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Why We Buy Birthday Cards On Line

Apr 18, 2008
Every year, you celebrate a special day that is all yours. It's the day when you came to the world, a day known as your birthday. On this special day of yours, what kind of things do you receive? Do you get phone calls from loved ones? Do you get gifts of all kinds? Or do you receive something special in the mail? Birthday cards are among the most popular options for greeting a person on his or her special day, especially if the celebrator lives far away.

Birthday cards, even during the age of electronic greeting cards and email, are still a great way to say hello to someone and wish him well as he turns a year older. It is such a popular way of greeting, that there have been sources that say 7 billion birthday cards are sent in the United States every year, even more than any other type of greeting cards.

The history of the greeting card dates back to about 200 years, and the first birthday cards were sent in England more than 100 years ago. It has been said that birthday cards are intended for well-wishing a loved one or a friend, especially during his birthday. During the earliest years of personalized and painted greeting cards, having them sent to a person was expensive. But when postage stamps were introduced, mailing greeting cards and birthday cards became affordable. Which probably explains why almost everybody sends hem out every year.

Birthday cards today come in various brands, with equally numerous colours, sizes, styles, and messages. You can see birthday cards written for almost any age of the celebrator, whether it is the first birthday, or the sixty-first. Plus, you can even choose a card that best suits the personality of the person you are sending it to. There are now pop up cards and musical cards, which play the "Happy Birthday to You" song when you open it up. By the way, did you know that the Happy Birthday song is the most widely sung melody in the world?

Why else do we send birthday cards? Is it just to say hello or wish someone well? Birthday cards, just like any type of greeting card created for various occasions, let a person reach out to someone, even without the use of a telephone, a fax, or an email address. Birthday cards, though old fashioned, are still a great way to let someone know you care, and that you cared enough to remember them on their special day.

Birthday cards are now even available to buy on line over the internet. You can choose the birthday cards on line and have them hand written and sent directly to the recipient. You may even choose your own designs for greeting cards or birthday cards and type in your own personalized message. Your birthday wishes will come out as animations with music.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of The Card and Gift Company. It is one of the fastest growing on line birthday card websites. To see an example of why The Card and Gift Company is growing so rapidly have a look at Birthday cards
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