Tis the season!

Here at The Typecast Gallery we’re getting in the Christmas spirit with two new card ranges. In vintage style we’ve ‘Wrapped for Christmas’ and for fun-filled dog and cat lovers there’s ‘Paws for thought’.

Despite the popularity of online greetings, the humble Christmas card remains an essential part of the festive season. Like so many Christmas traditions, Christmas cards date from the Victorian era. Queen Victoria sent the first official Christmas card, but the idea came from Sir Henry Cole, the first director of the V&A. In 1843 he had 1000 cards printed for museum correspondence, excess cards were sold to the public for a shilling each. Within a couple of years Christmas cards were being mass produced and here we are today with the average person in Britain sending 50 cards every year!