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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Hallmark Gold Crown wants to reinvigorate the tradition of sending greeting cards with its Just Because collection. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "16 free and cheap things to do around Denver in July," 1 July 2019 As a point of comparison, Americans spend somewhere around $8 billion a year on greeting cards, according to that industry’s trade group. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Democrats’ Cash Tsunami," 8 Nov. 2018 First, there are companies like Urban Outfitters, which sold a seemingly transphobic greeting card in 2012. Melina Kritikopoulos, The Mercury News, "Supporting LGBTQ causes must go beyond rainbow displays," 21 June 2019 But truncating the speech to a few minutes can be as brutal as seeing a literary masterpiece reduced to a few lines on an inspirational greeting card. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, "On the Oratory Trail in Iowa," 11 June 2019 The most popular gift purchases this year include greeting cards, special outings and clothing. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Survey: This is the most requested Father’s Day gift this year," 10 June 2019 There will be unique gifts, greeting cards, spiritual books, CDs and more., "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 5 June 2019 After stealing a seat and ordering a sandwich (nearly impossible to pick a favorite) or grabbing a cheddar biscuit and coffee to-go, check out their an amazing selection of cookbooks, letterpress greeting cards, and local North Carolina goods. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "Visiting Durham, N.C.? Here's Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink," 8 Feb. 2019 Other costs include decorations ($1.9 billion) and greeting cards ($330 million). Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Americans Will Spend $6.9 Billion on Halloween This Year," 25 Sep. 2015

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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

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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