As part of the art of giving and receiving gifts, people who are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or wedding anniversary are given cards as a token of congratulations. Cards are available across retail stores and online in a multitude of age groups, occasions and genres to ensure each event, whether it is to celebrate a birthday, wish someone a happy retirement or send a ‘get well’ message to anyone who is ill or been involved in an accident, is covered. Each card contains its own personal message in accordance with the respective occasion, and is accompanied by images and graphics that help to create visual quality and sentimental value.
All recipients of gifts, whether they are cards or presents, are naturally grateful for the gesture and effort made by friends, family members and loved ones to purchase and give something to mark the occasion. Although traditional cards contain a poignant message with adequate space left for people to write their own, the overall quality can become too similar as recipients are likely to receive the same style of card. While grateful, receiving the same cards on an annual basis for events such as birthday and Christmas can show a lack of creativity of initiative to give something different.
This is where personalised greeting cards promote themselves as an excellent alternative to traditional cards to mark any occasion. Photo cards are predominately focused upon the inclusion of a personal photo of the recipient on their own or alongside others. They are incorporated within the overall theme of a card, whether it is a humorous face pull photo to go onto the front cover of a magazine or newspaper template, or romantic image of a couple surrounded by roses and champagne to celebrate their partnership.
Personalised greeting cards are available in a considerable range of templates to suit all occasions, celebrations and events. Including a personal photo onto a card not only illustrates the extra effort and thought put into a card to make it special, but can also be treasured as a keepsake and memento of the occasion. Unlike traditional cards which may be discarded for recycling, photo cards are more personal and valuable for recipients to appreciate the gesture made by the person who designed the personal card online.