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Our Greeting Cards can be printed Full Colour one or two sides from a choice of 300gsm silk or gloss card
to 400gsm FSC triple coated silk card.
Please note our 400gsm silk greeting cards are PRE-CREASED ONLY to a 4pp but NOT FOLDED they are
supplied flat, with or without envelopes.
400gsm Three Sizes available:
Printed A5 flat size 148mm x 210mm folds to an A6 4pp
Printed 2/3 A4 flat size 198mm x 210mm folds to a DL 4pp
Printed A4 flat size 210mm x 297mm folds to an A5 4pp
Our 300gsm Greeting Cards are supplied CREASED and FOLDED without envelopes but you have a choice of Silk OR Gloss card
printed Full Colour both sides or Full Colour One Side Black only on inside the choice is yours.
300gsm Four Sizes available:
Folded to A6 Portrait 105mm x 148mm
Folded to A6 Landscape 148mm x 105mm
Folded to DL Portrait 100/105mm x 210mm
Folded to DL Landscape 210mm x 100/105mm
FREE DELIVERY ON ALL OUR PRINTED GREETING CARDS.
ABOUT GREEING CARDS
A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are usually given
on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feeling. Greeting cards,
usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small. While typically inexpensive, more elaborate cards with die-cuts or glued-on decorations may be more expensive.
Hallmark Cards and American Greetings are the largest producers of greeting cards in the world. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that one
billion pounds are spent on greeting cards every year, with the average person sending 55 cards per year.
In western countries and increasingly in other societies, many people traditionally mail seasonally themed cards to their friends and relatives in
December. Many service businesses also send cards to their customers in this season, usually with a universally acceptable non-religious message such as "happy holidays" or "seasons's greetings".
The Greeting Card Association is an international trade organization representing the interests of greeting card and stationery manufacturers.
John Beeder, former president of the Greeting Card Association, says greeting cards are effective tools to communicate important feelings to people you care about: "Anyone feels great when they receive an unexpected card in the mail. For me, there’s nothing like a greeting card to send a special message. I’m proud to be a part of an industry that not only keeps people connected, but uses both imagery and the power of words to help us express our emotions.”
TYPES OF GREETING CARDS
Standard Greeting Cards: A standard greeting card is printed on high-quality paper (such as card stock), and is rectangular and folded, with a picture or decorative motif on the front. Inside is a pre-printed message appropriate for the occasion, along with a blank space for the sender to add a signature or handwritten message. A matching envelope is sold with the card. Some cards and envelopes feature fancy materials, such as gold leaf, ribbons or glitter.
Photo Greeting Cards: In recent years, photo greeting cards have gained widespread popularity and come in two main types. The first type are photo insert cards in which a hole has been cut in the center. Your photo slides in just like a frame. The second type are printed photo cards in which the photo is combined with artwork and printed, usually on a high-end digital press, directly onto the face of the card. Both types are most popular for sending holiday greetings such as Christmas, Hanukkah & for baby showers.
Personalised Greeting Cards: Websites using special personalisation technology, such as Moonpig, allow consumers to personalise a card which is then printed and sent directly to the recipient.
Risqué Greeting Cards: Some companies offer risqué greeting cards, with adult based humor and cartoons. The humor in these cards can sometimes be offensive to more conservative parts of the population.
Musical Greeting Cards: Recently greeting cards have been made that play music or sound when they are opened. They are commonly 3D handmade birthday cards which play traditional celebration songs such as Happy Birthday To You.
Electronic Greeting Cards: (also called E-cards) Greeting cards can also be sent electronically. Flash-based cards can be sent by email, and many sites such as Facebook enable you to send greetings. More recently, services have launched which enable you to send greetings to a mobile phone by text message. Many of these electronic services offer open or anonymous chat, to enable further discussion.
Pop up Cards: Pop up Cards are normally cards that, once opened, have a picture coming outward that then giving it a surprise to the reader, giving it a 'pop out' effect. They are the most sophisticated cards that can be easily made at home.
Pictures and printed messages in greeting cards come in various styles, from fine art to humorous to profane. Non-specific cards, unrelated to any occasion, might feature a picture (or a pocket to paste in a personal photograph) but no pre-printed message.