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People have been sending greeting cards since the 19th century when printing technologies became more accessible and it became easier to mass produce products. The most notable event that we send cards for is birthdays, everyone has one each year, so it is the most popular occasion to mark.

Commercial card shops have been around longer than we think, most of us would assume that card shops have only really been present since the 20th century. However, the first recorded greeting card shop in the United Kingdom is thought to have appeared in the earl 19th century.

Sir Henry Cole is often credited with popularising the modern greeting card. He was a British civil servant and inventor, and in 1843, he commissioned the design of a card with the message “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You” to be sent to friends and family.

The act of the tradition of exchanging written greetings for special occasions predates that specific card however. People were instead exchanging handwritten letters and notes to convey well wishes for centuries prior to the invention of that. The practice of sending printed greetings cards with pre-written messages became more accessible for everyone with the advancements in printing technology, and the establishment of the postal delivery system.

In the 19th century the greeting card industry steadily grew, and it continues to be a popular form of communication for various special occasions in the United Kingdom and around the world. Although, now there is a new challenge that companies are facing, how do you make a traditional greetings card more interesting?

As letterbox gifts have increased with popularity, it would make sense to have a gift inside a card, right? Exactly! And that’s what Sponge have done. Not only do you get to choose a great greetings card design with an image or pre-written message on the outside, but your recipient will also receive cake and other goodies (depending on what you choose) inside the card.

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.

There are lots of cake slice flavours to choose from, and you can even send them to friends and family with dietary requirements as we offer standard cake slices, gluten-free cake slices, vegan cake slices, and gluten and dairy free cake slices. Alongside our cake slices we also offer a selection of sweets and cocktails as alternative gifts to include. And there are extras you can pop in the box such as candles, balloons, and hot drink sachets.

All-in-all Cake Cards offer a great alternative to traditional greetings cards in our online card shop, and they are suitable for all special occasions. We’re sure that everyone who receives a Cake Card will have a smile on their face when it’s posted through the letterbox.