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A greeting card is an illustrated, folded card featuring an
expression of friendship or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are
usually given on special occasions, such as birthdays, Christmas or
other holidays, they are also sent to express thanks or other care.
Greeting cards, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of
styles and are manufactured as well as handmade by hundreds of
companies, big and small. These days, greeting cards with die-cuts or
glued on decorations may cost up to five dollars each.
Hallmark Cards and American Greetings are the largest producers of greeting cards in the world. In the United Kingdom, it is estimated that one billion pounds are spent on greeting cards every year, with the average person sending 55 cards per year.