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.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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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 - The Imagination Station - Christmas & New Year 2014

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Explore the magical and surreal world of turn-of-the-century Russian theatrical design.

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