Archives Technician Donna has been busy this morning curating her first display of archival artifacts. The display will be used by the Grande Prairie Museum’s education department to supplement their programming activities.
The creation of the Christmas card dates from 1843 in England and was commissioned by Henry Cole. In the 1910s and 1920s, homemade Christmas cards became popular. Technical development, like colour lithography, in the 1930s moved people away from making their own cards. Card designs have evolved over time. The World Wars brought Christmas cards with patriotic themes. In the past cards have also shown Christmas traditions, objects associated with Christmas, Christmastime activities, or other aspects of the season such as the snow and wildlife of the northern winter. Many of these details can still be found in modern Christmas cards.