Season’s Greetings — Christmas and New Year’s Cards

Museum der Kulturen Basel
Ongoing Event
© museum der kulturen, omar lemke
Fri., 18 November until Sun., 08 January

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’s cards have developed over the years, what has remained unchanged, and how they shed light on the prevailing social conditions.


Museum der Kulturen Basel
Münsterplatz 20
4051 Basel

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