Are Christmas cards still popular – by Stephanie Mclelland

The tradition of sending physical letters and cards has diminished over the past century due to the popularity of email and text messages. However, there is one time of the year where everyone goes back to basics, and sending written cards becomes the standard. Christmas cards are by far the most popular type of greeting card. Every December, post offices across the country are inundated with people sending cards to their friends, family, and neighbours. It is the single most busy period for the postal services, with gifts and cards being sent in the thousands every day. Many people associate Christmas cards primarily with Hallmark, the iconic American greeting card manufacturer.

Hallmark grew to fame during World War I, when there was an increased demand for more personal greeting cards that could be sent to soldiers by their families at home. However, for as long as people have been writing, they have been sending greeting cards. They can be dated back all the way to the 1500s, with ancient Chinese and Egyptian people sending messages to each other to ring in the New Year or other important occasions. When the printing press was invented in the 19th century, greeting cards became accessible to everyone, and the tradition has been in full swing ever since. The first recorded Christmas card was sent in 1611! As the holiday season approaches, people of all creeds come together to celebrate the joy that family and friends bring to their lives. A thoughtfully selected Christmas card can make those around you feel even more special.

Irish occasion cards With the COVID-19 pandemic proving a challenge for small and local businesses, more and more people are looking to shop locally and support businesses in their community. And with the impact that the disease has had on the most vulnerable people across the world, many are looking to shop consciously and donate money to charity. DWM Cards is a not-for-profit company, where all proceeds go towards the Divine World Missionaries’ work in delivering help to those who need it most, with Christ in their hearts. DWM Cards are some of the only greeting cards that are still produced entirely in Ireland. They are fully produced and printed in Ireland, and they carry the Guaranteed Irish and Print Irish logos. Christmas of 2021 is the best time to show your support to local businesses. The Cards DWM Cards offers a wide range of different Christmas cards for 2021. Whether you are looking for religious cards, beautiful Christmas scenes, or even cártaí as Gaelige, there is a card for you.

Old Masters Series The Old Masters series are staple Catholic Christmas cards. Printed in Ireland, these cards feature classic religious paintings depicting the birth of Jesus. The gold foil frames the images and creates a Christmas feeling. There is a verse from Luke 2:14 printed on the inside. These cards are perfect for religious people in your life. Greetings From… Series

The Greetings From series are a perfect Christmas card for sending from Ireland to family living abroad. You can buy an assortment of 6 or 12 cards, featuring greetings from different famous cities and counties across Ireland. The text is printed in gold foil. These Christmas cards are a much more personal touch and can introduce foreign friends and family to the beauty of Ireland in wintertime. Cártaí as Gaelige.

The Gaelic language series of Christmas cards are perfect for anyone. Whether you are sending cards to devoted Gaelgoeirs or someone you want to introduce Irish culture to, these greeting cards are a perfect option. Both the inside and the outside are written in Irish, and you can choose from a number of different images for the front. DWM Cards are all designed and printed in Roscommon, Ireland. We have been creating and printing cards for over 65 years. We are one of the few religious card producers that still create all of their cards in Ireland. They are eco-friendly, locally created, and all proceeds go towards the Divine World Missionary order. These funds go towards helping poor and marginalized people throughout the world. By buying your memorial cards with DVM Ireland, you are helping their missionaries to serve the people that need them the most.

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