Christmas Cards history begin in the ancient world of Rome. People used to send gifts to the Emperor to mark a New Year. Later gifts were replaced with tablets with greetings engraved on it. The tradition ended with the fall of The Roman Empire, and remained forgotten till the Middle Ages. In 15th century in Germany greetings card with the drawing of infant Jesus became more and more popular.
In 1843 in the Victorian England, an artist John Calcott Horsley, and a designer Henry Cole had set up a company named ‘Art Manufacture’. Later on, they printed firs thousand of Christmas Greetings Cards which looked nearly like contemporary ones. What is quite interesting – they had real problems with selling them, maybe for the fact of the design, maybe for other reasons, who knows…
These days Christmas Cards are so popular that noone can imagine Christmas without them. If you ever got a card, you probably remember what a pleasant feeling is to read it. Greetings send to the family and friends not only reminds them about you, but are a good way to show your love and respect. It doesn’t cost a lot, but gives everyone great time of reading and remembrances.
Psychologists, for instance, have already proven during their researches on Christmas Cards effect, that every single card sent to your relatives, positively influences on your future relations with them. The same is true, maybe more true even, when it comes to your employer and collegues – even one small card with something nice can result in your salary rise, or better cooperation between you and your friends from work.
Business Christmas Cards sending is also highly encouraged – following are some tips for businessmen who want to have more satisfied clients. First of all – never forget to send cards to your key clients, as it gives them assurance that you took effort and time to think of them. But don’t spent a fortune on these cards – rather for sure a handwritten greeting on a normal card is more worthy than even gold and shiny cards printed in bulk by your office inkjet printer. It is also a good idea to buy some cards after Christmas, and to send them the next year, for the fact you can buy them half price.