A greeting card is just a small piece of paper printed or hand-painted or handmade with printed or handwritten message to convey your feelings to a person. Today, there are so many ways we can express our feelings to a person like an SMS, a massage by email, e-card, fax or just a phone / mobile phone. However, greeting cards are used for this purpose. Some people think such a degree that why spend money and time buying and sending a greeting card, instead why not send an SMS, so cheap and save time choices!
Today, what matters in each field is the presentation. Greeting cards are also one of the means to present their feelings. I want to say greetings cards are an aesthetic aspect of packing your feelings / expressions so that the recipient feels happy and honored.
Therefore, greeting cards can be used for almost every occasion, all you have to choose the right card, the right color, design or image along with the printed message or your own handwritten massage that reveals his affection. As a greeting card there are many reasons you can send cards to your beloved ones every week on Hump day Wednesday, apartments and therefore there are many types of greeting cards available on the market:
New Year Card
Thank you very much
Thinking of You Card
I’m sad short
Good luck cards
Card ‘Get well
New baby card
I love you shortly
Ugadi Card (Hindu New Year Card)
Gudhipadawa Card (Hindu New Year Card)
Mother’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Greeting card and so on.
Hallmark Cards and American Greetings are the largest manufacturers of greeting cards in the world. In the UK, it is estimated that every year billions of pounds are used on greeting cards, with an average of 55 cards a year.
In the US, many adults traditionally send Christmas cards to friends and relatives in December. Many service companies also send cards to their customers this season, usually with a universally acceptable non-religious message such as “Happy Holidays” or “Seasons Greetings”.
Historians say that the custom of sending greeting cards is initiated by the ancient Chinese who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the new year. The Egyptians in the past transported their greetings on papyrus rolls. At the beginning of 1400, they were exchanging greeting cards handmade paper in Europe. It is known that the Germans printed new year greetings from woodcut as early as 1400, and handmade paper Valentines were exchanged in different parts of Europe beginning in mid 1400.
In the 1850s, greeting cards had been transformed from a relatively expensive gift, handmade and handed to a popular and cheap personal communication medium. Thanks to new advances in printing and mechanization. This was followed by new trends like Christmas cards, the first published in London, in 1843, when Sir Henry Cole hired artist John Calcott Horsley to design a holiday card that could send to friends and acquaintances. In the 1860s companies like Marcus Ward & Co, Goodall and Charles Bennett began mass production of greeting cards. They hired famous artists like Kate Greenaway and Walter Crane as illustrators and short designers.
There are two main categories of greeting cards, one is mass-produced (printed on offset printing machines, etc.) and another greeting handmade. Congratulations card also hand-painted a separate category of greeting cards. These cards are also available, but these cards can not be mass produced, as each card must be painted individually. So every hand painted card is unique.