The Facts About Greeting Cards

The exchange of greeting cards is one of the most popular and widely accepted customs in the United States, this is also why it such a great home based business idea. Below, we have included some facts about these widely-known friendly gestures.


  • Nine out of ten U.S. Households purchase greeting cards, with the average household purchasing 30 individual cards per year.
  • The average person receives more than 20 greeting cards in a year, about one third of which are birthday cards.
  • Americans purchase 7 billion greeting cards every year. Annual retail sales of greeting cards are estimated at more than $7.5 billion.
  • There are two categories of greeting cards - Seasonal and Everyday. Total card sales are split approximately 50/50 between the seasonal and everyday categories.

Information provided by the National Greeting Card Association




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