Send a free greeting e-card to a friend
Present day it is fashionable to send electronic greeting cards to a friend, acquaintance, colleague or relative online for free. Anyone can easily choose a greeting e-card according to the topic, add a greeting verse, a poem or a wish and create a great free greeting e-card to share. The greeting E-card can then be sent via email, social media or simply send a link via text message, FB Messenger or WhatsApp.
How to Send a Greeting E-Card
- Choose a greeting category from dropdown menu on top of the page
- Choose the most suitable e-card to send by clicking on the relevant picture
- Fill in the greeting and recipient fields and press Create an e-card
- E-Card is made, now you can choose the way to share it or just sen an link to friend
Greeting card history
The world's first greeting card
The tradition of greeting cards can be traced back to about 1000 years ago in China, where after that label guests who for some reason could not come to the celebration had to send a special red card with good wishes to the host. After the visit, the host sent a similar card to his guests, stating both his name and the guest's name, and adding wishes for health, longevity, happiness and well-being. Later, such wishes began to be added as gifts as accompaniments. In Europe, the first information about something similar to greeting cards can be found from the 15th century, when the Germans used to give each other so-called pictures of gods - engravings with Christian content. Most often, these engravings depicted the child Jesus and the inscription "Happy and Blessed Year!" In addition, during Advent, so-called 'cards' of St. Nicholas were used in Germany and nearby lands. Similar engravings were donated to Easter and decorated houses. The price of such peculiar greeting cards was very high. Over time, engravings began to feature drawings on a variety of themes and were used as invitations to celebrations..
The first Christmas greeting card
Christmas greeting cards in the modern sense appeared in the early 19th century in Britain. At that time, they were not yet printed postcards, but were written and hand-drawn. It was mainly done by students, who prepared such greetings for their parents and other relatives. The cards were made on writing paper, the edges of which were decorated with graphic ornaments. After 1820, when the graphic decor of writing paper took on colors, greeting cards also became more colorful. During this time, specially decorated holiday envelopes with matching writing paper also appeared. John Calcchorse Horsley (1817 - 1903), a member of the British Royal Academy, is considered to be the father of Christmas cards. He drew the first Christmas card in 1843 on the orders of his friend Henry Cole, the founder and first director of the Museum of South Kensington. At Christmas, Kola used to send greetings and good wishes to family, friends, acquaintances and business associates, but he often lacked the time to write so many greetings by hand. So Kohl ordered Horsley a holiday card with a standard greeting text that could then be reproduced and sent to everyone on his welcome list.
How many greeting cards do people send? About 5.5 million printed cards were sent in 2017