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Inspiration Station: What to Say

June 25, 2014

Since savvy GCU artists know cards with an inside verse tend to sell better than blank cards, it’s to your benefit to craft good text. Obviously, if you’re writing a humorous card, the inside verse is usually the punchline. But if you’re writing another kind of card, figuring out the right inside verse can be difficult.

While we totally advocate writing verse that speaks from the heart, if you get really stuck, here are a few places you can visit for inspiration on what to say. Please don’t plagiarize – when you write, make sure it’s in your own words, not someone else’s. Even if a site says the verses are “free,” that doesn’t mean they’re okay to pick up verbatim and use in commercial work.


Greeting Card Messages
Many occasions represented here.

What to Write in a Card
Another all occasion site.

Greeting Card Poet
Lots of generic ideas here, good basic stuff.

Greeting Card Messages
A collection of useful links to other resources, including videos.

Writing Greeting Card Verse
A how-to for those who prefer to go it alone.

How to Write Greeting Card Sentiments
A collection of useful links from Kate Harper, a veteran of the greeting card business.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2014 1:49 pm

    Thank you for this. It will be a great help to get inspiration.

  2. June 25, 2014 7:57 pm

    Thank you, I so agree with Jan … this will be a great help in getting inspiration.

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