A birthday card is a greeting card given or sent to a person to celebrate their birthday. Similar to a birthday cake, birthday card traditions vary by culture but the origin of birthday cards is unclear. The advent of computing and introduction of the internet and social media has led to the use of electronic birthday cards or even Facebook posts to send birthday messages.
As written in the encyclopedia Celebrating Life Customs Around the World, birthday cards are the “most popular greeting card to send and account for around 60 percent of all greeting cards bought”. Birthday cards are an important part of different cultures, including, South African culture.
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