Ideas for Easter Greeting Cards

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Ideas for Easter Greeting Cards
Refer to common Easter activities, such as decorating eggs. (Easter-cocks and Easter-eggs image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

All over the world, people celebrate the Easter holiday with games, candy, elaborate meals, family gatherings and religious worship. They often take advantage of the occasion to send greeting cards to their children, relative, and friends. Whether you are a professional greeting-card designer or if you just want to make your own Easter cards to mail to friends and loved ones, find design inspiration in the icons and traditions of Easter.

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Funny Bunny

Since Easter celebrations tend to focus--as celebrations do--on having fun, make a silly, upbeat greeting card starring the Easter bunny. Adorn the front of the card with a drawing of a fuzzy young rabbit crouched in the grass next to an enormous basket filled with candy and dyed eggs, regarding the camera with a quizzical expression. On a strip of white below the image, include the text, "Let me get this straight." The inside of the card should continue, "You want me to drag this thing around and give everybody candy? Who do I look like, Santa Claus?" Below that, write, "Hoppy Easter!"

Ideas for Easter Greeting Cards
Real bunnies are arguably cuter than cartoon ones. (Easter bunny. image by B.Stefanov from Fotolia.com)

Egg Theme

Create a thoughtful Easter card centred on the theme of birth and new beginnings, using the egg as an appropriate symbol--both for its literal associations (baby chickens) and its cultural ones. On the front of the card, centre a drawing or edited photo showing an elaborately decorated Easter egg with a crack in the top. Inside the card, insert the text, "What's hatching in your life? Happy Easter!" That kind of base text invites the person sending the card to write a personal message to the recipient about the changes, growth and challenges happening in her life.

Ideas for Easter Greeting Cards
Elaborately decorated eggs are whimsical yet beautiful. (Easter egg in nest image by Photosani from Fotolia.com)

Religious Theme

Honour the religious roots of Easter with a faith-focused, reflective yet joyful greeting card. On the front of the card, place an image of beauty from the natural world, such as a photograph of budding oak tree limbs forming a lacelike pattern against a cobalt sky. Look for an image that subtly references the themes of rebirth and new life. Superimpose a relevant verse from the Bible on the image, such as John 10:17: "For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again" or this evocative fragment from John 11:25: "I am the resurrection and the life." The inside text should say something uplifting and religious, such as, "Wishing you a joyous, Christ-filled Easter."

Ideas for Easter Greeting Cards
Easter is a Christian holiday, though pop culture has somewhat secularised it. (Jesus statue image by Rich Johnson from Fotolia.com)

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