Greeting Cards – emotions revealed through words!

A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are usually given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feeling.
Greeting cards, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small.
While typically inexpensive, more elaborate cards with die-cuts or glued-on decorations may be more expensive.
In recent years, photo greeting cards have gained widespread popularity and come in two main types. The first type is photo insert cards in which a hole has been cut in the center. Your photo slides in just like a frame.
The second type is printed photo cards in which the photo is combined with artwork and printed, usually on a high-end digital press, directly onto the face of the card. Both types are most popular for sending holiday greetings such as Christmas, Hanukkah & for baby showers.
The custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.
By the early 15th century, handmade paper greeting cards were being exchanged in Europe. The Germans are known to have printed New Year’s greetings from woodcuts as early as 1400, and handmade paper Valentine were being exchanged in various parts of Europe in the early to mid-15th century, with the oldest Valentine in existence being in the British Museum.
Emotions can be expressed through a lot of means. Expressing them verbally sometimes leaves you out of words. Greeting cards provide you with a solution to this unnerving situation.
Greeting cards can be sent out to your special ones, long distant family members, or friends, whatever uses you make out of them, it turns out to be beautiful and convenient.