New Year’s greeting card

We would like to introduce New Year’s greeting card in this article.

As the name shows, New Year’s greeting card is a card which people send to their friends, relatives and boss. People start to write the card in advance to be delivered it on January 1.

Originally, in Nara and Heian era, people already sent greeting message though the form was completely different from present one. In 1873, postcard was issued and people became to send the card as a means of greeting of New Year.

Nowadays, the number of people who send the card is decreasing because of e-mail. However, it is still one of the important communication tool to express gratitude.


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