Why are Greeting postcards so popular?
Postcards were invented in 1869. Before that time, Christmas and Valentine cards were the only commercial cards available. Around 1900 the postcard industry also introduced greeting cards for other celebrations, such as birthdays, easter, new years day and thanksgiving. Halloween especially in the USA. Greeting postcards were often gilded or embossed and covered with glitter. Because the cards looked appealing many people bought them.
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What is a greeting card and what does it do?
A greeting card is an illustrated message that expresses, either seriously or humorously, affection, good will, gratitude, sympathy, or other sentiments. Greeting cards are usually sent by mail in observance of a special day or event and can be divided into two general classifications: seasonal and everyday.
A greeting card expresses all the human emotions, joy, thanks, sympathy, humor, love and admiration. It allows us to connect on an emotional level with the people who have touched our lives.
The history of greeting cards
The history of greeting cards dates back to the ancient Chinese who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate a New Year, and to early Egyptians who used papyrus scrolls to send greetings.
Cards can be the best thing for this, sending a card expresses all the human emotions, joy, thanks, sympathy, humor, love and admiration. It allows us to connect on an emotional level with the people who have touched our lives.
some examples of theme's
There are serveral different greeting postcard theme's, such as;