How to Create a Greeting Card [10+ Best Examples]


Looking for ways to add a personal touch on how you greet your loved ones on their special days and occasions? Sending them a greeting card would be great. Although you can easily buy a commercial greeting card, it will always be a good thing to send a greeting card that you have made and printed on your own. Hence, we provide you with the best greeting card examples in this article along with some guidelines that you can refer to when you will finally design a greeting card.

How to Create a Greeting Card Design

Here are some guidelines that you can refer to when you will finally design your very own greeting card:

1. Give it time.

Even though making a greeting card can be pretty simple, you still need to give some time for yourself in creating a design concept that will help in getting your message across to the receiver as effective as possible. By giving it time, you will surely come up with a unique and thoughtful greeting card design.

2. Know and understand your audience.

To create a personalized greeting card, it can only be achieved if you know the person to whom you are giving the greeting card. It is in knowing and understanding the receiver that will enable you to determine how you can possibly incorporate his or her preferences or interests into your greeting card design.

3. Make the card easy to understand.

In order to make this possible, you just have to keep things simple but coherent at the same time. Do not make use of design elements that are a far cry from the event or occasion it is intended for. Greeting cards are usually sent for a specific event, occasion, holiday, or season so you have to use this as the basis of what design elements you should include.

4. Consider a good layout.

Greeting card design is nothing without a good layout; in fact, it is even impossible for you to achieve a good design without a good layout. There are two layouts you can use for your greeting cards: vertical layout and horizontal layout. If you want to use the traditional way that is also space efficient, opt for vertical layout. If you will send a greeting card by mail or by hand and that you want to add a surprise element, then make use of horizontal layout.

5. Use greeting card templates.

To make the greeting card design process easier without really affecting your personal touch that much, then consider the use of greeting card templates that you can easily find online and even in this very article you are reading now. These templates are easy to download, edit, and print, and you can still add your personal and unique touch since some of its elements can still be modified according to your taste and your receiver’s preferences.

Best Greeting Card Examples

1. Advertising Agency Greeting Card

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One of the best ways to foster better relationships with your clients is by sending them a greeting card. Greeting cards are actually effective in making better client relations and it can also set a better rapport with them. Upon receiving one, your clients will surely feel important that you have acknowledged their presence.

2. Creative Agency Greeting Card

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Sending greeting cards might be one of your company’s practices. Are you given the task to do it this time but you are not adept at designing and that you no longer have time to practice? Worry no more because we’ve got your back. Get this creative agency greeting card that will surely match and fit your needs and preferences. With its versatile design, you can really save yourself from any wasted time in trying to conceptualize your own design.

3. Travel Agency Greeting Card

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If you think flyers and posters are the only ways you can promote and market your travel agency, then you might not have seen this travel agency greeting card ever. A greeting card is also a way for you to promote and advertise your company. Aside from the fact that you can also add in some heartfelt messages, you can also showcase the places that your clients loved to travel to or would love to travel to as part of the greeting card’s design.

4. Christmas Wishes Greeting Card

Christmas season might still be very far away but that does not mean you cannot prepare very early. Start early with the use of this Christmas wishes greeting card. This greeting card allows you to express your Christmas wishes and hopes to a loved one in a simple but really classy way since it contains an equally classy design.

5. Pink Christmas Greeting Card

Break the usual red, green, and gold overly used Christmas colors and consider the unconventional such as this pink Christmas greeting card. This is the best greeting card to send especially to those who fancy this color. But really, you can send this to anyone you love—even if you already know that they don’t really like the color!

6. Restaurant Christmas Greeting Card

One good way to express your gratitude to your regular customers at your restaurant during the Christmas season is to send them this restaurant Christmas greeting card. The design in this greeting card is elegant and sophisticated that upon receiving one, your customers would definitely feel VIP. Plus, this greeting card can also serve as a way of promoting and advertising your restaurant.

7. International Students’ Day Greeting Card

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Do you know a student who is currently struggling with his or her studies? Even if the real world is perceived as tougher, that does not warrant anybody to invalidate the struggles of being a student. If you feel the same way and/or share the same experiences, express your thoughtfulness by sending a greeting card to a student who you know who is having struggles in his or her studies! It will surely put back his or her drive on and ace it all.

8. World Teacher’s Day Greeting Card

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Send your teachers some love during the next World Teacher’s Day by giving them this greeting card. This greeting card is specifically designed for this special event. It contains a message that enables you to express your heartfelt gratitude to the educators who molded you and the individuals whom you can consider as your second parent in school.

This is the greeting card that Hallmark has produced in collaboration with UNICEF, or United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. They have come up with a greeting card design that is sophisticated and globally inspired at the same time. It contains short but definitely meaningful messages that you might find inspiring.

No matter how good or bad you are at designing and creating a greeting card, at the end of the day, it will always be the thought that counts. We hope that we have been of great help to you as you create a greeting card for your loved ones.

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