So, you want to give a greeting card to a special person in your life, send your wishes to someone miles away or just share your thoughts and memories. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options for cards appropriate for any special occasion. Which one do you choose? What card is more likely to wow that special someone? Perplexed? We are here to help you out! Let’s have a closer look at your options and find out pros and cons of each so that you can decide on which card to choose as a gift in itself or a good-looking addition to any present.
There’s plenty of easy-to-made DIY cards ideas and tutorials on how to make them, and they don’t necessarily require expensive and complicated supplies. In fact, you can perfectly do with some basic supplies – paper, glue, pen and pencils - and make use of things around the house. Attach buttons or ribbon or even lollipops! Use your imagination, and you’ll realize that there are a lot of things to make use of – like lipstick. Unleash your inner artist, and let the magic flow.
DIY cards range in difficulty and format from basic flat and standard or gatefold cards to shaker cards (with a window hosting glitter or embellishments) and panorama cards with several layers and several windows forming 3D space.
Receiving a fabulous hand-made card is always enjoyable, and you as well might have a great time while making it. The receiver will appreciate your effort and be impressed with your creativity and thoughtfulness. By the way, on making the card, it’s great to keep in mind the person’s interests and add some suitable elements. For example, if the person is fond of peonies or really into cooking, include those stamped flowers or cute muffins in your design. Thus, you’ll kill two birds with one stone celebrating their interests and the special day. Surely the recipient will treasure such a card.
In case you’re short of time or don’t feel like creating anything, you can shop a hand-made card, they are crafted professionally with quality materials and special tools that are not available at home. You can expect nothing but perfection - even borders, elaborate designs and attention to every detail. Yes, they look charming and surely will impress the receiver. But what’s the point? If it’s a hand-made card, aren’t you supposed to craft it yourself? Shopped cards lack soullessness and they have some quantities, though limited. It means that such cards can’t be considered unique.
Summing up, DIY cards are wonderful as a personal, soulful, and unique gift – it’s literally impossible to create two absolutely identical ones. Crafting one on your own won’t always save your money, but you’ll have a lot of fun decorating it and speak your heart out to the fullest. However, when you have a number of people to send your wishes to, making DIY cards for all of them might require a lot of effort. Thus, crafting a card yourself makes sense when you need only a couple of them.
In the age of digital technology, generic store-bought cards are giving way to ecards and have all the chances to become a thing of the past. It may be contributed to the rise of social media and introduction of a number of websites for sending ecards, as well as to their convenience and a wide range of designs. Not only we strive to be unique and chose gifts that will blow the receiver away, we want to express ourselves and make sure that the present we give is in sync with our personality. For instance, founded in 1880, the oldest calendar and postcards publisher in the UK J. Salmon has now withdrawn from publishing its products due to increasingly challenging trading conditions.
The industry is making every effort to change the status quo by incorporating technological aspects and capturing the attention of consumers with peculiar items such as meme-like cards. And that effort was not in vain as this year has shown evidence of the industry being much healthier than expected – due to millennials in particular. After all, the long existing tradition of writing a heartfelt message on paper is one of the best ways of conveying your feelings.
While such cards are reasonably priced, simple and time-saving option with a wide range to pick from, they definitely lack singularity. Moreover, most of them contain generalized text, so you might have a hard time trying to find the one you’d love. You are capable of expressing your thoughts yourself, aren’t you? Would you rather spend some dollars to buy a card with a message written by someone else than take trouble to communicate something meaningful? Still, our aim is to make the receiver feel special, right? That means no mass production items. The most eloquent store-bought card is nothing compared to a ten-word message written yourself.
While the share of printed store-bought ones is rapidly declining, ecards are gaining in popularity. Customizable ones offer infinite opportunities for personalization to avoid plain, unemotional greetings. You can save money and time by simply browsing a website for the perfect ecard and instantly sending it. All you need is there on the screen. What is more important, some sites like ours offer printable cards for you to handwrite a hearty message on. It really comes in handy when you’re short of time yet want to give the special person something unique. In that case it makes sense to hunt for a perfect one on subscription websites as their content is exclusive and not so widespread. And don’t forget that there are custom services.
On our website you are offered cards have the best of both worlds: they are customizable and personalized so you can add a personal touch and make it truly one-of-the-kind, and they are printable. If you have a particular card on your mind, place a custom order and have it made for you. In addition, you can easily manage all occasions by setting Occasions Calendar – and all your special people will receive your warm wishes in time. By the way, if you are concerned about environment, no trees have been hurt in creating ecards, they are ecofriendly.
Now that we’ve covered major advantages and disadvantages of different cards, you can make up your mind about which one would be the best for conveying your feelings in a personal and meaningful way.
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