greeting card


: a piece of paper or thin cardboard having any of a variety of shapes and formats and bearing a greeting or message of sentiment

Examples of greeting card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps befitting of this consumption-forward holiday, WalletHub’s study took a decidedly consumer-forward approach to its calculations, analyzing in 100 large U.S. cities the density of chocolate shops, greeting card shops and florists. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Feb. 2024 Handwriting: Hear handwritten text such as greeting cards (only in some languages). Kurt Knutsson, Cyberguy Report, Fox News, 16 Dec. 2023 The number of greeting cards mailed at the office was 1,109,673 and parcel post articles delivered during the holidays up to and including Dec. 24, numbered 310,000. Eula Calahan,, 25 Dec. 2023 Also account for expenses such as holiday decorations, greeting cards and year-end tips for teachers and building staff. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 20 Nov. 2023 Belinda has a top position in the largest greeting card and holiday décor business in Chicago, and hopes to expand the business through buying Casa de Milagro. Nicole Froio,, 4 Dec. 2023 From dreidels to cookware and greeting cards and festive sweaters, here are our favorite Hanukkah gifts this year. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Make the message pop by adding it to the front of a pink or coral greeting card. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2023 Intelligent image adjustments like automatic cropping and paper skew correction help ensure image quality, while the machine can scan most document types, from standard paper to invoices, greeting cards, business cards, and even passports. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greeting card was in 1898

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“Greeting card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

greeting card

: a decorated card with a message of goodwill that is sent usually on a special occasion

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