The origin of the greeting card
The production of greeting cards stems from the needs of human society.
In the second century AD, a kind of commemorative medal appeared in ancient Rome. It was engraved with the words “Roman Senate and all the subjects with the Father Adrian Augustus a Happy New Year”. This is the predecessor of the greeting card.
In the Middle Ages, various forms of greeting cards appeared one after another. At that time, the most popular in Central Europe was the wooden greeting card, that is, the congratulatory message was carved on the smooth wood, and some people painted the wood carving to make it colorful.
Valentine’s Day (St. Valentine’s Day) card is the oldest greeting card. As early as in ancient Rome, on the day of the Faun on February 15th every year, the girls were shy and joyful and put their love messages in a box, and then the young men in the city would draw lots to draw a congratulatory message from which girl, He can justifiably woo that girl. The greetings that the Gu Nian people put in the box can be said to be the earliest Valentine’s Day greeting card.
In 1840, American businessman Esther A. Holland began mass production of Valentine’s Day cards as commodities. It made a profit of $5,000 in the first year. It can be seen that greeting cards have been popular with people almost from the day they were born.
And the most popular greeting card in the West-Christmas card came into being late. The first series of designs for the card was made by a British painter, John C. Horsley, in 1843.
In 1874, the famous American printing authority at the time and the German immigrant Mr. Louis Pollan printed Christmas cards in Massachusetts. The exquisite and unique cards immediately attracted people and won the popularity of the public. The craftsmanship of greeting cards is becoming more and more colorful, and new types of greeting cards are emerging endlessly.
What are the types of greeting cards?
There are many types of greeting cards, each with its own purpose, and of course, each has its own content and format. Here is a brief introduction to two types of birthday cards and commemorative cards.
The vast majority of greeting cards are closely related to time, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, and New Year greeting cards. A birthday card is a greeting card used to congratulate birthdays. It is a small but very important greeting card. Whenever relatives and friends have birthdays, sending a birthday card is good for maintaining family and friendship. As far as the popular greeting cards on the market are concerned, the types and grades of birthday greeting cards are the most, which just shows its importance. The most common birthday cards are the same as other greeting cards. Among music greeting cards, birthday cards are the most popular. This is a prominent aspect of birthday cards. Once this kind of music card is opened, it will release beautiful birthday blessing song music, and some also have colorful lights (light-emitting diodes) designed in harmony with the overall pattern, which can be described as all kinds of radiance and emotion. Another outstanding feature of birthday cards is that there are big differences in their scales, and there are many types. There are 4 special birthday cards, but it is rarely the case for Christmas and New Year cards.
Similar to birthday cards are anniversary cards. The anniversaries here include the anniversaries of engagement, marriage, graduation, degree, and all other memorable days. From a certain point of view, these commemorations are often more important than birthdays. The most prominent one is the wedding anniversary, which is an important holiday for couples and their families, especially those days when they are round. Greeting cards in this situation are also quite special.