Do your creative writing ideas include writing for greeting card companies? Writing verses for cards is fun and there are some great freelance writing opportunities as well.
As promised, here is a list of some of the more popular companies that hire freelance writers.
It is always a good idea to check out their websites and see what they are looking for. You want to read all directions and follow them to the letter. Also, get familiar with their submission guidelines.
Some companies accept online submissions, but many require you submit your work via snail mail.
Also, always be sure to proof your work so it looks it's best!
Blue Mountain Arts - (SPS Studios) We are looking for highly original and creative submissions on love, friendship, family, philosophies, and any other topic that one person might want to share with another. Please note that we do not accept rhyming poetry.
Kate Harper Designs - We look for "quotations" that are humorous, and "talk straight" about modern day life. We like edgy humor. Don't be shy, be direct. Tell us about the weirdness of everyday life. What do you say to your friends? Or what do you wish you could say to the world?
Design Design, Inc. - is always looking for the most creative, innovative, “hip”, and quality minded product development and greeting card designs to publish!
Avanti Press - is best known for its one-of-a-kind, award-winning greeting cards. Since 1980 the company has continuously expanded its collection of cards by providing fun, high-impact photography with friendly, humorous sentiments for all sending occasions.
P.S. Greetings, Inc. - We manufacture Everyday greeting cards (including all major holidays) and have a very extensive Christmas program. Our line includes primarily traditional design work, with some new release or "alternative" designs.
Freedom Greetings - We will consider all material, however, our current needs include contemporary humor for the Cheers line and contemporary, sophisticated messages for Cappuccino and DeCaf lines.
Leanin’ Tree - Visit our website, look and learn. Most of our cards have one to eight lines of copy, some rhymed, some not. Please note the variety in tone and language from one group to another. For example, our Native American line has a different feel than our Western humor. Our Enchanted Universe has different themes than CowPie. Show us that you have done your homework and familiarized yourself with what we actually use.
Oatmeal Studios - looking for...humorous greeting card and notepad ideas that appeal to a range of ages & interests.
Ephemera, Inc. - Ephemera has been producing novelty buttons, magnets, and stickers. You'll find our products in many cutting edge card & gift shops, bookstores, music stores, gay & left wing shops, porno stores, museum stores, etc. We're looking for satirical slogans about pop culture, politics & The President, job attitudes, women's & men's issues, coffee, booze, pot, drugs, religion, food, aging, teens, gays & lesbians, sexual come-ons & put-downs. But please don't limit yourself to these topics, surprise us!
Marian Heath Greeting Cards - Be Distinctive.Marian Heath creates turnkey category solutions for any size store in any type of market. We are focused on providing a differentiated category solution to help you compete. We are helping retailers throughout the U.S. achieve superior results by being a committed partner who will be there to provide great product, full service, and broad category expertise.
Please take the time to research the websites and learn about the kinds of cards they offer before you begin working on any project. Don't bother submitting work they have no interest in publishing, your work should be what they are looking for. So, again, take the time to prepare for success.
Visit each of the greeting card companies websites yourself, if they have one, and read the information about each company and what they are looking for at the time.
Writing for greeting card companies is a one of those writing careers that is flexible, fun, and allows you to tap into your creative side. So, take a look at writerincome.com's writing for money. There are ideas on several ways you can get paid to write.
You can do this! Good Luck!