A Very Early Advertisement for Christmas Cards

[Christmas Card Advertisement]

I was attracted to this item because of the very nice engraved image of the child. Then I saw that the image was part of an advertisement for a stationery company in Boston that sold Christmas cards.

What is more interesting yet is the fact that this cover dates from 1888, which I consider to be an early usages of these cards. During the "postcard craze" around the turn of the 1900's, there were millions of holiday cards printed and mailed. Wikipedia offers a more complete history of the Christmas Card, noting that the first card was seen in 1843.

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