What is an Anniversary Card?
An anniversary card is a greeting card containing well-wishes to a person, a couple, or an organization celebrating an anniversary.
Sending out greeting cards can be traced back to history when the Ancient Chinese exchanged messages on New Year, and when the Egyptians sent out greeting through papyrus scrolls. The course of history has shaped the way people send out greeting cards on anniversaries, birthdays, and other special celebrations.
How to Make an Anniversary Card?
Anniversaries are celebrated on a yearly basis. If you send such cards to your family and friends every year, the process and design might get repetitive. If you are planning to send out unique and creative anniversary cards this time. Why don’t you step it up and explore other anniversary card ideas, designs, and sayings or messages? If you don’t know where to start, read through the steps we added below for making a beautiful and unique card.
1. Identify the Celebrants
To whom will you send the anniversary card? You have to identify the recipients of the card and the nature of their anniversary celebration. The anniversary could either be a personal anniversary or a corporate anniversary celebration. It’s better that you know the occasion so that you’ll know what kind of designs to use. Make sure that you know when and where to send the modern card.
2. Choose the Most Fitting Design
Romantic anniversary cards or romantic vouchers need to have elegant and beautiful designs that portray the love of the couple. These kinds of anniversary cards are perfect to send a husband and wife or any couple who will celebrate the years of their togetherness. On the other hand, corporate anniversary cards need to be designed creatively and professionally. In a business setting, you may use a more modern or minimal layout. Whatever the anniversary celebration is about, it's a vital requirement to carefully choose and use the most fitting color schemes, fonts, and layouts. On another note, choose a card size for the project.
3. Write the Message
When you send an anniversary card, the words and messages you write can add so much to the joy of the occasion. The message doesn't have to be lengthy, you can add simple greetings, offer congratulatory notes, words of encouragement, or reminisce memories. You can also write about how thankful you are in the presence of such people. Your sweet and inspirational message can be beautified through typography and brilliant use of fonts and spacing. Always remember to not overcrowd the card layout to achieve a clutter-free design.
4. Proceed to Printing
Complete the task by printing out your anniversary card. For a more promising result, go to a print shop and print the creative card with high-quality and thick card stock. The kind of paper and printing material you'll use will have an impact on the finished product, so choose wisely.
5. Place the Card in an Envelope
The envelope that you'll use should be as aesthetically pleasing as your anniversary card design. According to the US Postal Services, every mailed card should have the following: return address, extra services, postage, recipient name, address, and zip codes.