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Cards at Christmas time

The history of Christmas Cards Christmas is always a special time of the year, it is a time to send wishes and greetings to family, friends and acquantinces. Sending Christmas greetings started in the UK, in 1843 during Victorian times by Henry Cole, who with a friend who was an artist, started designing cards and ... read more

Greeting Cards – To Keep or Not to Keep

What do you do with old greeting cards? I love receiving greeting cards and really do hate having to put them away after a birthday or special celebration.  I usually left them on the hutch for a couple of weeks after the event and then they would get bundled up and shoved in a draw. ... read more
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Sending a card from overseas

We have made it really easy! Borders are diminishing when it comes to general trade around the world, but one thing that is not, is the distance between countries. When loved ones live overseas it can be a little gut wrenching for both parties when it comes to special occasions.  A birthday - you can't ... read more

Real Greeting Card vs eCard

Does it matter? Sending a greeting card to someone is a display of how you feel about the person you are sending the card to.  The act of organising, buying and sending the card sends the message that hey, you actually care and think about the recipient. Sending a tangible greeting card is the same ... read more
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Designing a handmade greeting card

Coming up with the design What does go into designing a handmade greeting card?  Sometimes coming up with a design is easy, it just seems to flow and yet other times, I seem to sit languishing staring into thin air.  The brain just does not want to co-operate. Designing a card can take days.  One ... read more
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When to send a greeting card

Anytime is the answer.  Anytime is an excellent time to send a greeting card.  There are many excuses you can use to let someone know you are thinking about them, or to make them feel special.  A greeting card is the perfect medium to say hundreds of different things to someone.  They don't necessarily have ... read more

Do you send a handmade card or a commercially produced card?

It's Mum's birthday next week, and here you are standing in a newsagents looking for a suitable card to mark the occasion.  They all look the same, different colours and messages, but still the same.  What's not to say that someone else may get Mum the same card you do. Nothing on the shelves really ... read more

What is a Greeting Card?

A greeting card is an illustrated piece of card stock or high quality paper featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Wikipedia Today, there is a greeting card for every ocassion, and there are even cards for no occasions. Greeting cards have been traced back to the 1400's, when Europeans started making and selling cards ... read more
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Sending a card, is it a forgotten art?

How long has it been since you have sent someone or given someone a greeting card?  Has the gesture of giving a card for a special occasion or just to let someone know you are thinking of them become a thing of the past? In 2019, we are all rushed and time poor, but should ... read more