Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

In 1843, Henry Cole, the V&A’s founding director, sent the world’s first Christmas card. The Museum holds in its collections a large number of Christmas-related items, including cards, toys, books, church carvings, stained glass and decorations. The Museum also regularly commissions Christmas trees from well-known designers.

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V&A Christmas Cards - Christmas Tree (Pack of 10)||RNWIT||EVAEX

V&A Christmas Cards - Christmas Tree (Pack of 10)||RNWIT||EVAEX

Reproduced from a linocut originally printed and sent by Paul Peter Piech in the 1960s. Pack of 10 cards with red envelopes. Message inside reads: Wit…

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Event - Illustrated Christmas Cards

Fri 05 December 2014 10:30

ONE DAY DIGITAL WORKSHOP: Learn how to create simple and beautiful illustrated greeting cards inspired by patterns and motifs in the V&A collections.

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