How to make a farewell card

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How to make a farewell card
Making your own farewell card allows you to add personal details. (table card image by Jan Will from

Farewell cards are given to friends or family members who are leaving to pursue opportunities elsewhere. They are very common at graduations and places of business. The cards are also used when families are moving, or when someone is leaving for a long trip. Farewell cards contain a special heartfelt message for the person leaving. Consider making a farewell card from scratch. A homemade card will make the message that much more meaningful.

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Things you need

  • Sturdy paper
  • Scrapbook stickers
  • Scrapbook embellishment
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Paste
  • Ink pen

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  1. 1

    Fold a piece of cardstock, brochure paper or flyer paper in half to mimic a greeting card. Solid colours or prints look beautiful when used with farewell cards. Think animal print, navy blue, mint green or whatever colour you think best suits the person's personality.

  2. 2

    Use the stickers to create a short message on the front of the card. The stickers will stand out better than ink or paint, especially on dark solids or prints. "Wishing you the best" or "What a Wonderful Person You Are" are good messages to place on the front of the card.

  3. 3

    Add a scrapbook embellishment to the front of the card. Appropriate embellishments are flowers, jewels, ribbons or something that fits the person's personality. Monogrammed embellishments can be a nice touch as well.

  4. 4

    Type the message that goes inside the card. Print the message, do some trimming, then paste it to the inside of the card. Typing a message is better because it leaves more room to include all the things you wish to say. Printing on light-coloured paper is recommended. Use a font that is fun but legible. The message should reflect how special the person is and how much she will be missed.

  5. 5

    Have all those eligible sign the farewell card. This may include co-workers, family members, friends, club members, etc. Sign with glitter pens to add sparkle to the card.

Tips and warnings

  • Use scalloped-edge scissors when you trim around the inside message to create a pretty border.

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