Crossword cards a new idea everyone will
Ordinary postcards only have short lifetimes people look at the
picture, read the message on the back, and put the card down. Thats all. The card is
finished with. The same can be said of greeting cards. Only a few seconds of
lifetime while the message is read. Then the card is put down, perhaps for
ever... or thrown away after a short time.
CrossCard is a different concept in cards. These cards have a longer
lifetime than ordinary cards, and bring something more than just a personal
The first postcards appeared in Austria in 1869, and the first crossword ever compiled saw
the light of day on 21 December 1913. Neither cards nor crosswords have gone out of
fashion since. The CrossCard concept has simply combined the two making cards
with crosswords on them. Several different types of crossword are available on all types
of card postcards, congratulation cards, birthday and anniversary cards,
Valentines, Halloween greetings, etc. With such a wide variety in the range, there is
something for every taste.
The card concept was developed by a crossword compiler with many years of experience of
designing crosswords. The design and utility design of the concept as a whole are
protected and patented in Norway, in the EU countries and in Australia. Patent pending in
other countries, including the USA.
The cards have a picture on the front, with a crossword and space for a personal greeting
Crossword cards can be used in different ways on different occasions: if you can imagine
it, you can do it. Here are a few examples:
Imagine several different cards for different age groups. Children and young people do
Get well cards
Patients in hospital are often bored, but crossword lovers would welcome a visit from a
friend who brought a greeting and a card a crossword card.
Jubilees, anniversaries etc
Congratulations on wedding anniversaries or other special days. Or congratulations on
buying a new house or flat, having the first baby, or passing a driving test.
Special cards for Christmas, New Year, Easter, Halloween, Valentines etc.
I love you cards
From me to you
Thinking of you
Youre my one and only etc.
Cards with charming or funny pictures, such as a little girl cuddling a teddy bear
(You are my one and only)
Local cards and cards about towns
These can show a motif picturing a town, a tourist attraction or the like, with a solution
that says: Greetings from (name of the place). Cards like that might be
specifically designed for municipalities, agents in the travel industry or operators at
destinations who want to add a new twist to cards for tourists.
An amusing new way to draw up the company profile. Some of the words in the crossword
could be related to the companys products or services, or customers might be able to
send in the solution by SMS or e-mail, perhaps with a small prize as an incentive.
A company wishing to promote a new product or service, or perhaps hoping to draw attention
to a sales campaign can do it with crossword cards sent by post to customers. Customers
could be asked to send in the answer, which would feature the product or service, by SMS
or e-mail. If the cards are numbered, it is easy to set up an extra lottery
too. (- Come into our shop and see if youve won!)
The general addiction to Sudoku is raging as never before, so of course there are also
individualised cards with Sudoku.