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Religious Greeting Cards: Do You Line up with the Trends?

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Religious greeting cards – sent any lately? Actually the market reflects that around 6.5 billion greeting cards are purchased annually, and certainly a portion of these reflect a faith message. It’s true that many people have come to rely on a text, a Facebook post or an email to send a quick birthday greeting – but when it comes to encouragement, sympathy, or a sincere thank you, many great options are available across the Christian and Catholic retail card industry.

If you send birthday cards the most, you’re in the majority. Birthday cards still dominate the market and make up for a large portion of card sales. If you’re looking for one with a faith message, you can find more bold, creative and interesting designs than ever to celebrate the life God gave someone you know.

When it comes to holidays, Christmas reigns supreme for card sales, but Valentine’s Day holds second place (this excludes the fun cards kids buy for their school parties). Honoring mom and dad is also a top trend, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day representing a large share of cards sent.

Ladies buy more cards than men, and, if you’re a woman, you may spend more time selecting just the right card. (But men may buy a big stack of cards!).

You might spend more on a fancier card from time to time, especially if it has sounds or music, but most cards remain quite affordable at $2 to $4 each.

Most of you who buy and send cards know that it’s important, meaningful and not something you want to set aside even when you get busy. Some reports say that about 80 percent of the card buying audience doesn’t plan to stop buying and sending cards, but instead, to buy more. Now that’s encouraging in a fast-paced electronic world, where a simple hand-written card is still special.

If you’re among those who already have card-sending as a regular life activity, encourage someone else today to send a couple of cards. They’ll be surprised at how satisfying it feels, especially if they can share their faith with a religious greeting card and make someone smile at the same time. You’ll find a great selection of hand-designed greeting cards created by the monks and artists of The Printery House, now in its 60th year of helping people share important life moments with the ones you love.

Mother’s Day Card Ideas to Say You Are Special

Mothers Day CardsThere are very few people in life who will influence you as greatly as your mother. Occasionally a teacher will have convinced you that you could do more than you thought you could. A coach might have taught you valuable lessons in self-discipline and perseverance. Professional mentors may have given you guidance and advice that helped to direct your career. But mom is the one who has been there from the start and who you can trust to be there at the end and everywhere in between.

Thankfully, there is one day set aside each year for telling moms how much we appreciate them. Mother’s Day usually includes treating mom to a day off from cooking, maybe a gift of some sort, but certainly a greeting card. There are many cards from which to choose and yet, finding one that blends the right art and the right message can mean standing for good portions of time in the card aisle. To speed along the process here are some Mother’s Day card ideas to keep in mind:

Praise her for something specific

The best Mother’s Day card ideas are those which find something concrete for which to thank or praise mom. Gratitude that is vaguely expressed is hard to hold onto. Tell your mom what you appreciate in so many words.

You can thank your mom for modeling a life of faith for you. Proverbs 31 says “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

You can use a religious greeting card to thank her for a lifetime of teaching you about what the Bible says, and how it applies to everyday situations. A mother who obeys the charge of Deuteronomy 6 “keep the words that I am commanding you…recite them to your children and talk about them…” is a mother to be greatly appreciated for her faithfulness.

You can tell mom how her love has impacted you. Many times, a mother loves when everyone else but God forgets. Tell her how she has embodied 1 Corinthians 13 “and now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Do remember all the moms in your life

Your own mother has had the greatest impact on you, but other moms affect your life too. If you are married, your mother-in-law deserves some credit for the wonderful spouse you enjoy. Grandmothers are moms to several generations and deserve recognition found in a religious greeting card. Spiritual mothers, women who have influenced your spiritual life, also will be encouraged by your words of thanks and praise.

At The Printery House you can find cards to match all of these Mother’s Day card ideas. Cards with lovely artwork and scriptural messages help you tell mom exactly why she
is so special in your life. Boxed card sets make it easy to remember all the special mothers in your life … and shopping online means you don’t have to spend hours in the store! Send a card from The Printery House this year.

Choosing the Perfect Mother’s Day Card Message

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momMothers are revered the world over for the contribution they make into the lives of their children. So how do you find the perfect Mother’s Day card message for your mom?

According to best estimates there are over 80 million mothers in America. Mother’s Day ranks third in terms of card sales occasions. It is expected that more than 150 million cards will be given this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day card messages can be strongly sentimental, sharply witty or plain and simple. It really depends on the buyer and the mom.

Many people choose cards for others based on the type of card they themselves would like to receive. Whether it is a card with humor, or one that has a certain flavor of artwork, or even one chosen for the text, many card shoppers think about themselves and what sort of card reflects them when they go to pick out a Mother’s Day greeting.

It is also important to keep the recipient in mind when selecting a Mother’s Day card and Mother’s Day card message. If mom has a favorite bible verse, you might choose a card that highlights that scripture. Maybe mom enjoys gardening so a card with that motif would be especially appealing.

Mothers may enjoy clever wordplays or funny cards because they are women who love life and enjoy laughing. Giving this kind of mom a silly card is a great time to include a note about how much you appreciate the joy she brings into all kinds of situations.

There are a number of ways to choose the perfect Mother’s Day card, but at the end of the day it is really about finding out how to celebrate your mom for the special and unique person she is. If you are looking for a Mother’s Day card message that reflects your mother’s faith and love of God then we invite you to browse through the selection of Mother’s Day cards available at The Printery House. Each card from The Printery House is made on-site in the rolling hills of Conception Abbey, and many feature hand-lettering and images exclusively prepared by monks and artists. You are sure to find one that will speak the words of love, honor and faith that will bless her on her special day.