We may wonder, why do we give cards on special occasions? The practice appears to date back to the 14th century in China, when special notes were given to people to celebrate Chinese New Year. Ancient Egyptians also sent specially scribed papyrus scrolls to one another on special occasions. The practice really gained momentum in the West during the 1800s.
The selection of cards varies from one culture to another. Often, the selection is based on the type of occasion which could be an anniversary, a birthday, to wish someone luck or for a religious occasion. For a range of unique religious themed cards and Bar Mitzvah Cards, go to https://cazenovejudaica.com/uk/cards/bar-mitzvah
Card recipients place great value on the sentiments in the cards they receive. In return, we should recognise that the card we give represents a lasting statement about the relationship between us. Cards can be treasured for years, storing a lifetime of interpersonal memories. Moreover, the sender of a card hopes to be remembered as the one who gave the “perfect” card. In order to do so, we must know how to convey our message accurately and choosing the right card is important for this.
While congratulating someone for a new baby, passing their driving test, or even moving to a new home, a card is still appropriate. It is even appropriate to send cards to a friend for good luck on their job interview or for a bereavement to send our condolences and love. They are the perfect way to show someone that they are in our thoughts and that we wish them well.