The First Commercial Christmas Card

Published: 03/12/2021 By Allan Fuller

Sir Henry Cole FRSA is credited with devising the concept of sending greetings cards at Christmas time, introducing the world's first commercial Christmas card in 1843. 

Cole was a British civil servant and inventor who facilitated many innovations in commerce and education in the 19th century in the United Kingdom. 

One was sold for a record £22,500 at an auction in November 2001!