Finding the Right Words: Perfect Phrases to Personalize Your Greeting Cards

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Showing someone you care begins with
Finding
the
Right Words
Here you'll find:
• More than three ...

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Overview

Showing someone you care begins with
Finding
the
Right Words
Here you'll find:
• More than three dozen ways to say "Happy Birthday"
• Welcoming words for new family members...even pets
• Thoughtful condolences for personalizing sympathy cards
• Congratulatory wishes for weddings and anniversaries
• Helpful hints to simplify card-sending
• A monthly calendar for birthdays and anniversaries
...and more, in this book of indispensable phrases for all occasions. You'll never be at a loss for words again!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743477192
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 227,572
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Beverly Daniel is the author of FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS, FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS, and many more. She lives in Cheektowaga, NY.

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Introduction

Throughout the fifteen years that I was in the card and gift shop business, my customers often asked me to help them find the right words to say what they felt, whether they were wishes for a happy birthday, congratulations on the birth of a child, or condolences on the death of a loved one.

No matter how beautiful a greeting card and its verse, nothing means more than the handwritten note added inside the card. It is the most important and meaningful part of the card.

But from time to time, we all have difficulty coming up with the appropriate phrase. How many times have we struggled to find the right words, especially for a sympathy or get-well card? Sometimes our mind draws a blank.

Finding the Right Words is the answer to this problem: it's a quick and easy-to-use reference guide designed to jump-start you in the writing process by providing lists of phrases, words, and sentiments for most occasions.

You will also find useful information for card mailing."Helpful Hints" gives you tips on how to be more organized and efficient in your card giving, so you never have to send a belated card again. There are also monthly lists for birthdays and anniversaries, state abbreviations, and pages for your holiday card lists.

There are so many uses for Finding the Right Words! Besides helping you with preprinted cards and blank notes, some of the phrases also make perfect "toasts" for special occasions such as weddings, retirements, etc. This book itself makes an excellent gift to include in a gift basket, or a great stocking stuffer at Christmastime.

And don't feel locked into using the phrases as they are: change them around to suit the occasion or the person to whom you are writing; feel free to be creative with them! And if you don't find what you need in one section, check the other sections, as some phrases are interchangeable. Or combine phrases to fit the occasion.

Greeting cards are a permanent and meaningful method of communication. Emails and phone calls are wonderful, but they're gone as soon as you hit the send button, or hang up the receiver. After an occasion has passed, we often hang onto the memories, the photos, and the greeting cards. This book is my gift to you, to help you create personal messages on cards that loved ones will hold onto as keepsakes forever.

Copyright © 2003 by J. Beverly Daniel

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Occasions

Birthday

Wedding Anniversary

Anniversary to Spouse

Wedding and Engagement

New Baby

Thank You

Get Well

Friendship

Congratulations

Graduation

Bon Voyage

Retirement

Sympathy

Sympathy II: Condolence Thank-You

New Home

Thinking of You

Apology

Divorce

Pets

Relatives

Step-Relatives

General

Mother's Day

Father's Day

Valentine's Day

Easter

Passover

Hanukkah

Kwanzaa

Christmas

Helpful Hints to Simplify Card Sending

Monthly Calendar for Names, Birthdays, and Anniversaries

State Abbreviations

Holiday Card Recipients

Christmas

Hanukkah

Kwanzaa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2003

    Great teacher's gift!!

    After seeing the auhor on T.V., I purchased the book to help with holiday cards. After thumbing through it I thought it would be an excellant gift for my daughter's teacher. I put the book, blank note cards and a nice pen all in a basket. My daughter can hardly wait to give it to her. A great time saver for the busy mom!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2003

    The book fills a need.

    This book makes writing a card or note easy. It's just packed with ideas and phrases. I now have two...one at home and one at the office.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2009

    Good when you don't know what to say

    I purchased this for my mother and she uses it often. Other copies have been purchased for additional family members as well. It seems to be quite useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    Nice Collection of Phrases, But...

    This (very) little book contains ideas for personalizing cards for 30 occasions. The categories run the gamut from frequent occasions such as birthdays or thank you notes, to the rarer events like retirements and new homes. Each occasion has a page or two of short sentences to help you express your sentiments. This book will not really help you write longer notes, or letters; but it is perfect for adding something personal to a ready-made greeting card. The last 40 or so pages are devoted to space for you to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa card lists. Without those pages, this would be more of a pamphlet than a book. I would have preferred more content instead of space for lists that I keep on my computer. I like the idea of customizing greeting cards, and I'm sure I'll use the phrases in this book to jump-start my notes. However, if I had leafed through it in a store, I'm not sure I would have bought it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2004

    I found the right words!

    I absolutely love this book. I have only had it for about 6 months and it's already dog-eared from usage and sticky file tabs I bought make it easy to reference my favorite sayings.

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