Tuesday 24 August 2021

Five tips to choose the perfect greeting card

A greeting card can be a great way to let someone know you are thinking of them during a difficult time or during a time of celebration. But with so many designs to choose from, choosing the right one can sometimes feel like an impossible task. There are a number of key factors you must consider beforehand. Keep reading to find out how to choose the perfect greeting card for any occasion.

Consider the recipient

When it comes to choosing the perfect greeting card, you must first consider who you intend to send it to. This can determine which type of greeting card you are on the lookout for. For example, if you are shopping for a birthday card for your mum or sister, it may benefit you to browse greeting cards that include a personalised message or heartfelt sentiment. If you are looking to send a greeting card to an acquaintance or colleague on the other hand, you should play it safe and opt for a simple yet friendly design. You must also consider their age, gender, personality, and relationship to you. The Christmas card you send to a friend is unlikely to be the same Christmas card you send to your grandmother. By considering the recipient ahead of time, you can ensure you are purchasing a greeting card that is not only suitable but appropriate for the person it is addressed to.

Pile of Christmas holiday greeting cards
Photo credit Annie Spratt

Determine the occasion

Which greeting card you choose will differ depending on the occasion you are marking it with. For example, if you are celebrating your best friend’s birthday, you can lead with an earnest or comedic tone. If you are sending commiserations for the ill health of a loved one, on the other hand, you should browse the wide range of get well soon cards available both in-store and online. If you are struggling to find the perfect card for the occasion, it may benefit you to take a look at Greenvelope’s selection. You can also purchase a greeting card for more occasions than ever before including a baby shower, Halloween party, or simply to pass on words of encouragement for a friend going through a particularly rough patch in their life.

Decide on a type of greeting card

When it comes to choosing a greeting card, it can be difficult to settle on a particular type. Before you make a final decision, you must weigh up the pros and cons of each and consider whether or not the recipient is likely to appreciate the sentiment or find it distasteful. Electronic greeting cards are experiencing a rapid surge in popularity, but they lack the personal touch of a physical greeting card. They are, however, the number one choice for a growing number of consumers looking to send a message to a friend or family member overseas. They can also be personalised in more ways than a physical card and altered before sending as necessary. If you want to send someone something to remember, consider designing and sending a homemade greeting card. This can prove how much they mean to you and allow you to get creative.

Pile of greetings cards in envelopes
Photo credit Ranurte

Consider the recipient’s hobbies and interests

If you are sending a greeting card to a new friend or acquaintance, it can be impossible to know what they like and dislike. This can make the process of shopping for a greeting card particularly difficult. If you are in doubt, opt for a simple design with no added flair or personality. If you are sending a greeting card to a friend or loved one, however, it can be a great opportunity to prove how much they mean to you and that you are interested in what they have to say. Popular greeting card designs include flowers, animals, cars, movie characters, and music. If your brother is a car fanatic, consider a greeting card with his favourite model splashed across the front. If your friend loves puppies, there are plenty of canine-themed greeting cards available guaranteed to bring them joy.

Craft a well-worded message

As well as choosing the perfect design, you must also choose a greeting card with a great message. You must decide whether you wish to purchase a greeting card with a set message or with space to write your own. If you intend to send the greeting card to someone close to you, a few heartfelt sentences can be a great way to make it personal.

When it comes to choosing the perfect greeting card, it can become overwhelming. With so many factors to consider beforehand, you must plan ahead. This includes considering the recipient, determining the occasion, deciding on a type of greeting card, considering the recipient’s hobbies and interests, and crafting a well-worded message.

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