What’s the point of sending a Christmas card?
The first known Christmas card was sent by Michael Maier to James I of England and his son Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales in 1611 while the first commercially available card was commissioned by Sir Henry Cole in 1843. With such a long tradition of greetings, why are so few people sending them today? Part of the reason is the rise of the internet, making holiday greetings as easy as the click of the mouse. Rising postage costs may also contribute to the card’s decline. Likely however, the modern busy lifestyle is the largest contributing factor to the lack of envelopes in your mailbox.
Could this be the year that this changes? Why not start a tradition yourself; even if you’ve never sent a card in your life.
Holiday cards are a reflection of your sentiment during the holiday season. Writing personalized cards over a cup of tea and few cookies can be relaxing and enjoyable. You can make someone smile with a heartfelt message or a fun family Christmas photo they can’t get anywhere else! It’s a great way to reconnect with family and friends!
Shine Photo has holiday cards available that are completely done for you. Thick felt paper, double 5×7 cards with envelopes that are beautiful enough to frame! Visit us to see samples in person at 268 Red River Road. We’ll be part of the Craft Revival Sunday, November 27 10am-4pm. There’s no better time to stop in and say hello!
Our Nostalgic Heirloom Photos can now be reserved for November 24 and 25. Find out more about our Heirloom Santa sessions (the BEST in our lineup). Heirloom sessions are approximately 40 minutes long, include all costumes, a special gift and an immersive experience. These make stunning cards!
We also have mini sessions with Santa. 20 minutes in length and fun for the whole family. These happen December 1 and 2. Learn About our Holiday Mini Sessions here. Also fun for cards!
This year, send a hug … send a card!