AOC Craft Vietnam JSC

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AOC Craft Vietnam JSC

Custom Design Process

What is involved in creating a custom designed pop-up card, and how does the process work? We have been specializing in Custom Pop-Ups for years, and we think we have the pop-up process as streamlined as it gets. Here’s how it goes…

STEP 1: WE CONSULT

First, let’s brainstorm your ideas. Tell us what sort of Custom Design you have in mind. How do you envision its use? What items do you want to feature and what else should be incorporated as background material? What feeling do you want to create? What colors do you think would work best?

Which card in our Gallery is closest to what you want?

We will listen carefully and make recommendations to capture your vision as closely as possible in your custom card. You decide whether you want an illustrated card, or a card made up of a montage of your photos. Together, we’ll decide what reference materials we will need in order to build your cards. Also, we’ll give you an email to confirm that we say YES or NO before doing next steps.

STEP 2: YOU COLLECT

Next step—you collect your reference materials including logos, text, photos you want us to use etc.  These materials may include photos, your logo, PDF’s of other work you have done… whatever you like! You can also include the text you want on the front and back cover of your cards. The more information we have on your company, the better we can match you and your Custom Designs. Most clients use email/ Dropbox to send those files  to us.

At this stage we will also ask you to mail your deposit check (we require a 100% deposit for all custom projects). This fee will be refunded base on your final quantity per order as our policy. Pls get in touch with us to get the promotions every month.

STEP 3: WE CONFIRM AND CREATE

When we receive your files, we will send an email to you to review the preliminary layout and composition for your cards.

Next, we’ll assign a designer to your project and, a week or so after we receive your materials, we’ll provide you with our artist’s mock-up design.

Here is your chance to critique! Pass it around, get feedback, and let us know what you love, and what could be better, so that we can fine-tune the design.

STEP 4: WE CORRECT

Our designers will incorporate your feedback into their final design, and then we’ll supply you with a final proof by photos/ original cards if you want.

STEP 5: POP-UP PRODUCTION

Once you are happy with the design for your pop-up card, we will handle all the production issues and then ship to you as other shipments.
Easy, right? Maybe even lots of fun! Tell us about your project so that we can give you a Quick Note. Or let us send you some samples of our own Pop-Up Cards!

 
Top 5 idea for Valentine's Day Pop-up Card

Top 5 idea for Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

1. 3D Heart Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

How to make 3D Heart Valentine Day Pop up Card

This pop-up card can be used for Valentine’s day, or for a birthday for a special person. This Valentine’s Day Pop-up card will surely impress the person you give it to. The heart is a sliceform design.

See detail intrucstion at 3D Heart Valentine Day Pop-up Card

2. Flower Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card

This flower valentine’s day pop-up card greeting card makes for a special flower delivery. A flat card blooms into a three-dimensional arrangement that’s much more unexpected than a vase of roses. It looks intricate but takes only some snippets of paper and cleverly placed tape to create.

This project may seem complicated at first glance, but once you follow the instructions here, you’ll realize just how easy it is to re-create.

See detail at Flower Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

3. 90 degree Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card with pattern

DIY valentine day pop-up card

With valentines next month, we thought we would share AOC Craft instruction Valentine Day Pop-up Card and free pattern download with you. It is easy to do and has a stunning result. A nice craft project for your kids to do for their secret crush!

See detail and download pattern free at 90 degree Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

4. Kissing Couple Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple

This pop-up card features a boy and girl in the center of the card, surrounded by a bouquet of flowers.  As you open the card, the boy and girl move toward each other and kiss.  This is a very cute card because it actually moves as you open it, which makes it a very unique and impressive card.  It’s always been one of my favorite cards to make.

See detail instruction at Kissing Couple Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

5. Unique Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card with pattern

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out your craft kit and make something beautiful so I was super excited to create a unique Valentine day Pop-up Card project just for you.

See instruction and download free pattern at Unique Valentine’s Day Pop-up Card

 

Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card

I wanted to make a creative Valentine’s day card. But I couldn’t come up with any ideas until a little lightbulb came on in my head while I was looking at all the beautiful colors. Then I ended up making a sort of Love card.

Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card

Here is a close-up of of my shaker window. Those sequin scatters in sweet colors absolutely make me happy! 🙂 I’m not sure you could see in the photo, but I added some shades of red behind the shaker window to look like something was boiling up from the bottom.

Creative Valentine’s Day Card: Instruction

Step 1:

  • Create a shape of beaker using partial die-cutting technique.

Step 2:

  • Cut out the bottom of beaker using kraft knife.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 1 & 2

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 1 & 2

Step 3:

  • Blend in a couple of colors on a piece of white cardstock using a blending tool and Distress Inks.

Step 4:

  • Stamp the cluster of hearts.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 3 & 4

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 3 & 4

Step 5:

  • Cut a piece of acetate and glue it to the back of the beaker window.
  • Fill up the window.
  • Then place the beaker panel over the inked background using foam tape.

Step 6:

  • Stamp the sentient.
  • Make a sentient banner and adhere it on the card front using foam tape.
Valentine's Day Card: How to make a creative card - Step 5 & 6

Valentine’s Day Card: How to make a creative card – Step 5 & 6

I love how my Valentine’s Day Card turned out. So fun and delightful! 🙂 What do you think? Hope you all enjoyed my card and got some inspiration to make your own shaker card.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

DIY Unique Valentine Day Pop-up Card

Valentine’s day is the perfect time to get out your craft kit and make something beautiful so I was super excited to create a unique Valentine day Pop-up Card project just for you.

This time I wanted to create a little show stopper that would be really fun to make – I think this pop-up card does just that! The pop-up heart balloons and bunting make this a striking card to look at yet it’s really very simple to create at home.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

You can even make the matching polka dot lined envelope. You will find a link to the printable templates below for the two-sided cards and envelope then you just need to follow the tutorial.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card

Notes about printing your templates:

These are ready to download pattern. It has 3 pages A3 in the PDF. For a project like this where there is a lot of ink, I prefer to use a laser printer. You can find this service at FedEx Office or other office supply stores. You will want to print the two layers of the card on a card stock. The front image is just one sided where the second layer is brown craft on one side and the pink polka dot on the other.

You are ready to go.

Instruction

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card - Step by Step

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card – Step by Step

1. You will need download pattern and printables, scissors, craft knife, glue gun, ruler and twine.

2. Trim and score the flaps of your envelope using your scissors and a ruler.

3. Fold the left, right and bottom flaps in towards each other and glue together.

4. Trim the back and front of your card, the two balloon hearts and the bunting letters.

5. Using your craft knife, cut around the top outline of each cloud and around each balloon leaving a 1 inch hinge at the left edge of the pink heart and the right edge of the red heart. Bend them all out a little so that they “pop-up”.

6. Cut out your second pink and red heart and score down the middle with your ruler and scissors.

7. Glue your little “hugs” letters to a length of twine to create the bunting. Glue either end to the bottom of each heart balloon.

8. Glue along the fold of your second pink and red hearts and stick them in place on your card.

9. Glue the polka dot backing onto the card.

Have fun!

How to choose a high quality 3D greeting cards

Today, there are a large number of 3D greeting cards with variety of shape, color, size supplied by many manufacturers to meet customers’ demand. However, some manufacturers have not really care about quality control problems, leading to the fact that defective products are still consumed in the market.

Many customers. To help you be able to choose the good 3D greeting cards, we would like to give some tips to realize the bad products.

Material

To have a good quality, all layers of the card is required to be made from 200-220gsm paper. To reduce the producing cost, some companies use inferior paper from China with lower paper weight. Products made from such kinds of paper are usually soft, uncertain and fragile.

The corners and edges uneven

To detect this error please folded cards and observe carefully its corners and edges. We would like to give some picture below.

Traces of glue and stains of cut

When applying glue to layers of card, handicraftsman make the glue spill onto the cover, edges or slots. In addition, visible yellow stains created by laser will be darker day by day if not be treated carefully. So when choosing the cards you should note carefully the edge, the slots, and the detail of each layer.

Sharpness of cut details

Technology used to produce cards is laser cutting. Sharpness of the cut depends on the quality of the cutting machine. Good laser machine will create intricate, small, thin cuts, while substandard laser machine will leave jaggies and could not create thin cuts.

The flatness of cards

Card surface are affected by process of attaching layers by glue. Sometimes due to using too much glue, card can be bulging or bent

  Above are the common mistakes that you can discover yourself. Hope that this article has shown you how to evaluate and choose the good 3D card to make gifts for your loved ones.

How to pick a memorable gift

Occasions that need a card account for a large number of day during the year. If you are always confused about what should be the best memorable gift for each event, here are some tips:

Gift for congratulations

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New Year holiday is the fresh beginning to everyone. Beside going out with friends and relatives, you may give them presents and best wishes. But instead of boring traditional items, why don’t you try a new form of souvenir like a 3D card which is a popular trend recently. With a variety of designs and colors, handmade cards will fulfill your expectation.

Gift for birthdays

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The birthday of your friends is coming but you are too busy to buy a present. Don’t worry, handmade card is the best solutions for your case. Cards with the images of birthday cake or candles, wrapped gifts is for you. Even you have buy another item, the card is still a value extra that showing your sincere.

Gift for wedding

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You are about to get married, celebrate your wedding elated to this subject such as groom and bride, wedding car and rings. Therefore you certainly find a perfect card.

Gift for love

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You are in love or intending to flirt someone. You want to give your partner something special in Valentine’s Day. Annually, there always were just flowers, chocolates, which is boring easy to forget. In this subject, you can send cards with images like couples, heart or other 3D models visualizing the first date. These cards will make the recipient feel great when thinking back to the milestone in love.

Gift for Christmas

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Christmas is coming and you want to send gifts and best wishes to your family and friends. It will be easy and more valuable to give them pop up cards containing pictures of Santa or simply pine trees decorated colorfully.

Gift for other occasions

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There are many other events which come from differences of nations and cultures that you may want to send out a gift. In such cases, you have a lot of options depending on taste of recipients. For instance, if they are interested in ancient ship, car or the other valuable things that you cannot afford it, a small pattern attached in a card surely make them happy.

In general, handmade items with sophistication and complexity will make people amused. Moreover, they can be delivered easily with compact size in order to help you save much more time and display space. With reasonable price, they can also meet any criteria.

Wish you find a great gift through the share above.

Gift Culture

Gift Culture

On holidays or special occasions, we often receive significant gifts from relatives and friends, attach with meaningful cards recording wishes, messages.

The rapid development of the Internet has changed the habit of giving gifts of lots of people. Busy people now choose social network or using the e-cards to send wishes instead of using decorated paper cards as in the past. No matter how popular new e-card is, traditional paper cards are now still used by an enormous number of people.

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The custom of sending cards was started in the UK in 1843. Before that people often send wishes by letter bring directly to the receiver. Later, thanks to the postal system development that sending cards was not as laborious as before. The first card was designed by J. Horsley – an artist in London. His close friend-Sir Henry Cole – a rich merchant in the UK – asked Horsley to create a nice card to send to his relatives and friends for Christmas. So, in Christmas 1843, Horsley unveiled first Christmas card in the world which is 3-part handmade painting style. The middle section depicts a family gathering around the Christmas party and the other two shows scenes of poor children who are fed and dressed for warmth. On the first Christmas card stood this greeting: Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!

Gift Culture (3)

Today, cards with various designs, vivid color, different meanings and a great number of cards for kids even have flashing lights and accompanying music. Besides, there are many sophisticated, elaborately-made 3D greeting cards, handmade cards which contain many cultural values.

Go along with the cards are best wishes, so no matter how the card is, recipient receives the card with love and care. Giving a card is not difficult, but it is the message inside that expresses the thoughts of giver.  Writing a message is somehow even harder than choosing a bunch of flowers or a gift. It requires giver a little extra time and affection. You can use wishes or quotes available on the Internet, or write down your real feelings. However, at first, the recipient is impressed by the external form rather than words inside. When selecting a card, you should care about your purpose. Choosing an unsuitable card that is not related to the reason may make the recipient feel that you do not care their feeling, and that detract the value of the card pretty much. Secondly, you should care about the characteristic of the recipients such as gender, age, job … For example, cards for women should be softer and more graceful, romantic than for men; cards for young children should look funny and colorful …

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A lot of people consider that card is just an additional item, but actually, it is the essential part of a meaningful gift. It is likely that a present without any messages is just something reluctant and contains no sincere. To some people, cards are enough for all occasions. Besides including a lot of sense, cards are mobile and easy to be delivered.

Finally, cards are appropriate to be stored. Recipients would put it all into a small box so as to look back any time. Further than that, senders would feel appreciated on seeing their wishes kept carefully. Thus, your relation will be strengthen.

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Entity Capacity

Legal capacity

  • Enterprise’s name: AOC Craft Vietnam Joint Stock Company
  • Transaction name in English: AOC CRAFT., JSC
  • Business registration certificate: No. 0106880308
  • Issued by: Department of Planning and Investment of Hanoi on date 16 June 2015 
  • Main activity area: Manufacturing, Trading
  • Taxpayer Identification Number: 0106880308
  • Charter capital: 1.800.000.000 VND
  • Address: No.14, alley 67/4, lane 67, Nam Du Street, Linh Nam sub-district, Hoang Mai district, HaNoi, VietNam
  • Number of employee: over 50 people

Production Capacity

Production Capacity

AOC CRAFT VIETNAM,.JSC, formerly known as an individual production establishment, was founded in 2010. During 5 years of operation, the company has gained many achievements in manufacturing, upgrading, improving product design as well as developing and expanding the consumer market. Currently, the company has cooperated with many domestic and international partners. Product pop-up cards of the company were offered in many countries around the world such as America, Canada, Germany, Turkey, Australia … With abundant human resources, advanced machinery systems and many years of experience we have made large orders with quantities up to 10-15 thousand products. By maintaining and developing quality products with the guaranteed delivery time, our company has built a good image in the eyes of customers both domestically and internationally.

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Metarial

 At present, the company’s human resources with more than 50 workers, with productivity of 4-5 thousand products per month can meet the needs of any order. Raw materials are imported directly to ensure product quality as well as competitive price in the market.

Design capacity

During the past five years, the number of designs in the company has reached thousands. Each year company has put on the market about 100-200 new designs with many different themes such as festivals, architecture, film, scenery, love, anniversaries … and get many positive feedbacks from partners and customers. Aside from continuously refreshing product themes, improving staff skills, innovating new construction methods, the company is constantly changing in size, style product appearance and packaging specifications, labels to fit the needs in each market segment.

The production process

The production process

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop-up Card

This flower valentine day pop-up card greeting card makes for a special flower delivery. A flat card blooms into a three-dimensional arrangement that’s much more unexpected than a vase of roses. It looks intricate but takes only some snippets of paper and cleverly placed tape to create.

This project may seem complicated at first glance, but once you follow the instructions here, you’ll realize just how easy it is to re-create.

Materials

  • Text-weight paper

  • Glue stick

  • Double-sided tape

  • Card stock

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card - Step 1

Instuctions:

Step 1

Cut seven 4-inch squares of paper in desired colors.

Fold a square into quarters.

Fold down 1 flap diagonally; flip the square of paper over and fold down the other flap, forming a triangle as shown.

Print petal template; trace it onto the triangle, and cut out.

Unfold, and cut 1 petal from flower; close gap by overlapping petals on either side and securing with glue stick.

Repeat with other squares.

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card - Step 1

Step 2

Attach pieces of double-sided tape to petals, as indicated by dots.

Start sticking flowers to one another:

Flowers B and C each overlap a petal with A; then flower D goes on top, completely overlapping A.

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card - Step 2

 

Step 3

Attach flowers E and F to the stack to overlap B and C.

 How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card - Step 3

 

Step 4

Attach G to the top, overlapping D.

Cut out some freehand leaves from green paper, place double-sided tape on the bottom, and attach them to the flowers.

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card - Step 4

 

Step 5

Cut a piece of card stock into a 10-by-6-inch rectangle, and fold in half to form a card.

Place the folded flower stack inside of the opened card as shown.

Place a piece of double-sided tape as shown; close card, and press firmly to adhere.

Open card and repeat, attaching the other side of the flower stack to the inside of the card.

How To Make Flower Valentine Day Pop up Card

Wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day

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DIY Instruction: Valentine Day Pop-up Card

With valentines next month, we thought we would share AOC Craft instruction Valentine Day Pop-up Card and free pattern download with you. It is easy to do and has a stunning result.  A nice craft project for your kids to do for their secret crush!

Material:

  • A5 paper (x2) 
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Craft knife

Method:

Step 1:

Print the free PDF onto the white card – DOWNLOAD FREE PATTERN

Step 2:

Cut along the solid lines ONLY, do not cut on the dashed lines (these are fold lines)

You can use your craft knife to softly score the dashed line, so it makes it easier to fold

Instruction valentine day pop-up card

Step 3:

Once you have completed the cuting out part… download a digital paper set and print out your favourite paper then take your other printed digital paper and stick it to the back of this card. You will get this effect…

DIY valentine day pop-up card

A stunning hand crafted valentine day pop-up card!

I’m sure any secret crush will be happy! Enjoy…x

Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card – Kissing Couple

Hi all! We guide to making the Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple.

This pop-up card features a boy and girl in the center of the card, surrounded by a bouquet of flowers.  As you open the card, the boy and girl move toward each other and kiss.  This is a very cute card because it actually moves as you open it, which makes it a very unique and impressive card.  It’s always been one of my favorite cards to make.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple

Here is an animation of the pop up card.  You have to see the card in action to appreciate the moving pieces.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple

Instructions

Step 1:

 You need download pattern, then print out the pattern on color paper.  Use the pattern to cut out all the parts out of card stock. Fold the “boy” and “girl” at the dotted lines and insert the bottom tabs into the slots in the inside card as shown in image 1 above. 

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 1

Step 2:

Fold the “bouquet” of hearts at the dotted lines.  Note that there are two sets of tabs at the bottom or inside of the piece.  Look for the smaller, connected tab as shown in image 2 and insert it in the inside card in front of the couple.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 2

Step 3:

Image 3 shows what the smaller tab looks like after it is inserted into the inside card.  Insert the larger tabs into the opposite slot.  The tabs are separate so you will need to carefully push them together, in order to fit them in the slot.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 3

Step 4:

Fold the inside card down the center. Tape the tabs down as shown in image 4.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 4

Step 5:

At the ends of the “bouquet” of hearts, fold the hearts down the center along the dotted lines and slot the two hearts together as shown in image 5.  Make sure that the heart halves are on the inside of the ring.  You can glue these heart tabs down if you like.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 5

Step 6:

Insert the corners of the inside card into the outside card as shown in image 6.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 6

Step 7:

Image 7 shows the card fully assembled with all corners of the inside card inserted into the outside card.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 7

Step 8:

Finally, glue the extra hearts around the “bouquet” of hearts as shown in image 8.  You can alternate from solid and outlined hearts.  Then you can glue the “Happy Valentine’s Day” text at the top of the card.

DIY Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple - Step 8

Step 9:

Open and close the card to make sure the couples kiss in the center.  You can adjust each person by bending them slightly forward or backward so that their heads/lips meet in the center.

Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple

Please leave a comment below if you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make the Valentine Day Pop-up Card Kissing Couple.

Pop-up Cards

Distinguish Greeting Cards

Greeting cards is an illustrated piece of card or high quality paper featuring an expression of friendship or other sentiment. Although greeting cards are usually given on special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas or other holidays, they are also sent to convey thanks or express other feelings. Greeting card, usually packaged with an envelope, come in a variety of styles. There are both mass-produced as well as handmade versions that are distributed by hundreds of companies large and small. While typically inexpensive, more elaborate cards with die-cuts or glued-on decorations may be more expensive.

In Western countries and increasingly in other societies, many people traditionally mail seasonally themed cards to their friends and relatives in December. Many service businesses also send cards to their customers in this season, usually with a universally acceptable non-religious message such as “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings”.

The Greeting Card Association is an international trade organization representing the interests of greeting card and stationery manufacturers. John Beeder, former president of the Greeting Card Association, says greeting card are effective tools to communicate important feelings to people you care about: “Anyone feels great when they receive an unexpected card in the mail. For me, there’s nothing like a greeting card to send a special message. I’m proud to be a part of an industry that not only keeps people connected, but uses both imagery and the power of words to help us express our emotions.”

Types of greeting cards 

Counter cards:

Counter cards

Greeting cards that are sold individually. This contrasts with boxed cards.[1]

Standard Greeting Cards:

Standard Greeting Cards

A standard greeting card is printed on high-quality paper (such as card stock), and is rectangular and folded, with a picture or decorative motif on the front. Inside is a pre-printed message appropriate for the occasion, along with a blank space for the sender to add a signature or handwritten message. A matching envelope is sold with the card. Some cards and envelopes feature fancy materials, such as gold leaf, ribbons or glitter.

Photo Greeting Card

Photo Greeting Cards

In recent years, photo greeting cards have gained widespread popularity and come in two main types. The first type are photo insert cards in which a hole has been cut in the centre. A photo slides in just like a frame. The second type are printed photo cards in which the photo is combined with artwork and printed, usually on a high-end digital press, directly onto the face of the card. Both types are most popular for sending holiday greetings such as Christmas, Hanukkah & for baby showers.

Personalised Greeting Card:

Personalised Greeting Cards

Websites using special personalisation technology, such as Moonpig, allow consumers to personalise a card which is then printed and sent directly to the recipient.

Reusable Greeting Card:

Reusable Greeting Cards

These are greeting cards for the budget conscious. There are two common formats for reusable cards. Firstly there are cards with slits in them positioned to hold pages. Secondly there notepad style cards where pages stick to the back of the cards. The pages that have been used for reusable cards can be removed after being received and fresh pages can be used to reuse the cards.

Risqué Greeting Card:

Some companies offer risqué greeting cards, with adult-based humor and cartoons. The humor in these cards can sometimes be offensive to more conservative parts of the population.

Musical Greeting Card:

Musical Greeting Cards

Recently greeting cards have been made that play music or sound when they are opened. They are commonly 3D handmade birthday cards which play traditional celebration songs such as Happy Birthday To You.

Electronic Greeting Card:

Electronic Greeting Cards

Greeting cards can also be sent electronically. Flash-based cards can be sent by email, and many sites such as Facebook enable users to send greetings. More recently, services have launched which enable users to send greetings to a mobile phone by text message or use mobile app for this purpose such cards are called Mobile E-cards or MCards. Many of these electronic services offer open or anonymous chat, to enable further discussion.

Pop-Up Cards:

Pop-up Cards

Pop-Up Cards are normally cards that, once opened, have a picture coming outward, giving the reader a surprise. Pictures and printed messages in greeting cards come in various styles, from fine art to humorous to profane. Non-specific cards, unrelated to any occasion, might feature a picture (or a pocket to paste in a personal photograph) but no pre-printed message.

Source Wikipedia

Business Greeting Cards Etiquette

Business Greeting Cards Etiquette

Sending greeting cards to business associates, clients and employees is a long-standing practice among many businesses. In fact, sending greeting cards dates back to the late 1700s! Any business that benefits from personal relationships (and what business doesn’t?) will benefit from sending greeting cards on appropriate occasions. However, knowing exactly what greeting cards are appropriate when and sent to whom can be a little confusing. Not everyone celebrates the same holidays and special occasions, and offending one of your recipients with an inappropriate card can harm your business relationships as much as the proper card can help them!

Here are some basic points to keep in mind when sending greeting cards for your business:

Business Greeting Cards Etiquette - Holiday

Holiday Greeting Cards

Almost every office is bombarded with “Season’s Greetings” cards around mid-winter. This is a well-established tradition, and fairly easy to handle appropriately thanks to a wide variety of available non-denominational greeting cards. Other holidays, however, can pose a bit more of conundrum. Here is some basic advice and information:

• When sending individual cards, verify the religious affiliation (if any) of the recipient before choosing a card! You don’t want to send the wrong card to a religious person, however many people will appreciate the correct religious card more than a generic “Season’s Greetings”.

• Muslims celebrate two feast holidays during November and December (check for exact dates each year): Eid ul Fitr, the end of the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid ul Adha, the end of the Hajj pilgrimage. Both holidays are ‘greeted’ with the phrase “Eid Mubarak” which means “May the Lord make it a blessed feast.”

• Hindus celebrate Diwali during the winter months. This holiday usually falls during October or November. Greeting cards and small gifts are appropriate at this time.

• Other winter holidays include Yule, a winter solstice celebration for pagan religions (which usually falls on December 21), and Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday celebrated by many African-Americans from December 26 to January 1.

• Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate any holidays, so even a generic card would be inappropriate.

• If you’re sending a holiday card addressed to a business, on the other hand, stick with generic “Happy Holidays” and “Season’s Greetings” type cards. Also, avoid sending any group cards for strongly religious holidays such as Easter, unless you are sending them to a religiously oriented organization, which observes the holiday.

• If you want to send cards for major holiday seasons other than Christmas, try sending general seasonal cards rather than holiday cards: a springtime card instead of Easter, for instance.

• Cards for national holidays are appropriate for any citizens of the country celebrating.

• If you do business internationally, take time to research the major holidays in the countries you do business with. Not only may your international associates take holidays off (you’ll save your time trying to contact them on such days), but sending appropriate greetings will set you apart from many of their other international business contacts.

Business Greeting Cards Etiquette - Birthdays and Special Occasions

Birthdays and Special Occasions

Clichés about asking a woman her age aside, birthdays and other personal occasions offer opportunities for greetings and congratulations that many businesses do not take advantage of. However, it can be especially tricky to not offend your recipients when sending congratulations to individuals you do not know well. Some of our suggestions:

• Jehovah’s Witnesses and devout Muslims do not observe birthday celebrations.

• It’s best to send general birthday greetings that don’t mention the recipient’s age, unless you know them well.

• Have a staff member check the birth and wedding announcements in the newspaper for opportunities to congratulate business associates or major clients.

• Generally speaking, if you do not receive an announcement or invitation in regard to an event, you’re not obligated to send a greeting.

• If you do not receive an announcement/ invitation, and there is no public notice in the newspaper, it’s best to send congratulations only to individuals you know on a first-name basis. A relative stranger or formal acquaintance taking an interest in their personal life may offend some people.

Birthdays and Special Occasions - Condolences and Get Well

Condolences and Get Well Cards

Perhaps the most sensitive subject for greetings and correspondence is when something unpleasant has happened. Stories abound of faux-pas such as birthday cards arriving for deceased individuals. In many cases, if may be safest and most appropriate to leave such occasions to the individuals and their friends and family. However, for close business associates, employees or long-standing clients, the following guidelines are advised:

• If someone is ill, make sure to verify the nature of their illness before sending a “Get Well” card. It may be an incurable or terminal condition, in which case such a card would be highly inappropriate.

• A “Thinking of You” card is a good choice when you either can not ascertain exactly what illness or injury has occurred, or when the recipient is not expected to recover.

• Leave the humorous “Get Well” cards for personal friends and family. In a business context, it is neither appropriate or worth the (significant) risk of causing offense.

• The death of a beloved pet is an appropriate occasion for a condolence card, if you know the recipient.

• A “Get Well” card is most often sent to the recipient’s home, unless they are going to be in the hospital for an extended period.

• If you personally know the recipient, it might be best to hand-deliver the card.

• If you do not know the recipient well enough to have their home address, you can send a “Glad You’re Back” card to their office when they return to work.

Business Card Etiquette - General Pointers

General Pointers and Guidelines

No matter what the occasion, here are some basic suggestions for getting the most out of your greeting card mailings:

• Take the time to hand-address each card, as well as hand signing it. Printed mailing labels make the card look impersonal, and will negate most of the potential positive impact. (This is especially critical for personal event or condolence cards!)

• If your recipients are in a close geographic area, or are well networked, do not send everyone an identical card, unless you’re having a custom greeting card design printed for your company. Taking the time to choose individual cards shows you value the recipient’s business relationship enough to invest individual time in it.

• Even if your cards have a pre-printed message inside, take the time to write a quick sentence by hand. Greeting card networking is ALL about the personal touch!

We hope these guidelines have proven helpful in your greeting card marketing plan. If you have any suggestions for other guidelines you’ve encountered in your own business correspondence, please let us know at: contact@aoccraft.com.

How to make Vietnamese school girl Pop-up Card

How to make Vietnamese school girl Pop-up Card

This is a video tutorial created cards with images floating Vietnamese inside bicycle

How to make Vietnamese school girl Pop-up Card

How to make Vietnamese school girl Pop-up Card

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How to make Heart Greeting Card

How to make Heart Greeting Card for New Year’s Day

HOW TO MAKE HEART GREETING CARD FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY

On New Year’s Day, a holiday of people who are in love, everyone gives greeting card to each other.

How to make Heart Greeting Card

This day is a good opportunity to show your feelings with an unusual gift.
We’ll guide make greeting card for this holiday of love.
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Our website supply information about the cutting art, wood or paper cutting, free patterns or tutorials for DIY wood/paper cutting.
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