Christmas Facts Advent Calendar: Day 2 – Christmas Cards1 minute read

The first Christmas card was made by John Hornsley, an artist and sent by Sir Henry Cole, a rich British businessmen around 1843.

About 1000 cards were made and sold for 1 shilling each (that’s about the same as 5p today).

Today lots of people still send Christmas cards to their family and friends to wish them a Happy Christmas.


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