Published at Monday, December 18th 2017. by Manuela Romero in Birthday Cards.
The birthday card now falls into the category of a greeting card. The greeting card can be traced all the way back to the ancient Chinese. They would send out goodwill wish cards during the New Year. The Chinese are not the only ones who thought to do this; in Europe in the 1400s, people also exchanged homemade greeting cards which in time became a tradition.
Interactive birthday cards can play in CD-ROM drives, DVD drives and CD audio devices. These birthday cards are characterized by colorful graphics, sound and animation. They carry special messages with a personal touch. Some of the personalized e-cards feature cards with names, date, and pre-printed poems.
Today there are many card styles to choose from, catering for almost every age range, gender and taste. Many people want the card to say how much they love them or to wish them good luck in the coming year.
Statistics show that birthday cards cover 62 percent of the greeting card industry. It is estimated that over 1.2 billion birthday cards are sent out every year. A company alone produces more than half a billion birthday cards each year, and there are thousands of different greeting card companies, big and small. Approximately there are about 5 billion people celebrating their birthdays in the United States of America alone, which estimate that there are about 700,000 birthdays on the average occurring everyday. And studies show that an American receives about eight birthday cards for each birthday. Calculating the numbers, it means that approximately 5.6 million birthday cards are sent out each day just in the United States of America. August is recorded as the month when Americans celebrate the most birthdays, attributing to 9.07 percent or about 21 million, followed by July with 8.80 percent. Studies show that about 70 percent of the people would write additional messages into the card to give it a personalized touch. About one-fourth of the birthday cards sent are given to friends, and about two-thirds are mailed.
Today there are many different birthday cards to choose from. As well as the traditional birthday card, there are funny cards, modern cards, floral cards and a big trend towards cards relating to specific relatives. There is now also a big switch to handmade cards and lots of birthday card manufactures are now using recycled paper to make the cards.
16th birthday e-cards are interesting in their design and variety. Interactive game birthday cards, interactive song birthday cards etc. will be excellent gifts to a 16 year old. For sending 16th birthday e-cards, you may have to register at online websites. You can choose to send free birthday cards or become a member and gain access to the full range of cards. Membership at these sites lets you select from among the choicest cards. Online websites also allow you to personalize and send your card.