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

Examples of greeting card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The greeting card tradition faded, and with it yet another marker of the woman who raised me. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, "Mitch Albom: 'Here's a card to say ... ' is what I miss on Mother's Day," 9 May 2021 The milestone will be commemorated with a 6-foot-tall greeting card signing and time capsule event. cleveland, "Cleveland Heights has big plans for 100th anniversary year: Press Run," 16 Apr. 2021 But since its filing, dozens of greeting card vendors have come forward to say the company placed unusually large orders right before bankruptcy and then failed to pay them, leaving them owed thousands of dollars. NBC News, "Paper Source vendors left pleading for payment as executives seek $1 million in bonuses," 13 Apr. 2021 Still, greeting card maker Hallmark went a step further than most companies. Josh Boak, Brian Slodysko, USA TODAY, "Corporate America quickly distances itself from Trump, GOP allies after Capitol riots," 12 Jan. 2021 The most notable effect at the Thrifty White is a spike in greeting card sales. Mary Lynn Smith, Star Tribune, "Vaccine quest leads some Minnesotans to small towns," 19 Mar. 2021 Someone stole a greeting card containing a gift card from a woman’s mailbox March 3. Joan Rusek, cleveland, "Porch pirate pilfers from mailbox: Bainbridge Township Police Blotter," 17 Mar. 2021 The answer appeared one day in the mail, a greeting card from my grandmother in Riga, wishing me happiness and luck in honor of my name day. Linda Kinstler, New York Times, "Celebrate Your Name Day. It’s Like a Birthday, but Better.," 23 Feb. 2021 The Naperville Public Library is inviting people to take a photograph at one of the Dr. Seuss statues at the three library branches for a holiday social media montage and a video greeting card being sent to local adult living communities., "Naperville News Digest: Santa posing for photos at NaperLights display; Wehrli awards $3M grant to Little Friends; cops write nearly 80 tickets during campaign," 7 Dec. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'greeting card.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of greeting card

1898, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about greeting card

Time Traveler for greeting card

Time Traveler

The first known use of greeting card was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for greeting card

Last Updated

13 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Greeting card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for greeting card

greeting card


English Language Learners Definition of greeting card

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

More from Merriam-Webster on greeting card Encyclopedia article about greeting card

Comments on greeting card

What made you want to look up greeting card? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!