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Greetings card

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    2007 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Historic Royal Palaces (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lithography and varnishing on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Ritblat

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 221

This card was issued by Historic Royal Palaces in 2007 and sent to Sir John Ritblat. It was subsequently donated to the Museum by Lady Ritblat. Depicting the five sites administered by Historic Royal Palaces seen reflected in Christmas tree baubles, it is an example of the publication of Christmas cards by heritage bodies to raise funds and promote their visitor attractions.

Physical description

Folded (along left hand edge) rectangular (landscape format) card with image depicting Christmas tree baubles against a black background reflecting views of Historic Royal Palaces sites. Historic Royal Palaces lettered in white on front with information lettered in white on the back. Greeting and information about the sites administered by HRP inside printed in black.

Place of Origin

Britain (issued)


2007 (issued)


Historic Royal Palaces (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Lithography and varnishing on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Historic Royal / PALACES'
Lettered in white on the front, along the left hand edge

'Historic Royal / PALACES / Historic Royal Palaces is the / independent charity that looks / after the Tower of London, / Hampton Court Palace, the / Banqueting House, Kensington / Palace and Kew Palace. We help / everyone explore the story of / how monarchs and people have / shaped society, in some of the / greatest palaces ever built. / We receive no funding from the / Government or the Crown, so / we depend on the support of / our visitors, members, donors, / volunteers and sponsors. / www.hrp.org.uk'
Lettered in white on the back, left hand side

'Season's greetings from / Historic Royal Palaces'
Printed in black inside

Tower of London / World famous prison and / fortress guarded for centuries / by Yeoman Warders / and raucous ravens. / Hampton Court Palace / Enjoy the majestic riverside / pleasure palace of Henry VIII / and discover 500 years of / fascinating history. / Banqueting House / The place where history's finest / kings and queens came to / party, parade and enjoy fine / wines and music. / Kensington Palace / Home of stylish queens and / princesses; a place for fashion, / dancing and debutantes. / Kew Palace / The intimate family home / of the keen naturalist / George III, set in the beautiful / Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.
Printed in black, inside front, left hand side.

John / and with all best wishes, / Charles.
Handwritten in black ink inside.

Handwritten tick in pencil inside, top right corner.


Height: 10 cm, Width: 20.9 cm folded, Width: 41.9 cm open

Descriptive line

Greetings card, Christmas card issued by Historic Royal Palaces, 2007.




Lithography; Varnished

Subjects depicted

Palaces; Christmas tree baubles


Advertising; Christmas; Greeting cards


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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