A new study from the University of Auckland suggests that birthday invitations are a lot more popular than previously thought.
The study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, analysed data from 7,800 households from around New Zealand, and found that the majority of people had sent invitations to their friends, family and neighbours in the past 12 months.
In contrast, just over half of people sent invitations directly to their employer, or someone else’s employer.
The study found that invitations are increasingly being used to encourage people to stay in touch with their friends and family.
“We’ve seen this trend in the last 12 months with a big increase in the number of people contacting friends and colleagues in the home.
It’s a trend we’re seeing across the country,” Dr Michelle Williams, from the Centre for Consumer Research at the University, told news.com.au.
While most people are more likely to be aware of the trend, the research found that a small number of Australians were using birthday invitations to send birthday messages to their colleagues.
However, the study also found that more than one in five people in the country have been using birthday invites for parties, but only about one in 10 had been sending them for personal events.
Dr Williams said that, while invitations were on the increase, it was important to remember that the trend was not universal.
For people who were not using birthday messages for parties but who had been in touch, she said it was time to make sure they understood the implications of the new practices.
I think it’s important for people to understand that they are not always going to be able to use these invitations for events that are private,” she said.
She said people needed to make the decision to send a birthday invitation to their family, friends or colleagues based on their own personal circumstances, and whether or not they felt comfortable sending it.
You should also consider what kind of person you are sending it to, the kind of occasion you would like to host the event, and what is the right date and time for your birthday party, she added.
Some people were sending birthday invitations as part of an engagement with a partner, while others were sending invitations as a joke.
Dr Williams hopes the new research will help to inform people about the growing trend of birthday invitations.
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