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In 1831, a newspaper in Barcelona, ​​Spain, wanted to make operational the technique of lithography, congratulating his readers through a pattern for Christmas, what would be considered a form of Christmas card.

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The construction of the first Christmas card, however, is normally assigned to the British Henry Cole, in 1843, commissioned a graphics card with the message: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" because he had no time to write personally to each one of his friends.
Quickly, the custom of wishing Happy Holidays with the use of a card is spread throughout Europe and, since 1870, these cards began to be printed in color. Already at that time the image of Santa Claus - with its many changes over the decades - started to be frequent in Christmas cards.

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