Labor Day celebrations began in 1882 as a way to boost the moral of the working class. At that time, working conditions across the country and the world were harsh and workers seek to get rid of or at least alleviate their plight. A lot of things has happened since then and we are now enjoying the benefits of the rallies, boycotts, negotiations, and some deaths of fellow workers in the past centuries.
Today, if you want to tell a person or a group of people that you appreciate their service and are thankful for the good job that they are continuously doing to keep our modern world up and running, you can give them something as simple as a greeting card. And since there is a nationally recognized holiday dedicated to our working class, Labor Day greeting cards have naturally evolved too.
Just like birthday greeting cards, Labor Day greeting cards are used to acknowledge someone’s contribution to the workforce. Anyone can send a Labor Day greeting card. Even company bosses and owners can send these cards to their own employees. Perhaps because, in a sense, company owners still do work for their own businesses.
Labor Day greeting cards are not the usual garden variety greeting card. In fact, fewer people even treat this holiday as greeting card worthy enough. Maybe this is because our culture does not put much emphasis on the importance of a day assigned to celebrate the working class. This may also be attributed to the party atmosphere that the Labor Day weekend is more known for.
But in the event that you find yourself wanting to send a good old Labor Day greeting card, here are some tips you can follow so that you can write good greeting card messages.
Labor Day is for the workers. This Vintage Labor Day Greeting Card accurately exemplifies that with its drawing of a laborer pushing a loaded wheelbarrow. It aptly captures the image of the original workers who sought for better worker compensation and treatment since the height of the Industrial Revolution. If you want a card design that best shows this message, then this is the greeting card design for you.
This next card design is a Retro Labor Day Greeting Card. It features a wrench and a screwdriver tucked in coverall pockets. It may suit recipients who have blue-collar jobs or if you are trying to be ironic with your greeting card choice. Also note that this card is a printable template. This means that you can download the file containing it and have it printed at home or a print shop.
If you want a minimalist approach to your greeting card choices, then this Labor Day greeting card featuring balloons and a mouse will get your message across. As with any minimalist card designs, the card face is bare except for the balloon and a mouse drawing. It also follows a black, red, and blue color scheme. This card design is perfect for those who want to send a card with witty symbolism. You can give to your parents, coworkers, or even employees.
The Stars and Stripes Greeting Card embedded above is a good example of a patriotic greeting card. This card design exudes the fiery sense of patriotism with the white flame and star pattern design. This card may suit those who have served the country and the government for a number of years. Nonetheless, it may also be given to different people with different occupations depending on your preference.
Handmade card designs are not limited to birthday and/or Christmas celebrations. This Handmade Labor Day Greeting Card may suit those who works in the creative industry. Recipients of this greeting card will also appreciate the effort put into making this card. And since this is a handmade card, you can spice up your own greeting card by using only art materials that are available in your own home.
As mentioned earlier, giving greeting cards during Labor Day is not as popular a custom as birthday card giving is. So if you are thinking of gifting a Labor Day greeting card to your colleagues or your employees, explore these few sources of reliable Labor Day greeting cards.
Etsy.com. Etsy is mostly an online marketplace for handcrafted stuff and some graphic design printable templates. If you are looking for Labor Day greeting cards on Etsy, you should either search for Labor Day greeting cards or Workers’ Day cards. Do note that some search results will be about Russian Labor Day celebration cards, so you should be careful in selecting a card. At Etsy, some sellers offer both a Web printable template listing and a handmade listing. Choosing a printable listing means that the seller will send you a PSD or AI file format containing the greeting card design and you will be the one to edit and print out the card design. While handmade listings means that it is the seller who will customize, print out the cards, and the mail the finished product to your address. Of course, handmade listings typically cost more. Other sellers or designers may also ask for additional fees for customization and shipping of the card/s.
Zazzle.com. Zazzle is an online marketplace for digital templates and handcrafted products just like Etsy. However, Zazzle creates all the products that they sell. The site also has more Labor Day greeting cards than other sites. Most of the Labor Day greeting card designs embedded on this article are from Zazzle. The site also allows customization in terms of changing the addressee name, date, and the type of paper that the card will be printed on. Zazzle offers discounts on cards bought in sets or in bulk.
AmericanGreetingCards.com and Hallmarkecards.com. We lump the two sites (Hallmark and American Greeting Cards) since these two sites offer Labor Day eCards. Sadly, there are no dedicated Labor Day cards from their main websites, so you may just settle on their eCards. Nonetheless, the two sites are good sources of Labor Day greeting cards if you want to send them electronically. If you want other types of cards (like Christmas card designs), the websites of Hallmark and American Greeting Cards can be a rich resource.
Pinterest. Pinterest is an online board where you can “pin” any picture, link, or GIF. In terms of card design, this website can be a treasure trove of handmade Labor Day greeting cards. Remember that most Pinterest boards are user-created. So if you find a good Labor Day greeting card design over there, chances are, they are the only copy in the world. And if you want to recreate that design, you may have to create the card yourself or ask the original card-maker to create one for you.
Dribbble. Dribbble is an online hub for designers where they can share their creations. If you are not satisfied with the Labor Day greeting card designs you find online, the next best step to take is to hire a graphic designer. And Dribbble.com is one of the best places to do that. On the site, you can search for the thing that you are looking for, choose between the different creations from different designers, and contact these designers. For instance, you can search for obscure topics like tea party invitation designs and there will be design suggestions for that on the site.
This Cupcake Labor Day Greeting Card has a cutesy effect, that is why it is a good present for any working female. The card boasts a simple design that can also be used as an excuse for gifting the card to any male. When using this card, do not forget to add a short handwritten message on the inside flap. Labor Day is a time to be thankful for all the work that the labor force does.
For those who want to do away with serious greeting cards, try this cool Cat Labor Day Greeting Card instead. You do not have to take everything seriously since it is going to be Labor Day weekend after all. There will be cookouts, parties, and a chance to rest more due to the three-day holiday. This card may suit cat lovers (obviously) and those who will appreciate a good chuckle with the funny card cover image. But if you want a slightly more adventurous Labor Day experience, perhaps you should plan a gathering with friends and/or family and send out Labor Day BBQ invitation cards instead.
A chevron pattern design often represents luxury and strength. And when it is combined with star-shaped patterns to create a greeting card, it can radiate the feelings patriotism and nationalism. This Chevron Labor Day Greeting Card is suitable for those who wants a no-nonsense card given to fellow employees or to one’s boss. Children may also choose this card if they want to impress their parents with a professional card design for the Labor Day.
Businesses and individuals alike can use this Flag Labor Day Greeting Card since it has a universal appeal. Just by looking at the card face, the recipient will know exactly what the card represents. When it is given during the labor day, the recipient will readily know that the card sender is thankful for his or her contribution to the workforce. But if you want to be ironic about your card choice, you can give this card to anyone.
This Sunset Labor Day Greeting Card accurately showcases what the Labor Day holiday means to most people—three days off work. Those who are working can attest to the fact that they do not get that much time off. That is why during work holidays like Labor Day, people tend to go all out with their partying and/or vacations. If you want to remind people of this sentiment, best send this card. Do not forget to add a few lines for the recipient and he or she will surely appreciate you for all your effort.
Aside from the obvious party-til-you-drop advice, here are other things you can do during the long Labor Day weekend.