1900
Thomas Crane, 1880
Happy New Year, Thomas Crane, 1880

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