Halloween dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people celebrated the change of season from summer to winter. People wore costumes and lit bonfires to fool the spirits and ghosts. Irish immigrants brought Halloween into the United States. It was one of the popular festivals in the Victorian Era. The tradition continued in the Edwardian era.
The culture of giving and receiving Halloween cards originated in the late 19th century. They had the same significance similar to Christmas and Birthday cards. Here below are some cool Halloween postcards from the 1900s and 1910s.