Greeting Cards: Understanding Greeting Cards

Greeting cards, which are a quick and simple way of sending a fun and meaningful message to someone in your life, have been around since at least the 1400s.

Many stores sell greeting cards, but it can be even more fun to design your own. Our graphic design tools are the perfect solution when it comes to making your own Christmas, birthday, or other greeting cards.

What are greeting cards?

A simple greeting card can be a surprisingly cheerful way of connecting with the people in your life on a special occasion or for no reason at all on your own, and they become even more meaningful when paired with flowers, chocolates, or other small gifts. Whether they are store bought or homemade, these cards are typically a bit smaller and thicker than a regular sheet of paper and feature photographs, patterns, and other seasonal and everyday designs. Many greeting cards come preprinted with anything from a short phrase to a more elaborate poem, and blank greeting cards that give you more space to write your own thoughts are also available.

Examples of greeting cards

Here are some of the most common types of greeting cards!

Birthday Cards

Turning another year older may not be quite as much fun once you're an adult as it was when you were younger, but finding a mailbox filled with birthday cards in a rainbow of brightly colored envelopes can make your day a bit more special. Birthday cards are one of the most common varieties of greeting cards, and their more general designs make them a bit easier to make yourself than greeting cards for other holidays.

Christmas cards

Christmas cards have been a popular holiday tradition since at least 1843, and they continue to be among the most popular types of greeting cards today. Often featuring bright, cheerful wreaths and trees or serene winter scenes, exchanging Christmas cards with friends and family members throughout December makes checking the mail a bit more merry.

Other holiday cards

Although they aren't quite as popular as Christmas and birthday cards, greeting cards for other holidays are also common. Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and other holidays are other times of year that are high in sales for greeting card companies, and sending cards on these days makes staying connected with the people in your life throughout the year a bit more fun.

Other special occasions

Although holidays are a very common reason for sending greeting cards, they are not limited to specific days. Greeting cards can also be used for celebrating other milestones, such as graduations, promotions, weddings, and anniversaries. These cards are generally sent occasionally, rather than every year like greeting cards that are associated with annual holidays are.

Greeting cards for no particular occasion

Greeting cards can also be sent for no particular reason other than to say hello or let someone know you're thinking of them. Cards that are not designed for a particular holiday, celebration, or other specific occasion tend to be more general than other types of greeting cards, and they often feature nature scenes, simple patterns, flowers, animals, or other basic images that can fit multiple needs.

At CorelDRAW, our graphic design tools make it easy for both amateurs and professionals to create custom greeting cards for any occasion. Although plenty of cards are available in stores, it can be challenging to find one that conveys just the right message, and designing your own greeting cards can also be an enjoyable hobby for creative individuals. Contact us today to learn more about why our graphic design programs are a top choice when it comes to creating meaningful, custom greeting cards that match the interests and personalities of the people in your life!

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