If you have a creative streak in you then writing greeting card ideas and/or drawing for them may be a money making idea. This is a multi million dollar business and there are a few companies that are on the lookout for submissions
one of the leading humor card publishers. Fill in the online form and see how it goes, you may need a portfolio first. Prerequisites include having a passion for comedic relief, being exceptionally artistic and not being afraid to at least mildly offend.
They’re looking for writers who can write authentic, emotionally inspired, clever and original greeting card messages. They are also looking for artists if you prefer to do that (or both)
No positions available but may be worth keeping an eye on in case anything becomes available.
ComstockMarKetPlace is an adult humor greeeting card company. They are looking for funny, adult humor cartoons drawings and verses, hot men and women (professional photos) for all their lines.Payment for gaglines is $50.00 per idea. Payment is made AFTER a signed AFFIDAVIT OF ORIGINALITY is Writers receive credit on the back of the card and samples of said card.
Calypso Cards, Inc publishes and distributes several lines of sophisticated, contemporary and innovative greeting cards. They work with a handful of talented freelance artists, illustrators and ghostwriters to provide fresh, original artwork and copy that approach the greeting card from a new angle. Before submitting please take a look at their website to make sure that your work fits with their style.
View the submission guidelines at https://www.viabella.com/links/Submission_Guidelines.pdf . They accept submissions for all holidays and occasions including humor, it can take at least 3-6 weeks from end of submission period for them to complete the review process
They have writes guidelines at http://oatmealstudios.com/html/pages/write-guide.html and artist guidelines at http://oatmealstudios.com/html/pages/art-guide.html . Card ideas need to be written for these occasions: Birthday, Milestone Birthday, Relative Birthday, Belated Birthday, Get Well, Anniversary (from friend to couple), Retirement & Thank You.
The rate for writer copy is $100 per purchased idea.
Blue Mountain Arts is interested in reviewing poetry and writings that would be appropriate for our greeting cards. They pay $300 per poem for the worldwide, exclusive rights to publish it on a greeting card and other products, and $50 per poem for one-time use in a book
Card Gnome is sort of like an online portal for greeting cards. You submit the design and they handle everything else from customization to printing the actual cards, shipping and payments. You receive 10% of the price of a card (10¢ minimum). Receive a payout once you accrue $10 in royalties
They say that you can join their team – The exact words – Are you an artist? Do you have a commitment to excellence and a portfolio full of beautiful designs that are just waiting to be discovered?
Their designs rarely use an image or drawing on the inside of the cards, just words. To get a better sense of the kind of ideas they like, please look through their website. They pay a fee of $100 for any idea they use. Payment is made upon acceptance of an idea.
They do accept writing submissions for greeting cards. Short and clever is what they desire. Something light and catchy, not too serious please. You may email a sample of 3 to 5 sentiments or greetings with or without image concepts to email@example.com. They will respond to those that we find to be appropriate for our various lines.
Just to clear up some confusion I have seen about Hallmark – their website states the following
Hallmark does not accept or purchase unsolicited submissions of ideas, artwork, photography, or writing for our greeting card or Gift Books lines.
So they are not an option but i have seen this mentioned on other make money sites.
I have also omitted some of the print on demand services which I believe may offer a greeting card service, you can still use one of these such as Cafepress, Zazzle to name two if you desire but the payout will be lower unless you can come up with some kickass designs
Make sure you follow the guidelines correctly for what the company are after. If its adult humor then that is what they are looking for.
Try and be unique.
Write as often as possible. The best way to get better at something is simply to practice, practice, practice.
Keep a notepad near you to jot down ideas for rhymes, verses and phrases whenever they spring to mind. You can get inspiration at any moment and in any place.
Become familiar with holidays, cultures and traditions – often countries other than where you live may have many significant days they celebrate. Don’t miss out on these opportunities.