greeting card


Definition of 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

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The greeting card industry is expected to bring in more than $800 million. Gene Marks,, "Love you, Mom: Report predicts near-record Mother's Day sales," 26 Apr. 2018 Then the hackers lured men into opening app downloads or word documents, disguised as greeting cards or invites, that flooded their systems with malware, say the people familiar with the investigation. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "How North Korea’s Hackers Became Dangerously Good," 19 Apr. 2018 And then came Christmas, when Tesla sent its customers a greeting card decked out with a tooting unicorn. Rachel Siegel,, "Elon Musk's troubled love of a magical unicorn," 30 June 2018 Target is receiving backlash for a greeting card...offered at their stores. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Target pulls American Greetings 'Baby Daddy' card featuring black couple after outcry," 14 June 2018 The groom’s mother, now retired, owned the Paperdoll Company in Encino, which designed and manufactured paper-cut greeting cards. New York Times, "Lindsay Chura, Matthew Mandelberg," 17 June 2018 Teenage girls, women and even older men are writing to the Parkland school shooter and sending photographs — some suggestive — tucked inside cute greeting cards... Groupies also are joining Facebook communities to talk about how to help the killer. Fox News, "Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz showered with fan mail, donations: report," 29 Mar. 2018 In fact, women will make four out of five greeting card purchases. Southern Living, "You Won't Believe How Much The Greeting Card Industry Is Worth," 9 May 2018 Beyond music, Hamilton has signed a deal with the African-American Expressions to sell a line of greeting cards, calendars and journals. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Anthony Hamilton, Snarky Puppy and More Rock the Playboy Jazz Festival," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of greeting card

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greeting card was in 1898

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English Language Learners Definition of greeting card

: a decorated card with a message of good wishes that is sent or given to someone on a special occasion

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