Christmas Card Display

Past Event: 1 December 2009 to 6 January 2010

Christmas card display.
Christmas card display.
Source: Museum Victoria

This small display features a selection of Christmas cards from the 1890s to the 1960s.

Did you know that early Christmas cards rarely showed religious themes?

Instead, they featured fanciful designs such as flowers that symbolised the approach of spring in the northern hemisphere.

The first commercial Christmas card was commissioned in 1843 by designer and educator Sir Henry Cole, who would go on to be the founding director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The staff of Museum Victoria extend season’s greetings to all of our visitors.

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