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