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Christmas greeting cards. Christmas greeting cards
Some facts: A greeting card is an illustrated piece of card or high quality paper featuring an expression of friendship or other occasion or congratulation. In recent years, greeting cards have gained widespread popularity
It is known that the first Christmas card was made by the English artist Dobson in 1794. He gave it for his friend. We can see a winter forest and a family near a Christmas tree.
Some weeks before Christmas English people are busy. They send greeting cards to all their relatives and friends. Nowadays this popular British tradition has spread all over the world. Today over 2 billion greeting cards are sold annually in the UK.
The first greeting card
In Russia the first Christmas card came from England 100 years ago. Russian people bought these cards. The price was high. So not every citizen could afford it.
The first Russian cards were printed in St. Petersburg in 1898.
First Russian cards
Now people send greeting cards to their mothers, Fathers, to their children, to their nearest and dearest every year.
Usually they buy them. More often, If they aren’t so busy they can make greeting cards themselves.
. Different techniques and all sorts of design are used in modern cards’ production. . Usually postcards are signed like this:
Пом! Wish you a Merry Christmas and may this festival Bring great joy and happiness in your life!
May all your days be merry and bright And may your Christmas be white! Merry Christmas!
General tips and tricks for making Christmas cards: 1.It is vital to budget your time and make planning. So begin early to ensure that cards reach their original destination earlier than on Christmas Day. 2. To save time take help of any person at home for gluing, cutting and envelope stuffing as it will help to make card speedy. 3.With the help of the materials available make your own unique cards.
You can take last year’s wrapping paper or cut-out images from magazines and catalogues. Some card stock and little glue is required and you are good to go now. So use your imagination as fully as possible and enjoy the process.