PSRC Annual Holiday Card Contest. Open to All Students K-12. History of Holiday Cards. The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843 and featured an illustration by John Callcott Horsley.
Open to All Students K-12
The picture chosen was painted by a seven-year-old girl, Jitka Samkova of Rudolfo, a small town in the former Czechoslovakia. The town received UNICEF assistance after World War II, inspiring Jitka to paint children dancing around a maypole, representing "joy going round and round."