Thursday, December 16, 2010

Sending Chritmas Cards: Victorian's Do It Better

A few days ago, we tweeted just how much we love sending out Christmas cards and hoped that it was a 'trend' that would never die.
More than a few people retweeted and responded in agreement; they, too loved the Christmas Card via Snail Mail thing.  This got us all warm & fuzzy inside!

Did you know that the Victorian's were responsible for creating the world's very first, commercial Christmas card?
Here's a pic of it--created in 1843:

Look at that kid trying to steal a drink of wine!  What a little lush.
But we digress...

These people knew how to make some seriously beautiful, classic cards:

They used to use REAL candles on the tree.  Can we say, 'Yikes'!!
Love their dresses.
Ok, so we don't know if this is a man, a woman or an elf but it's too cute!
And who didn't walk around with a piece of holly stuck in their hat back then?


He's wearing legwarmers!  So progressive.

Don't much care for the look of these two...they kind of look like they're about to launch into some Christmas shenanigans.

This card made a comeback in the late 70's, early 80's.  It's sweet.

It's Vintage Santa!  Checking off the naughty & nice list with names like, Mary, Alice and...Mabel? 

Adorableness! But the bird's look like they don't really give a shit that it's Christmas. Especially that little pudgy one on the right.

So pretty but their dog needs a sweater and some booties.

This year, we opted for the MOMA Christmas cards...they never disappoint.


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