1st Commercially Printed Card Up For Sale A card from 1843 is up for auction. It's famous for being the first commercially printed Christmas card, but also for a scandal. The card depicts people, including children, drinking red wine.
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1st Commercially Printed Card Up For Sale

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1st Commercially Printed Card Up For Sale

1st Commercially Printed Card Up For Sale

1st Commercially Printed Card Up For Sale

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A card from 1843 is up for auction. It's famous for being the first commercially printed Christmas card, but also for a scandal. The card depicts people, including children, drinking red wine.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. What's considered the first-ever commercially made Christmas card is up for sale again. The card is from 1843 and is now up for auction. The card offers a timeless message - merry Christmas and a happy new year to you. But it was deemed scandalous when first released because the card depicts a group of people drinking red wine, including children. It's been a hard semester of remote learning but not quite that bad. It's MORNING EDITION.

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