How to Write a Perfect Gift Card

by Contributor

How to Write a Perfect Gift Card. Sometimes a heartfelt message can have a greater impact on the recipient than the actual gift. So choose the right words to make the occasion a special one.

Step 1

Select the finest pen you have: Use a rollerball pen instead of a ballpoint pen.

Step 2

Think about buying a nice card from a museum gift shop, or writing your note on elegant blank stationery.

Step 3

Make sure to write the name of the recipient in the salutation.

Step 4

Include a personal message in a card for a close friend or relative. If you choose a preprinted card, add a personal message, no matter how brief.

Step 5

Refer to the occasion, the gift or simply your relationship.

Step 6

Consider including the lines of an appropriate poem, quote or song to give the card a special message.

Step 7

Make sure to include your return address neatly, if the card is for a wedding gift.

Items you will need

  • Greeting Cards
  • Small Gift Cards
  • Tapes Or CDs
  • Ball Game Tickets
  • Concert Tickets
  • Gift Certificates
  • Postcards
  • Rollerball Pens
  • Stationery


  • Think creatively about what might serve as a card: two tickets to a special show, concert or ballgame; a CD wrapped in paper; an envelope and stamp for a stamp collector or traveler; a seed packet for a gardener; or a receipt for a charitable donation for the couple who has everything.