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The History of Sending Greetings Cards

The History of Sending Greetings Cards

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30 Nov 2016

It’s no secret that we at instantprint hold a torch for greetings cards. In a world where social media, phones and email make it easy to receive messages in an instant, there’s something special about giving or receiving a handwritten or personalised card.


The tradition of sending greetings cards is stronger now than it’s ever been, with UK sales having grown by a staggering £60 million in the last two years alone; but what we don’t often hear about is how the tradition initially came to be.


So without further ado, let’s delve into the history of greetings cards to find out why still they’re so popular today…



Whether it’s down to great design, the personal touch they offer, or their ability to express something much better than we could ourselves, greetings cards are to this day an integral part of our culture, and we only hope that they remain that way for years and years to come.


Becky Taylor

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Hello! I'm Becky, the Community Manager here at instantprint. I love inspiring our customers with lots of tips and designs, whilst keeping them up to date with the latest goings on at HQ.