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How to Write the Perfectly Hilarious Message in Your Greetings Card

How to Write the Perfectly Hilarious Message in Your Greetings Card

Greetings cards are like tiny canvases waiting for you to paint them with your quirky sense of humour. Whether it's a birthday, a congratulatory note, or a 'just because' card, adding a touch of humour can make your message memorable and bring a smile to the recipient's face. In this post, we'll explore the art of crafting the perfectly funny message in your greetings card.

The Comedy Basics

1. Know Your Audience

Before you start cracking jokes, consider the recipient's sense of humour. What makes them giggle? What's their favourite comedy style, be it puns, slapstick, or witty one-liners? Tailor your humour to suit their taste.

2. Be Playful, Not Offensive

While humour is subjective, if sending to your elderly mother, it's best to avoid offensive or sensitive topics. Keep it light-hearted, fun, and free from anything that might inadvertently hurt someone's feelings.

Finding Funny in the Everyday

3. Observation is Key

Great humour often comes from keen observations of everyday life. Share amusing anecdotes, quirks, or peculiarities you've noticed about the recipient or the situation. For a safe bet, share a funny memory you shared with the recipient.

4. Puns and Wordplay

Puns and wordplay are your best friends in the world of funny cards. For example, "Aging is tough, but you're 'wine-ing' like a champ!"

The Perfect Setup

5. Begin with a Chuckle

Start your message with a humorous greeting. Make them laugh from the very first line, like "Another year older, but don't worry, you're like fine wine – you get better with age!"

6. Play with Expectations

Turn common phrases or expectations on their head. For a birthday card, you could say, "Aging is mandatory, but growing up is optional."

The Power of One-Liners

7. Short and Sweet

Sometimes, a single witty one-liner can steal the show. For instance, "You're not old; you're just getting closer to vintage!"

8. Embrace Self-Deprecating Humour

If you're close with the recipient, feel free to poke fun at yourself. It lightens the mood and shows you can laugh at your own quirks.

Conclusion with a Giggle

In conclusion, writing a funny message in a greetings card is an art that can spread joy and laughter. It's the best way to let your loved ones know that you not only appreciate them but can also make them laugh. So, grab one of our cards for the perfect set up to your personalised message.


1. Can I use dark humour in a card?

Go for it - as long as you're sure it'll be well-received.

2. How do I know if my joke is appropriate?

If you're unsure, share your card with a friend to get a second opinion. They can tell you if it's funny or potentially offensive.

3. What if I'm not naturally funny?

No worries! Write something nice and let our card design do the talking!

4. Can I use pop culture references in my card?

Absolutely! Pop culture references can add an extra layer of humour, especially if the recipient is a fan. (PS. your Paul Breach message so far have been HILARIOUS)

5. Should I handwrite or print the funny message?

Handwriting adds a personal touch, but if your handwriting isn't legible, feel free to add your personalised message for us to print for only £1.

Now you're all set to be the life of the party with your hilarious greetings cards. Remember, a good laugh can brighten anyone's day, and your funny card might just be the highlight of their special occasion.

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