“This is the world’s first commercial Christmas card, commissioned in 1843, the year Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”. “1,000 were printed, and sold for 6d each. This price that made them a luxury item, unavailable to the working class. “This advert for the card appeared in the Athenaeum paper:‘Just published. A Christmas Congratulation Card: or picture emblematical of Old English Festivity to Perpetuate kind recollections between Dear Friends.’“ - The British Postal Museum and Archive

“This is the world’s first commercial Christmas card, commissioned in 1843, the year Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol”.

“1,000 were printed, and sold for 6d each. This price that made them a luxury item, unavailable to the working class.

“This advert for the card appeared in the Athenaeum paper:

‘Just published. A Christmas Congratulation Card: or picture emblematical of Old English Festivity to Perpetuate kind recollections between Dear Friends.’

- The British Postal Museum and Archive

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