Its the time of the year when winter comes with all its beauty, when snow is showering everywhere when the top of the trees are becoming snow clad white in the night, its the time of the year to sing Jingle BellsJingle Bells. Yes Christmas is coming and we can feel it in the air. Its the time of the year to share greetings, wishes, gifts, cards, chocolates, etc, in other words its the time to share love among ourselves. Its the time when Jesus Christ was born and to commemorate this occasion the Christians (followers of Jesus Christ) of the world celebrate Christmas day on 25th December every year.
Religions evolved through peoples desire to understand their place in the Universe and give meaning to their lives. Cultures expresses their beliefs in many different ways, reinforcing faith with the ritual of worship. Christians believe in an historic figure called Jesus. They believe that, as the son of God, he brought teachings that were validated by his resurrection from the dead. The Christians believe in the Communion Cup or The Holy Grail in which Jesus is believed to have taken drinks with his chosen disciples.
Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birth date of Jesus of Nazareth. Christmas combines the celebration of Jesus birth with various other traditions and customs, many of which were influenced by ancient winter festivals such as Yule and Saturnalia. Christmas traditions include the display of Nativity scenes and Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, and the arrival of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Popular Christmas themes include the promotion of goodwill, giving, compassion, and quality family time. Christmas is celebrated in most countries around the world, owing to the spread of Christianity and Western culture, along with the enduring popularity of wintertime celebrations. Various local and regional Christmas traditions are still practiced, despite the widespread influence of American and British Christmas motifs disseminated by film, popular literature, television, and other media.
Exchanging pleasantries among near and dear ones is the custom of Christmas. It is believed that Santa Claus comes from heaven with lots of gifts for children and brings good fortune to the place or the house to which he visits. The bag of Santa containing the wonder gifts is the main attraction not only for the children but also for the adults. Santa gives a lot of chocolates to the kids. So besides giving chocolates, gifts, and other pleasantries people also give cards among themselves. Christmas Cards are very much popular and comes in lot of varieties and colours. Christmas Cards became very much essential part of the Christmas celebrations wishing someone without a card is incomplete. You dont need to give a gift but you need to give a card for sure to wish them merry Christmas. Christmas cards have changed a lot rather it went through a lot of modifications. The most common concept of Christmas card having the picture of santa, the snow clad Christmas tree, with lots of bells is the popular
of all cards but the cards are also changing according to the time and the needs of the people. Global greetings card market is a booming sector people doesnt get time to meet all their relatives at all occasions so they simply post a card to wish them. There are many number of greetings card manufacturing company small as well as big. This sector has so much opportunity that small home based industries are also booming like anything beside big companies. There are so many occasions all the year round and people love to wish their near and dear ones so the demand of greetings card is all the year round starting from new year, Valentines day, Mothers day, Childrens day, Teachers day, Womens day, Birthday wishes, till the Christmas greetings card.
There are some features that separates a Christmas cards from other cards:
Carrying wishes of the Christmas.
Having picture of Christmas tree.
Having the photo of Santa Clause.
Some has the photo of the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.
Some has the song Jingle Bells.Jingle Bells written on it.
Some has the picture of bells, golden ribbons and balloons of different colours.
People buy these Christmas cards and send it to their loved ones with gifts, some cards even has got the space to write personal messages. Musical cards are one of the recent inclusions in this series where when we open the card sweet melodies starts playing. The card manufacturing companies are cashing on the emotions and sentiments of the common people. In another way its the most easiest method to convey our wishes to our loved ones. Big card manufacturing companies are like those of Archies, Expressions, etc, are making millions of dollars turnover per year and from this data it is quite clear the popularity of the greetings card. These companies are multinational companies having their outlets in every country and in every city.
The latest edition to the Christmas cards is the online card sending option for people who doesnt even have the time to go to the card shop and buy it so for them sending Christmas card is just a click away. You can sit in the comforts of your home or from your office or from a cyber cafe and send the Christmas card online to your dear ones through internet. There are many numbers of websites which provide you with the facility of sending an e-card. These e-cards can be personalized according to your wish and will. They can be send to one recipient or multi-recipients and they can be send to your recipient on the particular day you want it to be delivered to him, so there is no delay in transit. These cards can be so personalized that you can write your own message in it, these cards have the option of animated clippings of bells ringing, snow falling on Christmas trees and so many other things with the right mixture of music. So it becomes very lively and beautiful to look at. So the Christmas Cards are available in all hue and colour whether its a paper card or an online e-card.