For Easter last year the BBC ran a story about the rising trend for Easter greeting cards in the Victorian era:
The popularity of greeting cards rose over the nineteenth century as changes were made to Britain’s postal service.
While Easter cards aren’t as commonly posted in Britain anymore, they are still a big part of the holiday in some other parts of Europe.
Some of the funnier cards are below. The Jewish one in particular is very confusing (why does one of the chickens have a bandaged foot and a walking stick?), while some of the others are simply creepy to modern eyes!