- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (October 7, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0743477197
- ISBN-13: 978-0743477192
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 5.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 75 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding the Right Words: Perfect Phrases to Personalize Your Greeting Cards
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About the Author
J. Beverly Daniel is the author of FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS, FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS FOR LIFE'S CELEBRATIONS, and many more. She lives in Cheektowaga, NY.
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Throughout the fifteen years that I was in the card and gift shop business, my customers often asked me to help them find the right words to say what they felt, whether they were wishes for a happy birthday, congratulations on the birth of a child, or condolences on the death of a loved one.
No matter how beautiful a greeting card and its verse, nothing means more than the handwritten note added inside the card. It is the most important and meaningful part of the card.
But from time to time, we all have difficulty coming up with the appropriate phrase. How many times have we struggled to find the right words, especially for a sympathy or get-well card? Sometimes our mind draws a blank.
Finding the Right Words is the answer to this problem: it's a quick and easy-to-use reference guide designed to jump-start you in the writing process by providing lists of phrases, words, and sentiments for most occasions.
You will also find useful information for card mailing."Helpful Hints" gives you tips on how to be more organized and efficient in your card giving, so you never have to send a belated card again. There are also monthly lists for birthdays and anniversaries, state abbreviations, and pages for your holiday card lists.
There are so many uses for Finding the Right Words! Besides helping you with preprinted cards and blank notes, some of the phrases also make perfect "toasts" for special occasions such as weddings, retirements, etc. This book itself makes an excellent gift to include in a gift basket, or a great stocking stuffer at Christmastime.
And don't feel locked into using the phrases as they are: change them around to suit the occasion or the person to whom you are writing; feel free to be creative with them! And if you don't find what you need in one section, check the other sections, as some phrases are interchangeable. Or combine phrases to fit the occasion.
Greeting cards are a permanent and meaningful method of communication. Emails and phone calls are wonderful, but they're gone as soon as you hit the send button, or hang up the receiver. After an occasion has passed, we often hang onto the memories, the photos, and the greeting cards. This book is my gift to you, to help you create personal messages on cards that loved ones will hold onto as keepsakes forever.
Copyright © 2003 by J. Beverly Daniel
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This book will not really help you write longer notes, or letters; but it is perfect for adding something personal to a ready-made greeting card. The last 40 or so pages are devoted to space for you to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa card lists. Without those pages, this would be more of a pamphlet than a book. I would have preferred more content instead of space for lists that I keep on my computer.
I like the idea of customizing greeting cards, and I'm sure I'll use the phrases in this book to jump-start my notes. However, if I had leafed through it in a store, I'm not sure I would have bought it.
I was looking for the quick and easy out book just categorized right words in short but to the point by having the index and then just a four or five line text for the required occasion.
I had ordered a couple of books and will use them for presents when appropriate.
Thank you for FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS but since I am always in a hurry I would not have time to read so much before getting out my appropriate words.
This book with it's many phrases is a big help to me in sending the right words for the cards sent to the shut- in in my church circle , but also to friends on their special days