Victorians created Christmas as we know it today.

We have our Victorian ancestors to thank for some of the most prevalent Christmas traditions and inventions that have stood the test of time. The Christmas card, Christmas tree, Christmas cake and even the Christmas cracker were all brought to the fore during the Victorian period. Take a look at our festive video to see how the Victorians would have celebrated the season of goodwill.

From the lavish Christmas balls in the grand manors to the servants' celebrations downstairs, our Victorian relatives knew how to make the most of Christmas time.

Findmypast is full of resources for tracing Victorian ancestors and discovering more about their lives at Christmas and beyond.

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