By Baba. Greeting card. Published at Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 - 15:52:49 PM.
As mentioned above, technology has changed the way we give and receive greetings. From the simple form of a paper greeting card, folded in two with a simple message they have evolved all the way to the online e- cards. However, if you still want to go classic and purchase the paper greeting card you still have many choices. From sizes and shapes all the way to the very creative pop up greetings as well as the musical or recorded messages. The musical or record messages are extra amusing as either they come with a pre-recorded song to go along with the theme of the card that starts to play as soon as you open it, or you can actually record your own message instead of write it somewhere on the card.
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.
According to a dictionary, a greeting card is an illustrated and folded card featuring an expression of friendship and/or other sentiment. That description doesnt really show the thought or feeling behind giving or receiving a card. According to what I have found, the history of greeting cards goes back a long ways. The ancient Chinese exchanged messages of good will to celebrate their New Year and in early Egypt they sent greetings on papyrus scrolls. Papyrus scrolls were made from the Pith or the center of the Papyrus plant which use to be abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. The Germans were known to have printed New Years greetings from woodcuts as early as the 1400.
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.
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