Add Your Own Fun Drawings to your Greeting Card Writing

For a touch of personalization and fun to writing Greeting Cards, how about adding some fun drawing or sketches. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Start by thinking about the overall style and theme you’d like for your cartoon drawings. Since cartoons thrive on simplicity, focus on clear lines and bold shapes instead of intricate details. Match the style of your drawing to the occasion—a birthday might call for playful and silly drawings, while a holiday greeting could be a touch more elegant. Cartoons have an inherently lighthearted nature, so don’t be afraid to inject your sense of humor into your designs!

When it comes to drawing, remember that most cartoons are built from basic shapes like circles, squares, and triangles. Exaggerate your character’s features for extra personality— think big, expressive eyes, wide smiles, and playful proportions. Before adding your drawing to the card, do a couple of practice sketches to get the hang of your design.

Think carefully about how you’ll incorporate your cartoon into the greeting card itself. Where will it look best? Front and center, tucked into a corner, or perhaps as a decorative border? Use bright colors that pop to make your drawings stand out. You can use colored pencils, markers, or even try your hand at watercolors. Let your drawing and the written message of your card work together; a cute drawing can perfectly underscore a heartfelt sentiment.

Need some specific inspiration? Cute animals are always a winner for greeting cards – cats, dogs, silly birds, or even imaginary creatures. You can also give personality to everyday objects – a smiling cup of coffee, a cupcake with expressive eyes, or a flower bursting with character. If the greeting card is for someone you’re close with, a cartoon referencing an inside joke or a shared memory can make it extra special.

The most important thing is to have fun! Look for inspiration in greeting cards you find in stores, browse online, or explore simple drawings in children’s books. Don’t be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you – that’s the joy of adding a personal touch.