Tuesday, December 23, 2008


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

The greeting card will help you express your feelings and get closer to people. They are designed to give the people you care about warm feelings toward you, or pleasant tingles, or sometimes even happy tears. Greeting cards are still the most prevalent and popular media for expressing a person feelings.


Greeting cards started out as simple slips of papyrus, that were exchanged by both the Egyptians and Chinese as messages of goodwill. As the concept of greeting cards evolved, Europeans began to send them to one another for holidays such as Valentine's Day – and this occurred as early as the 1400's. Of course, these cards were handmade and expensive so not everyone could afford to send greeting cards for their holiday well-wishes.

Greeting cards really hit the mainstream in the 1850's, when commercial printing as well as the invention of the postage stamp started to allow people all over the world to send greeting cards to their loved ones. Now, greeting cards are a billion dollar business, with people purchasing and sending cards for holidays including religious celebrations, birthdays, and even just as a simple thank you or gesture of love. The two largest greeting card companies, Hallmark and American Greetings, offer cards that are perfect for any occasion, with themes and illustrations that are great for all tastes.


The 8 Rules of Business Greeting Card Etiquette

  • Buy Quality Cards
  • Update Your List
  • Sign Cards Personally
  • Handwrite the Address
  • Mail to Home Address
  • Use Titles
  • Be Sensitive to Traditions
  • Avoid the Mail Rush