World Card Making Day is an exciting holiday that allows you to use your imagination and skill to create such a memorable surprise. We usually go to the gift shop and choose the prettiest postcard… What if we make it ourselves? Learn how to do it on the first Saturday in October.
The famous magazine “Paper Crafts” in 2006 announced a competition for its readers for the best postcard. True, the idea became viral and spread all over the world: people created beauty and shared it with others. So the holiday became official. The American company Two Peas also became part of the story by joining the first event on the occasion of the celebration.
The exact year the postcards appeared is unknown, but the first analogues fall on the Victorian era. They were primitive and even emotionless. Technology improved, people began to send postcards to each other in different cities. Many amassed amazing collections and exchanged with others. Now it is easy to choose a postcard for every taste.
6 amazing things:
- Postcards in the past were a real curiosity, people sought to find the most beautiful and exquisite.
- Now electronic postcards are used more, but paper ones also do not lose their relevance.
- Many historians consider England the birthplace of postcards.
- In 1994, Spanish inventors came up with a new type of souvenir – musical postcards. The man at the opening heard a pleasant melody.
- Collecting postcards is the third most popular hobby in the world.
- Vintage postcards are sold at auctions and cost a lot of money.
How to celebrate
A handmade postcard will never compare with a purchased product! Make it yourself, come up with an interesting design, write a nice wish. Give a present to a loved one, even if there is no specific reason. Share your creation on social networks or arrange a contest! If there are children in the family, teach them this craft, tell them historical facts so that the postcard is not forgotten by the modern generation.
When is World Card Making Day celebrated in 2022?
World Card Making Day is observed on the first Saturday in October each year.