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# How many Christmas cards are sent in the UK every year?

## How many Christmas cards are sent in the UK every year?

It is estimated that around 900 million Christmas cards are sent in the UK each year.

## How many Christmas cards are mailed each year worldwide?

Every year, over a billion holiday cards are put through the mail. According to a USPS study, in the 2018 fiscal year alone, about 1.3 billion holiday cards were mailed, a number that’s held fairly steady for years now.

Are more Christmas cards sold than birthday cards?

Sales of holiday-based cards have increased. 75% of consumers who send holiday cards say they do so because they know how good it feels when they receive a holiday greeting. Birthday cards are still the best-selling card type, accounting for more than half of the total cards sold.

### How many cards are bought each year?

6.5 billion
Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year. Annual retail sales of greeting cards are estimated between \$7 and \$8 billion.

### When was the first Xmas card sent?

1843
Reproduction of the Christmas card designed by John Callcott Horsley for Henry Cole in 1843. This is recognised as the first Christmas card ever sent.

How many Christmas cards does the average person send?

HOW MANY HOLIDAY CARDS DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON SEND? Most people send between 50 and 100 cards, but it varies greatly from person to person. There are many things to consider, such as how many people are in your household, how many immediate family members you and your partner have, and what profession you are in.

## What would a poor Victorian child find in their stocking?

In a “poor child’s” Christmas stocking, which first became popular from around 1870, only an apple, orange and a few nuts could be found. This simple idea paved the way for the sending of the first Christmas cards.

## How many Hallmark stores are there in the US?

2,000
Hallmark is combining its card operations with its retail business, which includes roughly 2,000 mostly independently owned U.S. stores.

How many greeting cards are sold each year?

According to the American Greeting Card Association, Americans purchase approximately 6.5 billion greeting cards each year and of those, 1.6 billion are Christmas cards. According to research from the U.S. Postal Service, sales of greeting cards has gone up again this year for the third year in a row.

### How many Christmas cards were printed in the UK?

Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed and sold that year for a shilling each. Early British cards rarely showed winter or religious themes, instead favoring flowers, fairies and other fanciful designs that reminded the recipient of the approach of spring.

### Why was a Christmas card sent in the 19th century?

A 19th-century American Christmas card. A Christmas card is a greeting card sent as part of the traditional celebration of Christmas in order to convey between people a range of sentiments related to Christmastide and the holiday season.

When did the first Hallmark Christmas card come out?

According to Hallmark research, nearly three-fourths of consumers who send holiday cards do so because they know how good it feels when they receive a holiday greeting. Hallmark made its first Christmas cards in 1915, five years after the founding of the company. An email address is required in order to download any of these files.