Creepy-cute: the Victorian Christmas Card

18 July 2014 | By admin

One of the greatest charms of our upcoming production of Peter Wrights The Nutcracker is its luxurious design by John Macfarlane. As the Sun Herald said, “it’s like a Victorian Christmas card come to life.”

In Victorian England, Christmas cards really came into their own. Queen Victoria’s German husband Albert popularised the Yuletide traditions of his homeland, among them the Christmas tree, and the penny post meant seasonal greetings became easier than ever to send.

The world of the Victorian Christmas card is lavishly coloured, sweetly sentimental, as festive as holly and sleigh bells … and just occasionally, a little bit creepy! Here are some of the best.


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