|Copyright Michelle Higgs|
Sunday, 14 December 2014
DAY 3: 12 DAYS OF VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CARDS
For Day 3 of '12 Days of Victorian Christmas Cards', I'd like to share an early card from the 1860s featuring a girl in the snow. I don't think this girl is really dressed for such wintry weather!
These early cards were quite small, about the size of visiting cards which the Victorians left at people's houses to say they had called. Christmas cards from the 1860s had a paper 'lace' border, usually with a scalloped edge. You'll notice that there are a limited number of colours on this card because chromolithography was still in its infancy.