greeting card

noun

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 youngest children also made New Year’s greeting cards and Sukkot decorations for the seniors. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "Volunteers provide High Holiday deliveries for seniors, people in need," 27 Sep. 2019 Over the last year, according to research from the U.S. Postal Service, 44 million more greeting cards went out than in the previous year, and Millennials are the ones sending the most. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, "I'm Not Sending Christmas Cards This Year," 13 Dec. 2019 Before her death, in 2001, at the age of eighty-six, Jansson produced paintings, novels, children’s books, magazine covers, political cartoons, greeting cards, librettos, and much more. Sheila Heti, The New Yorker, "Inside Tove Jansson’s Private Universe," 30 Mar. 2020 Like so many other holidays here, major corporations began using it to make a few bucks, including Warner Bros., which created greeting cards and T-shirts celebrating Chrismukkah. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "In honor of Galentine’s Day, the definitive ranking of fake holidays from pop culture," 13 Feb. 2020 Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have made their 2019 Christmas greeting card public. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's Christmas Card Has a Photo From Their Trip to Havana," 20 Dec. 2019 Before landing the job at Apple, Kare had dreamed of designing greeting cards for Hallmark. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "The Apple icons you see today have surprisingly ancient roots," 15 Oct. 2019 From goat skin and fertility to 16th century greeting cards, here's a quick spin through several theories on the origins of the holiday dedicated to love, love, love. Francisco Guzman And Brian Ries, CNN, "Valentine's Day's dark and twisted origin story," 14 Feb. 2020 Want to stock up on greeting cards, stationery, and gift wrap before all the Papyrus stores are shuttered? Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Papyrus Will Close All Stores after Filing for Bankruptcy," 27 Jan. 2020

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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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6 May 2020

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“Greeting card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greeting%20card. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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greeting card

noun

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

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