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Birthday Cards

Why do we send them?

The majority of us send cards for many occasions, especially birthdays. We probably receive them a lot as well. But we think that a big question is why do we send them? Many of us have probably just sent them, because that’s why we have been taught to do for the special occasion, but why we send birthday cards, probably hasn’t really crossed your mind. So, we wanted to find out a little bit of the history to explain how sending birthday cards became the popular tradition it is today.

The concept of birthday cards as we know them today began in Europe in the 15th century. In 1415 by Charles VI of France sent the first recorded birthday card to his friend, the Duke of Orleans. The card was a hand-painted manuscript that featured intricate designs and a message of good wishes.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly in England, birthday cards became more popular. The first commercially produced birthday cards were created in London in the 1850s by a company called Marcus Ward & Co. These cards featured colourful designs and were decorated with lace, ribbons, and other embellishments.

Advances in printing technology and the growth of the greeting card industry led to the mass production of birthday cards in the early 20th century. By the 1920s, birthday cards had become a popular way to celebrate birthdays and were widely available in shops and department stores.

Birthday cards continue to be a popular way to celebrate birthdays and sending good wishes to loved ones. They are available in a wide range of styles, from traditional and sentimental to funny and irreverent, and can be personalised with custom messages and photos. However, we still think there could be more added to a birthday card to make it even more special, and we have done that with our Cake Cards.

Cake Cards are a unique gift that you can send through the post to brighten up someone's day for any occasion. They consist of a card and a choice of one or two slices of yummy cake or treats, all packaged together in a specially designed card box. Our letterbox cake cards have been specifically designed this way to fit through a standard size letterbox, allowing us to send these unique gift cakes by post!

There are lots of personalisation options too, with extra items and unique cards to create the perfect gift. You can even add your own message. Send a gift card with a little something extra!

Our Cake Cards are packaged in specially designed boxes with your chosen card design on the front, a personalised message on the inside and your cake slices / treats secured inside. They are designed to be robust to keep the contents safe but also slim enough to fit through any standard letterbox.

Choose from our extensive selection of card designs (we have loads to choose from for birthdays), or create your own with our photo card option. You can then add your own message so they know who sent such a personal gift. You will then be able to choose from our long list of cakes, treats and tipples including options for free from and even seasonal specials! Then we will package it all up in our custom-made cake card boxes and post it straight through their letterbox for the perfect letterbox surprise!