About - Card-Making Facts
The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.
- Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
- 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
- 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
- The top occasions/themes for making cards are
- winter holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
- thank you
- Valentine’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
- 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design
Sources: The Greeting Card Association, Paper Crafts magazine, The Craft & Hobby Association, Scrapbooking in America 2004 survey