As not answering his stack of correspondence appeared impolite, the London socialite decided to speed up the task by enlisting his friend, artist J.C. Horsley, to design a festive card with a fill-in-the-blank salutation in 1843. The first-ever Christmas card soon inspired copycats, with holiday greetings taking off both in Britain and the United States by the end of the century.
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In this section, you can actually design and create your own card and print it out in your home to send to family and friends. There is a template to which you can upload a personal or family photo from your computer or choose one of the many images available on the site. You can also choose from among the many message options and also add your own personal note. Print it out and voila! You have your own custom paper greeting card that you can sign, seal with love and send just in time for the special occasion!
Upload personal photos into Canva for free and add it to the card to make it even more special. Or, search from among Canva's collection of more than 1 million stock images. You can add graphics and illustrations too. Then, use the advanced filters tools to enhance your chosen images. Get the help of friends, colleagues or family in creating the design by sharing an editable link. Once final, you can download your design for print, email it, or share it as a Facebook or Twitter post.