The Art of Sending a Card

The Art of Sending a Card

Sending a card is a sweet and certain way to show someone you care. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be a wordsmith to write heartfelt, memorable sentiments. It can be intimidating to find the words that express how much you appreciate the special people in your life, but here at FreshCut Paper we’ve got the words, cards, and paper pop-up bouquets to help you do just that, no matter the occasion.

Whether you're celebrating a joyous milestone or offering support during a hard time, we’ve got a variety of heartfelt messages that cater to all of life’s occasions. From birthdays and celebrations to sympathy and encouragement, below are ideas on how to write meaningful messages for all of your favorite people.

Greeting Card Messages and Ideas

Birthday Messages and Ideas

Wondering what to write on a birthday card? When you feel like the card already says it all, try some sweet phrases to inspire your well wishes.

  • "Wishing you a day filled with laughter, joy, and all the things you love. Happy Birthday!"
  • "May this year bring you new adventures, unforgettable moments, and all the happiness you deserve."
  • "Another year older, wiser, and more fabulous! Here's to a year filled with incredible memories and achievements."
  • “Today we celebrate your remarkable life, journey, and joy! May all your wishes come true.”
  • “Happy Birthday! I hope today is every bit as fantastic, fun, and bright as you are!”
  • “I hope you know how loved and cherished you are each and every day! Happy birthday!”
  • “One day you’re young, the next day you’re fabulous! Here’s to you! Happy birthday!”
  • “You’ve aged like fine wine. Cheers, birthday girl!”
  • “Happy birthday, best friend! I hope you're able to spend time treating yourself today: Sleep in, eat well, and ignore all the nonsense!”
  • “The world needs more people like you. Happy birthday to a one-of-a-kind friend, and the best person I know.”

Sympathy Messages and Ideas

Expressing sympathy requires a delicate, thoughtful touch. Send some TLC with sentiments of softness, and offer comfort and support with these heartfelt condolences:

  • “I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace in the midst of sorrow."
  • “There are a hundred different ways to feel right now, but alone shouldn’t be one of them. We’re here for you during this difficult time.”
  • “As the world continues to spin and people return to their routines, know that we haven’t forgotten the pain your heart has endured. We’re still here to comfort you as you continue to heal, today and always.”
  • “Animals, though their time on earth may be brief, grant us a lifetime of love.”
  • “I’m so sorry for your loss. Pets are such an important part of our lives. So grateful you and [Pet Name] got to share yours.”
  • “Nothing can prepare you to say goodbye to someone who has always been a part of you. Wishing you gentle healing and grace during this difficult time.”
  • “Grief is a winding path. There will be good days, times of sorrow, and everything in between. Remember to be kind and gentle to yourself, and know that we’re here to support you every step of the way.”
  • “To grieve is to love. I’m so sorry for your loss: my heart is with you and yours. If there is anything you need, I’m here for you.”
  • “Sending you strength, hope, and healing during this unimaginably difficult time.”
  • “Though words can never replace the loss you feel, may your cherished memories bring you solace and comfort."

Just Because Messages and Ideas

It’s always the right time to remind someone you cherish your special connection and shared memories. Taking a moment to share unexpected joy will always brighten someone's day.

  • “Just a note to tell you how much you mean to me.”
  • “You’ve been on my mind and in my heart. I’m so grateful for you!”
  • “In my dream neighborhood, you live right next door. Missing you extra lately!”
  • “Thinking of you and sending lots of love your way, just because.”
  • “Just a little reminder that you are loved and appreciated, every day and not just on special occasions.”
  • "Thinking of you and wishing you peace, happiness, and good health."
  • “Even though we may be far apart, know that you're always on my mind and in my heart!”
  • “Sending you warm thoughts and positive energy to brighten your day.”

Thank You Messages and Ideas

Whether you just received housewarming presents or birthday gifts, or want to thank your future boss for their time after an interview, thank you cards are the best way to show gratitude.

  • “Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift, I will cherish it forever!”
  • “Thank you for your kindness and generosity! I’m touched beyond words.”
  • "Thank you for going above and beyond. Your hard work and commitment shine through in everything you do."
  • “Words cannot express my gratitude, but I want you to know that your help and support mean everything to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
  • “Your thoughtfulness has touched my heart. Thank you so much!”
  • “Thank you for being there when I needed you the most.”
  • “Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me. It was an inspiring conversation and I look forward to collaborating in the future.”

Encouragement Messages and Ideas

Everyone needs a cheerleader every now and then. Acknowledging someone’s struggle and reminding them that you’re here for them is a gesture that’s always appreciated and never forgotten.

  • “Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Don’t give up.”
  • “This totally sucks, but you totally don’t. Hearts take time to heal, so be gentle with yourself and know how loved you are.”
  • “You are more than this moment. I believe in you and I’m here for all of the hard moments.”
  • “I know what you’re going through is hard, but I’m rooting for you every minute of every day.”
  • “Even when you might not feel it, you’ve got the strength to get through.”
  • “The truth is that the glass can be a little empty and also a little full. This darkness will bring light before you know it. In the meantime, I’m here for you.”
  • “I can’t imagine how you feel. But I can listen when you need to talk.”
  • “Take everything one day at a time. And on the harder days, know that I’m just a phone call away”
  • “Never forget that you’re incredibly brave. I’m so proud of you.”
  • “Stay strong and remember how many people care about you, including me. I’m so proud of your grace and tenacity.”
  • “Life is tough, but so are you! Hang in there and remember that you are enough!”

Congratulations Messages and Ideas

From expanding families to new chapters, unions, and all of life’s celebrations, celebrate the big and little wins of life together with a thoughtful note of congratulations.

  • “Congratulations! You deserve every bit of success and happiness that follows!”
  • “It’s your time to shine! There’s no limit to how great you can be. Congratulations on this momentous achievement!”
  • “Congratulations! This is a moment to look back on your accomplishments and forward to all the endless possibilities of success.”
  • "Caps off to you, grad! Your hard work and dedication have paid off, and I couldn't be prouder. Congratulations on your well-deserved success."
  • "Cheers to your career climb! Your success is an inspiration to us all. Congratulations on your promotion!"
  • "Congratulations on your new job! Wishing you success and fulfillment in this new, exciting chapter of your career."
  • "Wishing you a retirement filled with relaxation and the freedom to explore new horizons. Congratulations on reaching this well-deserved milestone."
  • "Congratulations on finding your forever love. May your engagement be the start of something extraordinary."
  • "To the happily ever after you've always dreamed of – congratulations on your wedding! May your love story be filled with joy, laughter, and endless love."
  • "Congratulations on your beautiful, growing family! Wishing your family a lifetime of love and laughter."

Whether you're celebrating life's milestones or offering support during difficult times, a thoughtful note will warm their hearts and always stay with them. Use FreshCut Paper’s ideas as a starting point, and remember to add a personal touch to make your wishes even more meaningful.