What Do Thanksgiving Cards Offer & Why They are Important?
While Thanksgiving cards are not as popular or as prominent as many other holiday cards such as Christmas cards, Rosh Hashanah cards they definitely have their place and purpose. Thanksgiving cards are usually serious in nature with the pastoral scene of autumn leaves, a cornucopia, a wreath made up of autumn colors. There usually is a option of at least one funny Thanksgiving card for those who have trouble being serious.
Thanksgiving is celebrated throughout the whole United States and Canada. I’m not sure about other countries and Canada celebrates Thanksgiving earlier than we do in the United States. Even those who have migrated to United States from other countries, seem to embrace the celebration and take part in that festive, traditional meal of turkey and stuffing.
Because our nation has become quite the melting pot of cultures, there often comes a tension around the holidays as to whether to wish someone “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas,” or even “Happy Hanukkah” when it comes to sending holiday cards. We at Design Crafters, as a greeting card distributor have found many customers looking for “generic” type cards to send out around the holidays. This is because of all the cultures that are represented in their client/customer base. There’s always that fear of offending someone, it seems.
By sending Thanksgiving cards, it puts an end to that dilemma. There is never given a second thought to any one saying, “Happy Thanksgiving.” Since everyone seems to celebrate Thanksgiving, there is no worry of offending anyone, so that’s one advantage, however there is another advantage to sending Thanksgiving cards around the holidays.
Since Thanksgiving comes roughly one month before Christmas, Thanksgiving cards are sent out ahead of the pack and they are received about a month before all of the other Christmas cards start coming in or at least they lead by a couple of weeks. Because of this, those receiving Thanksgiving cards, get them before the influx of all of the Christmas/holiday cards that will soon follow, just before the Christmas holiday.
If you’re looking at using Thanksgiving cards as a way to get your name in front of your customers, that’s actually a very good strategy in the fact that when your cards come in, the recipient will not be inundated with a bunch of other holiday cards at the same time, so your card will stand out and be remembered.
It’s easy to come up with a nice sentiment put in the Thanksgiving card you send out to your customers, clients or friends around Thanksgiving time, because you can talk about how thankful you are for their patronage or their friendship. There are many such nice sentiments available on our website, but you can always come up with your own custom verse as well ,if it would better suit your business to do so.
A nice way to polish off your thanksgiving verse is to add your logo and even have us print your signatures to save you from having to sign them all yourself, especially if you have a large client base to send to or a lot of employees that would have to sign all the Thanksgiving cards by hand. Nowadays, with digital printing, it’s so easy to add a full-color logo and signatures in a way that make the signatures look like they have been done individually.
Since 9/11/2011, there is been such an increase in the outward expression of patriotism in our country, that patriotic Christmas cards were introduced in that year. Since then, manufacturers have come up with patriotic Thanksgiving cards as well. Actually, we offer several, although not as many as patriotic Christmas cards. It’s not that difficult not to find very nice Thanksgiving cards, which contain the American flag, usually on the front of a home, giving you patriotic-themed Thanksgiving cards.
It is said that the first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians in 1621. They called it the autumn harvest feast. It quickly became a tradition and for more than two centuries, individual colonies and states set aside a day of Thanksgiving. It wasn’t until 1863while in the middle of the Civil War, that Pres. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. We celebrate Thanksgiving in United States on the fourth Thursday of every November.
Some of the things we associate with Thanksgiving are sharing a huge feast with family of turkey and stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, and watching parades and football.
To learn more facts about the history of Thanksgiving, the pilgrims, the Mayflower, and to see some short videos about each of these as well as the history of the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, go to http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving