When the Christmas card was invented in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant who helped set up the Post Office, his intention was to get regular people using postal services. It’s hard to tell if he knew at the time that he would be creating a new tradition that would carry weight worldwide almost two centuries later.
That said, sending Christmas cards seems to be slowly going out of vogue as technology and social media take over, but we’re here to bring it back. There’s nothing better than a beautifully designed hand-written card being sent to you by someone you care about.
Read on to take a look at our pick of the best Christmas cards of 2019, including charity, romantic, luxury, funny and multi-pack ones. Whether you’ll be sending one or dozens, we’ve got options for you.
The best charity Christmas cards
1. Museums & Galleries Virgin and Child Christmas Card – pack of 8
£5, John Lewis & Partners