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Greeting cards study guide

'Wishing You an Utterly Charming Time', greetings card by Albert Ludovici II, England, UK, 1881. Museum no. E.2413-1953

'Wishing You an Utterly Charming Time', greetings card by Albert Ludovici II (1852–1932), England, UK, 1881. Museum no. E.2413-1953


  • Blair, Arthur, Christmas cards for the collector, London: Batsford, 1986

  • Brenner, Robert, Valentine treasury : a century of valentine cards, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2000

  • Buday, George, The history of the Christmas card, London: Rockliff Publishing, 1954

  • Ettlinger, L D and R,G, Holloway, Compliments of the season, London: Penguin, 1947

  • Heller, Steven, Artists’ Christmas cards, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979

  • Hillier, Bevis, Greetings from Christmas past, London: The Herbert Press, 1982

  • Kreider, Katherine, One hundred years of valentines, Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 1999

  • Seddon, Laura, A gallery of greetings, Manchester: Manchester Polytechnic Library, 1992

  • Seddon, Laura, Victorian valentines, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996

  • Staff, Frank, The valentine and its origins, London: Lutworth Press, 1969

  • Stern, Ellen, The very best from Hallmark : greetings cards through the years, New York: Abrams, 1988

  • Webb Lee, Ruth, The history of valentines, London: Batsford, 1953

  • White, Gleeson, Christmas cards and their chief designers, London: The Studio, 1895

Other collections

British Museum (Queen Mary’s collection)
Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3DG
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 8000 (switchboard)
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7323 8299 (information desk)

Manchester Metropolitan University Library (Laura Seddon collection)
All Saints
M15 6BH
Telephone: +44 (0)161 247 6108

Societies and journals

The Ephemera Society
PO Box 112
Telephone: +44 (0)1923 829079

Centre for Ephemera Studies
Department of Typography & Graphic Communication
The University of Reading
2 Earley Gate
PO Box 239
Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8081
+44 (0)118 935 1680

Greetings Card Association
Sharon Little
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7619 0396

Progressive Greetings Worldwide
Max Publishing
United House
North Road
N7 9DP
Jacqueline Brown, Editor: jw@max-publishing.co.uk
Warren Lomax, Advertising Director: warren@max-publishing.co.uk
Kathryn Scrimgeour, Deputy Editor: kathryns@max-publishing.co.uk
Ashley Lomax, Subscriptions, telephone: +44 (0)20 7700 6740 Fax: +44 (0)20 7607 6411


Last updated 6 January 2004

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