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What are the standard greeting card sizes?

Jun 18th 2019

What are the standard greeting card sizes?

Despite what you may think, not all greeting cards are created equal! Greeting card sizes can vary significantly depending on where you're purchasing them and what you're using them for. At Cards For Causes, it's our top priority to make sure your greeting cards look exactly how you want them to. Take a look at our guide to greeting card sizes and order cards with confidence!

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Standard Greeting Card Sizes

  • A7 card - Dimensions: 5" x 7" - The Golden Ratio - matches an A7 envelope
  • A6 card - Dimensions: 4.5" x 5.75" - matches an A6 envelope
  • A9 card - Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5" - Called Half Folds - matches an A9 envelope
  • A1 card - Dimensions: 3.5" x 5" - Mostly used for Thank You cards - matches an A1 envelope

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The Best Holiday Cards

At Card for Causes, we have cards for every occasion. During the holiday season, you want to spread some cheer with the people you love. The following 10 custom holiday cards are perfect for showing friends, family and others that you care about them:

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  • Blue Border Photo - Matte Finish Christmas Card: For a simple but bold border around your photo, consider this custom card. It features a blue border with a white line accent. Plus, it says “Happy Holidays” at the bottom of the card.

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  • Gift Wrap Photos - Matte Finish Christmas Card: The holiday season is a time for giving gifts. So, try this card with a gift-wrapping design. It features spaces for three custom photos separated by a ribbon design. Plus, there is a “gift tag” with space for your custom message.

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  • Merry Christmas Photo - Matte Finish Christmas Card: This is another great but simple design. It can fit a horizontal custom photo surrounded by a black and red border. At the bottom of the card are the words “Merry Christmas” in white with red accents.

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  • Three Photos - Matte Finish Christmas Card: For a portrait-oriented, multi-photo design, this is a good option. There is space for a large photo at the top and two smaller photos below. Between the two levels is a greeting with a red and white snowflake pattern.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy greeting cards online?

Yes, particularly if you’re buying bulk cards, and you can even order personalized cards in bulk too!

Where can I order Christmas cards online?

Cards for Causes has a wide variety of holiday cards for you to choose from. And don’t forget, 20% of your purchase goes to a charity of your choice!

What do you write in a short and sweet Christmas card?

"Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” Keep it festive and joyous!

How do you address inside a greeting card?

If you’re close use their first name, nicknames, whatever you call the recipient in life. More formal cards should use “Mr” or “Ms” or professional titles such as “Dr”.

How do you sign off a card?

How close are you? Is “Love” too much? Maybe “Your Friend” or “Yours”? “Blessings”, “Peace, Love, Joy” can say it all. Or give one final “Merry Christmas!”

How much does a greeting card weigh?

Generally 1 oz., though because of their size many cards will fall under the 2 oz. postal rate.

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