LONDON, U.K. — Specialist communications company SentForever Limited (www.sentforever.com) is offering an unusual alternative to the traditional greetings card by using radio waves rather than paper to convey messages of love, celebration and remembrance. Personalised messages and announcements can be created online and are transmitted at the speed of light via a dedicated British Telecoms transmission dish situated at the historic Goonhilly earth station in Cornwall, U.K.
Each message is designed to last – quite literally – forever: an eternal memory of the sender. Within five hours of transmission, the message leaves the solar system to continue its journey through space and remain in the universe for all time.
According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, the U.S. greeting card industry is worth over $7.5 billion annually – with the average family purchasing 30 cards every year. Since launching, SentForever’s ethereal alternative has been used to relay a plethora of good wishes for all occasions including birthdays, Valentine’s day and Mother’s day, and even to convey messages intended for the deceased.
The cost of the service starts at 9.95 (approximately $20). Once transmitted, a message can be tracked to see how far it has travelled and the recipient will receive a certificate of transmission detailing its contents; a premium silver service also provides the recipient with a solid silver keepsake. An international service is available.
Chris Thomason of SentForever says: “When we launched SentForever we assumed people would send messages for all the traditional greeting card occasions. However, we were very surprised to find that a significant number of people sent Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day cards to people who were deceased.”
“Because we transmit people’s special messages into the heavens where they will exist for the rest of eternity, people may feel they are making connections with their deceased loved ones. Perhaps our transmissions are seen as a modern form of prayer for people who see themselves as being more spiritual than religious.”
About SentForever Limited
SentForever.com was established in January 2008 and is based in Surrey, U.K. The business is solely involved in eternal communications. The company is privately owned and operated by Chris Thomason, an innovation consultant, and Stephanie Baillache, former head of marketing for a high street bank. The U.S. is the second highest per capita usage of greetings cards in the world with only the U.K. higher at 55 cards per year.
More information: http://www.sentforever.com .