By Baba. Greeting card. Published at Tuesday, May 08th, 2018 - 16:54:12 PM.
There many occasions to offer greetings, but one of the most popular are the birthday cards. Quite possibly, aside from the holiday wish card etc. these may have been the very first. There is nothing better than offering a colorfully packaged gift that comes with a matching beautiful card with a fun message in it. These are made to cater to every age with either humorous or loving messages inside. The childrens cards usually have various popular cartoon characters. Then there are teen cards that are a bit more mature and in many cases more humorous. The adult cards range from extremely amusing and funny or with adult insinuations to the more serious. There are options also that cater to different ages, such as the joke about being over the hill. Another popular form of greetings are the anniversary cards. These are a great way to show your loved one you are thankful for that special day.
I havent had the privilege of seeing even a picture of it, but there is a Valentine card made in the 1400s that is on display in a British Museum. The first Christmas Card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 where he had John Calcott Horsley paint a card for him centering around the feeding and clothing of the poor. Although he wasnt the first, Louis Prang is known as the Father of the American Christmas Card because prior to that we imported our greeting cards from England. Greeting cards were original fairly expensive because they were a handmade and hand delivered gift so they were mainly enjoyed and shared by the wealthy. By about the 1850s they became more affordable because of the advances in printing and postage rates were very reasonable.
Aside from the above mentioned greeting card options there are many other occasions that you can go out and purchase a greeting card for. One of the other most popular are holidays, there is a card for absolutely every holiday, the most popular of course is Christmas, Hanukah, and New Years. However, there in popularity are Easter and Valentines Day. There are also many unconventional holidays as well as reasons to offer, such as Bosses day, thank you card, addition to the family, and many more.
By the late 1800s, Valentine cards were completely machine-made. The first of many saleable valentine greeting cards produced in the US was created in the 1840s. John Calcott Horsley was the architect of the first Christmas card, and Louis Prang has come to be known as the father of Christmas greetings. He migrated from Germany and started a small-scale lithographic unit close to Boston in the 1850s, and is generally responsible for starting the production of greeting cards in The United States. His lithographic techniques, including color, had been so perfected that he had no competition from artists and craftsmen. During the 1870s, he came up with exclusive editions of Christmas greetings, which were an instant hit in Britain.
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