History of Greeting Cards
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Did you know that every time you send greeting cards you are continuing a centuries-old tradition that dates back to the ancient Chinese?
Written greeting cards were also exchanged by the ancient Egyptians on papyrus scrolls!
Greeting cards became a tradition in European cultures as early as the 1400s, when handmade greeting cards, printed on paper, with woodcuts or illustrated by hand were exchanged. These early cards were not accessible to the masses the way they are today. Not only could most people not read or write, but the hand-decorated, handmade cards were too expensive for even literate commoners.
Mass produced greeting cards, like we see today, were introduced in the late 1800s, when stationery companies hired popular artists of the day to design and illustrate their cards. It is almost a requirement today to send out greeting cards for birthdays, Xmas, New Year, Mothers and Fathers Day, Valentine etc. You can find printed or handmade greeting cards for almost any occasion.
Greeting cards have now become recognized in the world of antiques and collectibles as being very collectable items.
Photographic technology has made handmade greeting cards a popular alternative to mass produced cards, especially when the occasion is very special. Each photograph used in The Short Collection’s handmade greeting cards represents a true image of the Australia you love to share with family and friends about your Oz, be it scenes of Australian birds, Australian native flowers, Australian animals, Australian landscapes, Australian landmarks and the Sydney Opera House.
Today greeting cards are a unique traveler’s gift. Light and easy to pack they take up minimum room in your bag. A gift given with thought that can be sent framed or kept.
The Short Collection can supply you with birthday greeting cards, photo greeting cards, Christmas greeting cards, corporate greeting cards, custom greeting cards, free greeting cards, New Year greeting cards, thank you greeting cards, personalized greeting cards, handmade greeting cards, printed greeting cards, greeting cards, business greeting cards, anniversary greeting cards, customized greeting cards.