- Jul 13, 2018 -
And the most popular greeting card in the west: Christmas greeting card came out later. The first designs for christmas greeting cards were made in 1843 by an English painter, John c. Horsley. On christmas day in 1842, the English missionary pope painted a picture of the birth of Jesus on a card and wrote two words: Merry christmas and a happy new year. Then send this card to your friend who is a missionary in Africa. When Sir Henry cowell saw this, he thought it was very meaningful. He asked Maury to design and make a card for a close friend. It is said that this christmas card is a picture of a beautiful family christmas. In the corner of the picture, it also says: I wish you a happy christmas and a happy new year.