Some Common Greeting Card & Gift Categories

Here is a list I put together of some common Greeting Card Categories for general reference when you are trying to design a line.

 

Everyday Counter Cards

Birthday

  • General (gender neutral)
  • Love
  • Friend
  • Age Birthday (13,16,18,21,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100)
  • Juvenile (1-6yrs old)
  • Quote Driven
  • Humor
  • Feminine
  • Masculine
  • Relative Birthday (Mom, Dad, Daughter, Son, Sister, Brother, Grand Partents)

Blank

  • Friendship
  • Thank You
  • Feminine
  • Masculin

Anniversary

  • General
  • Spouse

Wedding

New Baby

  • Gender Neutral
  • Girl
  • Boy
  • Twins

Friendship/Cheer

  • Gender Neutral
  • Feminine (girlfriend)
  • Masculine

Get Well

  • Gender Neutral
  • Feminine
  • Masculine

Retirement

  • Gender Neutral
  • Feminine
  • Masculine

Sympathy

  • General
  • Religious
  • Gender Neutral
  • Feminine
  • Masculine

Gift Wrap, Trim & Bags

Gift Bags

  • Specialty Bags
  • Size: Jumbo, Large, Medium, Small, Bottle Bag

Roll Wrap

  • Specialty Wrap
  • Standard Wrap
  • Bulk Wrap

Ribbon

Toppers & Bows

Enclosures

Tissues

Boxes

Boxed & Packaged Cards

Museum Box

Keepsake

Folio

Note

Ultra Box Note

Stationery Sets

Juvenile Boxed

Note Cube

Shopping List

Invitations

Thank You Notes

 

Social Occasions

Candles

Napkins & Napkin Rings

Place Cards

Menu Cards

Treat Bags

Party Favors

Table Runners

Coasters

Table Cloth

Social Books

Journals

Photo Albums

Address Books

Calendar

Brag Book

Birthday Book

 

Gifts

Frames

Photo Clips

Decorative Boxes

Scented Candles

Masculine Gifts

Pens

Book Marks

Magnets

Finger Puppets

Home Décor & Wall Hangings

Jewelry

Bath & Body

Toys & Plush

 

YOW!!

The YOW Experiment

It’s a group of University of the Arts Illustration graduates banning together over Facebook to institute a deadline for those interested in creating self promotional or personal piece.

Here is my first submission:

lawn_chairs

“Group Therapy”

Everyday, when I get off the train on my way home I look down and see two or three random chairs out in a field by some train tracks. I think the local cab drives hang out there when they don’t have a fair or are on a break. I’ve been thinking about doing an illo of this scene for a while and YOW was a great excuse to actually do it!

Check out a few of my fellow YOW members:

Den Cob

Dave Delaney

Kate Garchinsky

Christina Hess

Dominick Saponaro