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Christmas Card Facts

It is approaching that time of year. Time to get out the red Santa hat, make your to-do list and make sure we send Christmas cards the people that are important to us. Since the emergence of ecom, a number of great sites have provided good systems that allow you to personalize holiday cards online before printing.

There are 2 basic groups of people that get involved in the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas greeting cards:

    Friends and Family- For the ones we truly love and care for.
    Business or Corporate- as a good will gesture of the confidence and faith your clientele has placed in you.

Traditionally we send Christmas cards once a year. It is a tradition that has continued for centuries. The first recognized usage of a Christmas greeting was a letter written by an English admiral sent in 1699. The first Commercial Christmas cards went into production in the year 1873 by an man known as Louis Prang. Louis was an inventor and a litho printer. He produced a card for Charles Dickens a well known Christmas carol writer.

Why do People Send Christmas Cards?
Sounds like a simple question. We know a brief on how and why this tradition began but why has it grown into a multi billion dollar industry?

Take a closer look at what people say when asking similar questions for the fun of it. These are comments that people say using the words "why" and or "Christmas" in the same sentence online found in Christmas topics.

    Why do people send Christmas cards showing Santa's butt-crack?
    Why oh why do people send Christmas cards to people they haven`t spared 10 minutes on the phone for during the year?
    Do you want to know Jesus, whose birth we celebrate at Christmas?
    I don't understand why everybody is saying happy new year already.
    Why do people give out Christmas cards with gifts and presents at Christmas time?
    Why some people do not like Christmas?
    Why do people sometimes write "Christmas" with an "X"? (Xmas)
    Do you know why Christmas is celebrated around the world?
    Why you should send Christmas cards to clients
    Why not get in before the rush and do "thanksgiving" cards
    To avoid offending anyone, why not send your cards out early in January?
    why wait until Christmas to do it.
    why do so many people claim to hate Christmas letters when they are sent by their own friends and family?
    Why is it cheaper to do it now?? Day after sounds good..
    It is kind of early to send Xmas cards, why not wait until after Thanksgiving
    Why do people give each other gifts on Christmas?

Sending out and receiving holiday greeting cards at the festive season is part of Christmas cheer that most of us share. I have a considerable collection of Christmas cards that I've put away and keep. I look forward to this interaction of receiving and giving every year. It seems to create some sort of radiance. For the last couple of years I've been including my 9 and 14 year old daughters in Christmas greeting card exchanges due to the fact that children generally don't become engaged with Christmas gift card best wishes. Christmas day is typically enjoyed by our children to its fullest though.

Over the festive season one of the sad realities is the fact many of us catch flues and feel like crap. Sometimes one person then the whole family can get unwittingly sick in winter months so they are unable to get to send out your usual greeting cards and stuff. When you aren't feeling like yourself details can accidentally be missed. Most friends know this, even though you feel unpleasant for not remembering to get cousin Chester a Christmas card. You gotta chuckle and take Chester out for a Pizza dinner another time I guess.

It can be allot of fun during the festive season mailing out custom greeting cards and it's good to get about of the way. "It's not too late to avoid the Christmas rush" is what I keep saying, the next thing you know I am duking it out with Christmas shoppers a few days before Christmas. You have your friends and family that you need to send a Christmas card to. Why cause undue stress on yourself by "put it off today, I'll do it tomorrow".

My feeling is in business we send Christmas cards to send warm wishes and express a sincere thank you to your patrons for the support they have given you over the past year. In your personal life we send them more as tradition and as a means to send cheer to those you cannot visit.

The Christmas Card Manufacturing business sector is a multi-billion dollar industry that grows every year. Here's a Few Interesting Facts About The Holiday Greeting Card Industry

    Almost 7.5 billion dollars are spent on about 7 billion Christmas cards.
    In the US 90% of households will buy 30 holiday cards. There are cheaper greeting cards starting at 50 cents and some in excess of $10.

It is a huge business and there are thousands of smaller businesses that have started-up to further enhance the personalization of holiday and greeting cards.

Many businesses wonder whether to personalize cards or not. If you are going to buy holiday cards to send out then you may as well have them personalized (logo printed) by a commercial printer, it is a small extra fee and saves time. If you are buying them for personal use you'll likely benefit more by choosing or creating a verse and have it printed or purchased as a standard blank.

John Johnston is a family guy that enjoys writing about his primary printing and graphics business. He was born in the baby boomer zone and enjoys working with dogs, people and playing with fast cars.

Do you know where the word 'Christmas' originated? "Cristes Maesse" in the derivative term for "Christmas" and it means "Christ's Mass".
--Posted by - my-christmas2013 -
- my-christmas2013 - Updated at: 9:47 PM

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