How to Write a Perfect Gift Card

by Contributor ; Updated September 29, 2017

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


  • 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.

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