Christmas Cards, about 20, are given above. Take a close look at each and choose your favorite and mail it to your relatives or friends. All the 20 Christmas Cards above are really large and beautiful and so ideal to send this Christmas seasons greetings. Check them out!

Origin of the Christmas Card

According to Britannica Online, though wood engravers produced prints with religious themes in the European Middle Ages, the first Christmas card, as the term is now understood, is believed to have been designed by John Callcott Horsley in England in 1843, created for his friend Sir Henry Cole.

An edition of 1,000 cards was placed on sale in London. It was lithographed on stiff cardboard, 5 1/8 by 3 1/4 inches, in dark sepia and hand-colored. The center of the card shows a family party in progress, beneath which were the words “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.” To one side is a scene of the hungry being fed and to the other side the poor being clothed. In the United States, the owner of a variety store in Albany, N.Y., in the mid-19th century produced a card carrying Christmas greetings from “Pease’s Great Variety Store in the Temple of Fancy.”

Anyway, we people continue the tradition and send Christmas Cards even now. The only change that can be said to have happened is that now the Christmas Cards are more commonly sent through Emails, rather than through post. If that’s the case with you, then I am sure these 20 Christmas Cards will help you to do just that. God Bless You.