We all know someone (and if this is you, congratulations) who can sit down with a birthday card and write a wall of heartfelt words that fill every inch of white space. For many of us though, once we’ve gotten past ‘happy birthday’ we’re fresh out of material. Here are a few greeting card writing tricks to get you past the first line.
Adjectives, lots and lots of adjectives.
If you’re a fan of The Nonsense Maker you may have noticed we love our describing words. We think they are incredibly awesome and amazing, and a perfect way to express how terrific, stupendous, marvellous, wonderful, magnificent, delightful and tremendously excellent our favourite people are!
What makes them special?
Ask yourself what you like most about this person, and let them know. Are they kind or brave? Do they make you laugh? Do they inspire you to try different things or act a certain way?
Can you remember the day you met, or a time you laughed until your face hurt? Try something like “I hope today is as fun as the time we…[insert your crazy adventure here]”. Who doesn’t love a trip down memory lane!
Include an illustration
Still got some space to fill? Why not do a little drawing of a shared interest! Do you both love dogs? Doughnuts? Dancing? Don’t worry if you’re not an illustrator, in a digital world even a messy hand drawn stick figure is pretty special, and way more heartfelt than an emoji ever could be.
Finally, the most important thing…
You’ve made the effort to show you care. Taking the time to put pen to paper and write a thoughtful message on a greeting card will never go unappreciated!