DAY 10: 12 DAYS OF VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS CARDS

Now we’ve reached day 10 of 12 Days of Victorian Christmas cards, it’s about time that I share a mechanical card with you. Victorian Christmas card designers were ingenious in their designs and inventions and all manner of pop-up style cards appeared. This is one of my favourites: an embossed black cat. This is what the card looks like from the front when fully closed.

Copyright Michelle Higgs

The card opens out to reveal a brilliant concertina cat:

Copyright Michelle Higgs

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