For the longest time, one of the worst and most generic things you could give anyone was a greeting card. It was a cliché, mostly because anyone could simply waltz into a shop and purchase a card. Done.
The greeting card of old represented everything that people loathed about the “generic” gift. There’s no thought, no personality, no actual effort behind getting a greeting card and giving it to the recipient. In fact, some ingenious (or lazy, probably) people buy greeting cards by the bulk and just write a quick message inside before they dispatch it to the recipient.
These days, however, greeting cards don’t have to be tacky, cliché, or lazy. In fact, there’s a resurgence of interest in hand-written notes, especially with this nostalgic view of personalized messages.
It helps that you can now make greeting cards as personalized as you want. Yes – there’s no need to simply choose from the already available designs. Greeting card software allow you to create a greeting card that speaks to your personality and, more importantly, tells the receiver that you actually put a lot of effort and thought into this little gift.
Greeting card software comes with a variety of customizable templates. This means you can choose different sizes and formats depending on the design you want. You can also choose from thousands of images, borders, and fonts to truly create a message that is perfectly unique.
The importance of adding a personal touch to your message may be lost on some people. After all, this is an era of wanting everything quick, efficient, and painless. A personal touch, however, definitely ups the ante and makes even a simple greeting card much more meaningful and memorable.
Here are a few quick tips to make your greeting card even more memorable:
1. Think about the images you use. Since greeting card software gives you a lot of choices, make sure you pick the images that mean something to you and your recipient. Don’t just pick everything that catches your fancy. Pick an image that will bring a smile to your recipient’s face. Think of an inside joke, or try to incorporate your recipient’s favorite things. It may seem trivial, but it’s actually a good way to let your recipient know that you remember their quirks and traits.
2. Be sincere. Don’t just create a generic greeting card that you’ll send out to everyone in your mailing list. That defeats the purpose! Do make an effort to make your greeting cards as personal as possible. People can sense insincerity; so don’t even dare think about it.
3. Write a heartfelt message. This is the most important part of all. Your greeting card software can help you create a fun template with lovely images, but it’s your message that truly seals the deal. Write something that actually means something, to you and your recipient. It’s not enough to write “merry Christmas” and send it off with the proverbial kiss. Write a personal, heartfelt, sincere message. This will mean a lot more to your recipient than just another greeting card, and in some cases may trump even expensive gifts.
Use Ecard Wizard to start creating your very own Personalized Greeting Cards today!