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Ausschnitte aus Festtags-Grusskarten: Bunte Karte mit Krippe, Engel mit Glocken, Hase und Truthahn. Im Hintergrund Ausschnitt aus Karte mit Baum und Schriftzug Frohe Festtage und Viel Glück

Season’s Greetings!

Christmas and New Year Cards

18 November 2022 – 8 January 2023

For almost 180 years we have been sending special cards to family and friends at Christmas and New Year. The idea of these self-made or pre-printed cards is to wish a happy holiday season, a good start to the new year, and much joy and success for the future. In the business world they help to sustain good relations. Relying on examples from the museum’s own collection, the exhibition shows how Christmas and New Year cards developed over the years and what remained unchanged – considering that they also shed light on the prevailing social conditions.