560 years ago, someone from Germany engraved on wood the first Christmas 'card' (or more aptly, the first Christmas 'board').
150 years ago, the first commercially-sold Christmas cards was illustrated by John Callcott Horsley. It proved to be controversial because it depicted of a wine-drinking family with a small child.
135 years ago, United States had its first US-made Christmas card via Louis Prang.
95 years ago, Hallmark cards were created by John C Hall and brothers.
10 hours ago, I did these Christmas cards which you can right-click-copy for free. More tuts on Christmas cards are available in Smashing Magazine.
Info sourced from Google (where else?).
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