Did you know that in the United States, over 1.2 billion Christmas cards are sent out each year? And the #1 reason that people send them is that they themselves know how nice it is to receive one! More people send out cards for Christmas (81%) than Valentines day (25%).
The very first Christmas card was commissioned by a man named Sir Henry Cole and it was a hand painted lithograph on very stiff cardboard; His message was " Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You." The first Christmas card company in the U.S. was established in Boston, Massachusetts in 1875. Just 6 years later, it was printing more than 5 million per year.
In regard to greeting cards, 6.5 billion are sent out each year in the U.S. and the most popular reasons for sending a card are: Birthdays, Sympathy, Thank You and Thinking of You. Woman can take the credit for staying in touch this way (80%) much more than men (20%) and 70% of all card senders state that doing so is either 'absolutely' or 'almost' essential to them.
Here is a great selection of Shih Tzu cards that you can send out to all your friends and family or buy for a Shih Tzu lover whom you know will love to send out her or himself.