We hope our Artist's Guidelines will give you a sense of what we're looking for… humorous greeting card ideas that appeal to a range of ages & interests.
Because cards and pads are sent from one person to another as a greeting or message, they should read the way people really talk. When you write a line, imagine that you're speaking to a family member or friend. Then ask yourself, "Would I buy this card to send to these people?"
If you find yourself wondering whether a line is funny or not, read it to a few friends and see if they laugh. From a creative perspective, go wild! Keep in mind your target list of people you send cards to. Make sure your ideas are sendable - not only to friends and family, but also general enough to send to lots of people. In other words, don't be too specific!
Cards that depend on a visual or photo are becoming a significant part of our line. It is not necessary to draw your visuals, but you should be able to describe them in words. Keep it short and understandable.
Card ideas need to be written for these occasions: Birthday, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th & 60th, Relative Birthday, Belated Birthday, Get Well, Good-Bye, Miss You & Thank You, Love, Wedding, New Baby, Anniversary (from friend to couple), Congratulations & Retirement.
PUNS, GROSS IDEAS, MEAN IDEAS, LENGTHY POETRY or PROSE, NARROWLY FOCUSED IDEAS. (ie: new baby for quintuplets
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