By Baba. Greeting card. Published at Monday, April 30th, 2018 - 20:50:20 PM.
Theyre art - and theyre fun: sure, regular cards are art, too. But custom greeting cards showcase your ability to think of a design, select something thats perfect for the occasion, and send it to the perfect recipient. More than just expressing yourself, custom greeting cards are a way to express your unique taste and special skill in spotting just the right kind of design. They show that you really care: nothing shows caring like just the right thing, and custom greeting cards are often exactly that. Instead of just selecting from preexisting options, you can look for the custom greeting cards that are exactly the right fit for exactly your situation. A card from a big name-brand company shows that you know when youre supposed to give someone a card; custom greeting cards show that you know exactly how to pick the perfect card for that moment.
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.
So, lets start with what is a greeting card. Originally, greeting cards derive from postcards ( which are single sided without the fold ) and are an illustrated, folded card usually featuring a message of greeting or other sentiment. They can be either printed or handmade. Now, with the advent of Internet though, virtual greetings cards have evolved which doesnot fit into the above-mentioned definition.
When I receive a greeting card I feel important because I know someone is thinking of me. I usually hold on to the card for a few days and display it so I may look at it. Then I have to make the decision whether to discard or keep the card. Like many of us who have limited storage space, I have to be selective about what I keep. Unfortunately, most times I find myself throwing out the greeting card. I usually have negative feelings about having to do this. The thoughtful card sender spent time looking for the right card, and many times the card is very attractive and I hate to just throw it out. An average person receives 20 greeting cards per year and I bet many have similar feelings about discarding attractive greeting cards.
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