… Victorian Christmas Cards
Commercially produced greeting cards hit the market in 1840, and by the 1860s, they had become very popular. The Christmas cards sent during the Victorian years had a much different sensibility than those we send nowadays. Hyperallergic put together a good selection with many featuring animals doing some unusual things, and I’ve chosen a few of my favourites to share with you. There are more to see at the above link.
Let’s start with a few just plain cute cards.
And now, a few more unusual cards.
and finally, a few cards that I consider downright frightening.
My thanks to Hyperallergic for putting together this interesting assortment of antique Christmas cards. There are a few more to be seen if you click the link.