The Internet has created many ways for people to send greeting cards. One way is the traditional snail mail method, where a card is mailed to the recipient in an envelope with a preprinted address on it. This is an old fashioned way of sending cards and it can take weeks or even months to receive a response if it’s sent via regular mail.
There are also some newer options. Some companies have created websites that are designed to match a greeting with a product. A pop up card is one of these. It’s like a standard card, except it comes with a picture frame or pop up window that shows the photo when the card is opened. This is a fun way to create an interesting gift and send it quickly.
These pop up greeting cards can be printed in the home or at a store that offers this type of service. If you use your computer, you can create one quickly by using your favorite word processor. You’ll find it helpful to write a greeting and save it on your computer to use later.
You might wonder how to make a card without any text at all. There are a number of ways you can do this and it depends on your preferences. Some prefer to create the card using photos from family and friends. Others choose to use clip art instead of images. Still others use words or special phrases.
One option that some people enjoy is creating a card simply with clip art. All you need to do is save the clip art image on your computer and then use a printer to reproduce it. That’s all there is to it! Just be sure the font is bold and the message is large enough to read clearly.
For those who don’t have any favorite pictures or clip art, a simple but elegant way to create a text based birthday card would be to simply use some blank card stock paper and print out the birthday message you want. Be sure to leave room for your name and perhaps a few other personal details. Then, turn the card white for the best effect. Remember to let the birthday message dry before you fold the card into a greeting.
A homemade card might be something as simple as just having some pasta dry and folded into a triangle. You could also use one of those square blocks you’ll find at the supermarket. Just be sure to address the card and wrap it in cellophane baggy for a professional look. Another idea is to create a card out of a larger piece of paper and laminate the edges so it will be even more presentable.
If you want to personalize your card, you may find it easier to create a design from scratch. Start with a blank card and draw on it what you would like to include on it. Then transfer that design to a larger sheet of card stock and do the same thing again. Finally, put that one aside to give your child a great looking card to share with friends and family. Creating one of these cards is only a matter of time.
Some companies also sell premade greeting cards that you can customize. Many of these come pre-formatted so all you have to do is print them out on nice stock. Just remember to address the cards and write a short message inside before you seal the envelope. You can print your own template or a design that has already been created by a company.
A third way is to design your own greeting. There are a number of software programs that will help you do this. These types of programs are inexpensive and easy to use. They even have examples that walk you through the process of designing one of these cards. With a little bit of help, you can put together a beautiful birthday card that can be given as a gift to someone special.
Regardless, of which method you choose, the message you include should be short and sweet. Your recipient will appreciate the effort you’ve gone through to create this card for them. It says, “I care about you.” and it shows you put some thought into your greeting. And that’s what we all want, isn’t it?