San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — Greeting Card Universe, the world’s largest greeting card store, announces its popular collection of 4,644 original and uncommon Graduation cards.
“Graduating from school—be it preschool, kindergarten, grade school, high school, college, or trade school—is more than just putting on a cap and gown, and getting a diploma,” says Mindy Rosso-Gaemi, Community Manager at Greeting Card Universe. “It’s a rite of passage and a milestone achievement marking the next stage of development.”
Millions of American children, teenagers, and adults graduate from school each year. The cap and gown worn by graduating students has a rich history. The familiar four-sided and tasseled cap called a mortarboard was first developed in 16th century Scotland, while the gown is reminiscent of clothing worn in Europe’s late medieval period. Before the 1950s in the U.S., the color of all gowns was grey. Today, school colors are often worn.
“The commencement ceremony begins a journey into a new life,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “And of course, a student’s family gives their encouragement and support at this special time. Last year, around 74 million greeting cards in total were given, including Graduation Announcements, Commencement Ceremony Invitations, Graduation Invitations, and Graduation Congratulations.”
Greeting Card Universe’s collection includes cards for Grade Specific from Pre-K to College, GED, Graduate School, For Him, For Her, Trade/Vocational School, Relationship Specific, Name Specific and Photo Graduation Announcements. As well as a collection of cards heralding academic achievements like straight As, Class Valedictorian, Dean’s List, Honor Roll and more.
Additionally, custom greeting cards can be created within 48 hours at no additional cost by requesting changes (like incorporating the graduate’s own school colors) or a totally new design from their artist community of over 4,500 freelance artists from around the world.
“A growing trend for modern students is giving ‘thank you’ cards to teachers and parents or other relatives to express their appreciation for the guidance they’ve received. Also thank you cards for graduation for the graduate to acknowledge the kind gesture of a gift. Shoppers can personalize the inside of all cards at Greeting Card Universe with their own text and photo,” says Rosso-Gaemi. “Once shoppers discover the variety of Graduation cards we offer, they’ll never shop anywhere else again.”
Greeting Card Universe’s traditional and niche offerings of over 530,000 cards gives nod to the importance of choice and personalization in today’s marketplace and stays true to its tagline “any card imaginable.”
About Greeting Card Universe Greeting Card Universe (http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com) is a division of BigDates Solutions, a private company that provides consumers with unique, personalized services for any holiday or occasion. Greeting Card Universe is the world's largest paper greeting card store, offering an unlimited selection of custom greeting cards, birthday greeting cards, photo cards, invitations, and note cards. BigDates Solutions is the leading provider of Online Reminder Service Solutions, powering gift-reminder services, including 1800Flowers.com and FTD.com. The company is also the owner of Birthday Calendar, a Facebook application with over 44 million installs.