Saturday 18 December 2010
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Thursday 23 December 2010
The postal service is something we take for granted, but without it there would be no convenient way of sending sackloads of cards every year. As a result, the greetings card as we know it didn't appear until the Victorian era when a reliable (and, more importantly, affordable) postal service was created.
Did you know...?
By the late 19th century, there were between six and twelve mail deliveries per day in London, permitting correspondents to exchange multiple letters within a single day. Sounds a bit like email!
You can read more about the history of the Christmas card in What is Myrrh Anyway? and Christmas Miscellany. And remember, it's not too late to order your copy online and have it sent to you in time for the big day!