December 9 is Christmas Card Day which honors Sir Henry Cole (1818 – 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.
He commissioned painter and illustrator John Calcott Horsley to design a seasonal greeting to send to his friends and family. The postcard depicted a scene of a merry family drinking at the dinner table.
Whether you send out traditional cards via U.S. Mail or digital ones via e-mail, it’s a good day to get a start!