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Twitter Thread Explains The Weirdness Of Vintage Christmas Cards

We usually use Twitter to waste time on funny tweets, but every now and then it provides some serious knowledge to our weak brains. This particular thread explains the bizarre nature of old Christmas cards - and shares some seriously freaky examples. This is some serious pre-Hallmark shit. We just wish we could find these at our local stationery store.

twitter thread about how christmas cards were really weird in the 1800s | tweet by RabbitThoughts cheap postage stamps came out 1800s suddenly people could send Christmas Cards. Since medium new visual language didn't really exist yet. Their symbolism is all over map and 's fantastic MerryChristmas #History #VisualArt. half man half turnip in a top hat.
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