corresponding envelopes. In the Everything At Our Fingertips world that we now live in, if you want to send someone a message via card and have a computer at your disposal and know how to use it, then you really can't make the excuse, "I didn't have time to get to the store," or "I didn't have a stamp," for not sending it.
far, but did find some from the 16th century.
Christmas cards are now a kickoff to the holiday season. Not the only kick-off. In the U.S.A. we're pelted with holiday carols blasting through every overhead speaker system in every store before Thanksgiving turkeys are carved.
Kansas City, Missouri with nothing but change in his pockets, a determined spirit and two shoeboxes of postcards. It didn't take the young man long to make a name for himself selling these picture postcards. Not long after, his brother Rollie joined him and they started a little company they named the Hall Brothers. They had a lot of setbacks, namely a fire that wiped them out and then plummeting sales after they got up and going again, but they kept at it, confident that their business would succeed.
It was the brilliant notion that folks might want more private ways of communicating via card that eventually led them to one of the most successful business ventures in the history of business ventures. They bought a printing press and in 1915 gave the world the first printed greeting card.
I wonder what the Father of Hallmark Cards would think of Ecards. Like these two:
How about you? Do you send the Real Thing?