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Eight Fun Facts about Happy Holiday Greetings

Holiday greetings and cards definitely have a special place in this season’s observances. As Prime Insurance delivers its own version of well-wishing, we focus on some interesting tidbits about the tradition.

Holiday Greeting Card Trivia

  • In medieval times, sending out holiday greeting correspondence was a sign of status, with the amount distributed and received an indication of prestige.

  • The first American holiday greeting card also served as a postcard advertisement for the famous retail business outlet, Pease’s general store in Albany, NY.

  • By the beginning of the 1900's, the postcard holiday greeting changed to the folded one we know today, courtesy of Hallmark Cards Company.

  • There are about 3,000 greeting card producers in the United States.

  • 80% of greeting cards are purchased by the female population.

  • The average price of a greeting card is anywhere between two and four dollars.

  • The business world is actively involved in sending cards, with customized greetings that feature images and quotes relating to respective industries, like auto insurance, construction companies, electricians and so on.

  • The United States Postal Service confirms what we all know: people are sending less traditional cards through mail and opting instead for online e-card wishing.


During the brilliant wintertime of multi-faceted celebrating, Prime Insurance sends its own version of Seasons Greetings.

May you and yours enjoy health, happiness and many blessings of peace and prosperity throughout the season and beyond!


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Summary: Seasons Greetings to you and yours from Prime Insurance as it highlights some fun facts on the topic!


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