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Dec 22, 2011

Choosing the Right Cards for the Season

Henry Cole, an English man, made the first official Christmas card in 1834. He was too busy to write personal greetings so he hired an artist to design a ready to send or instant card. Little did he know that his clever shortcut would become a household tradition around the world. But in recent times, especially since the year 2000, more persons are relying on electronic or E-cards. To check on the viability of a hand held card, News Five’s Andrea Polanco checked out store racks for the best Christmas Cards. You’ll be surprised at the relevance of the Christmas card.

Andrea Polanco, Reporting

With just two days to go until Christmas, you may not be able to get to see all your family and friends, but you can send them greeting cards, from animated to hand painted. Brodies carries a number of brand cards, and to give a personal touch and leave a lasting memory this holiday season, you can get specific cards for your loved ones.

Selene Leslie, Sales Rep, Brodies

Selene Leslie

“Most people want them for specific people, like sisters, brothers and

so. ‘Sisters’ is our main card, that always go first and then we have the mom, the

dad and general and then after that it goes to like uncle, aunts. But right now we

are out of aunts, uncle, and for sisters but we’re out of it right now.”

Andrea Polanco

“So you would say that the demand is high this year for Christmas Cards?”

Selene Leslie

“Yes, usually, every year we sell well, we always do well with our cards so it always goes for us.”

Although the advent of e-cards has impacted the sale of printed cards globally, the personal touch of a traditional card is still valued in Belize. And The Angelus Press has a special recommendation.

Delvondra Hamilton

Delvondra Hamilton, Marketing Coordinator, Angelus Press

“The Christmas Cards are going really, really fast, as you can see, we have a wide selection here and they are going really fast. We have these, these are the two top sellers right now and these are actually the last two that are left. I’ll recommend these cards right here, these are the ones for $3.21 and these are twenty cards in here and there are four different designs actually and they are really, really great. I got one for myself also.”

Andrea Polanco

“And inside, there is still space to write your personal notes for to your family and

friends?”

Delvondra Hamilton

“Yes, of course.”

So if you’re trying to economize, getting your Christmas Cards at the Angelus Press or Brodies won’t hurt your pocket.

Selene Leslie

“It’s still not too late because we are offering you all a ten percent off,  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

Delvondra Hamilton

“Our price range from three dollars up to five dollars, so it’s very economical.”

Reporting for News Five, I am Andrea Polanco.

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