How to Sign a Greeting Card

    by Alicia Bodine

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    Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.


    Greeting cards reach out across a few or many miles to connect people with important messages. The cards can express thanks, give birthday wishes, offer congratulations and extend sympathies. You have several different options for signing a greeting card. The signature style depends on the style and type of greeting of the card. Regardless of which greeting you send, use a handwritten signature for the most personal impact.

    Sign a religious greeting card with "God bless," "Love in Christ" or "God be with you." This shares with the recipient that you are hoping and praying for God to bestow blessings on her.

    Write "Our deepest sympathies," "With heartfelt condolences" or "So sorry for your loss" on a sympathy greeting card.

    Sign a birthday card by writing "Best wishes for a great birthday," "Warmest wishes on your birthday" or just a plain "Happy birthday" to convey that you have not forgotten your friend or loved one on his birthday. Keep the greeting informal and lighthearted.

    Add a greeting to a any graduation card, even when the main purpose of the card is to give cash. Sign a graduation card with "Congratulations," "Keep up the good work" or "Way to go."

    Sign thank you cards with "Many thanks," "Much appreciated" or "Eternally grateful." These greetings let the giver know that you were touched by the gift or thought you received.

    Sign a business greeting card in a short and concise style. You could use "Sincerely," "Respectfully" or "Best regards." Avoid adding personal sentiments or using the word "love" in business greeting cards.

    Create a greeting for your special someone on your anniversary or on Valentine's Day. Some greetings you could use are "Love always," "Yours truly" or "Yours eternally."

    Hold the greeting card in front of you and sign your name at the bottom to the right of the fold. To add a long message, write it to the left of the fold, but don't sign your name to the left of the fold. After signing the card, insert it in to the envelope by inserting the open side of the card down into the envelope first so the front of the card faces the front of the envelope as you insert it. Seal the envelope and address it.

    • It's almost always appropriate to sign a family member's card with a simple "Love" greeting.
    • Another simple closing acknowledges your relationship with the recipient. Examples include, "Your sister," "Your friend" or "Your loving daughter."
    • Don't add jokes to the greeting card if the recipient is a serious individual. You could offend her if she misunderstands your joke.

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