Who Commissioned The First Christmas Card In 1943. Did you know, henry cole, the founding director of the v&a, sent the first christmas card in 1843? Horsley a well known artist who also painted portraits of prince albert and queen victoria.
A most precious gift came in the form of the above holiday card sent from my brother, johnnie. Horsley and commissioned by civil servant sir henry cole. Charles goodall & son, a british publisher of visiting cards was one of the first to mass produce christmas cards and visiting cards.