Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day - September 18
Sun, Sep 18, 2022

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day

Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day is an American holiday dedicated to the creation of greeting cards. This is a very important invention, thanks to which millions of people could express their feelings and congratulate their friends and acquaintances on various holidays and significant life events. It is celebrated annually on September 18.

History

There is no single version regarding the appearance of this holiday. It is believed that the exchange of postcards existed in ancient China. Residents exchanged paper messages for the New Year and some other holidays.

By the 15th century, paper greeting cards were being made in Europe. At the same time, there were options made of wood with engraving – they were used by wealthier citizens. Later postcards with congratulatory inscriptions appeared.

The production of postcards on an industrial scale began in the 1860s. Valentines were in great demand. Louis Prang, a native of Germany, is considered the father of postcards in the United States. While living in Boston, he opened his own printing press. The first versions of postcards included images of flowers, animals and nature. Later, he began to add congratulatory texts for various holidays there.

The distribution of postcards was gaining momentum, because it was one of the easiest and most affordable ways to congratulate a person on a holiday or a solemn event. Today, in the age of digital technologies, people are used to congratulating each other already in electronic form. However, greeting cards are still in demand.

Interesting facts

  • The first greeting card is a “valentine”. A 15th century specimen is kept in the British Museum in London.
  • Mass printing of greeting cards in the United States was launched by Human Lipman. The government liked the idea and postcards began to be sent by mail already officially.
  • It is believed that the first greeting card in color appeared in 1840. Prior to that, they were exclusively black and white.

How to celebrate

Send greeting cards to your friends and acquaintances. Get creative! Try to make your own postcard. There are a lot of great ideas on the internet! You can also visit the museum exhibitions, which showcase old postcards from different countries.

When is Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day celebrated in 2022?

Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day is observed on September 18 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 18 2022
Monday September 18 2023
Wednesday September 18 2024
Thursday September 18 2025
Friday September 18 2026