Peter Gilderdale: 19th-century Kiwi Christmas cards

From Sunday Morning, 11:40 am on 3 December 2017

Researcher Peter Gilderdale says Christmas cards were a relatively late entry to our colonial Christmas tradition - that they only established themselves in the 1860s and didn't become really popular until a decade later. Peter is a senior lecturer in Communication Design at AUT and has been researching Christmas card trends to the late 19th century in NZ and discovered how a growing sense of nationalism contributed to a change in our Christmas card designs.