Saturday, December 15th

Last Minute? Don’t Panic!

Everyone has good intentions when it comes to the holidays. We make our lists, check them twice, organize and prioritize, and sure enough, despite our care, we sometimes forget to buy Christmas cards the special people in our lives. A coach, teacher, hairdresser, personal trainer, nail technician, babysitter, pet groomer, house cleaner … even the postman deserves some seasonal cheer.

Or perhaps your hectic holiday plans have left you frazzled and you haven’t had time to fight the crowds at the stores to pick through the limited selection of Christmas cards left on the shelves?

Need customizable Christmas cards in a hurry, even personalized Photo Cards? Last minute holiday party invitations?  No problem. We’ve got you covered with real paper greeting cards in many unique designs.

Our partnership with Target means you can order cards on-line, customize with your own message, and pick up your order – usually in 1 hour or less – at most Target stores nationwide.

Now you can relax a little. Catch your breath. Have a cup of hot cocoa and don’t forget the extra marshmallows.  Celebrate the successful conclusion of another holiday season … and we’ll see you next year.

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“I ordered several of these cards because I could personalize the front for each recipient. I’m delighted to send them and I’m sure the recipients will be delighted to receive a personalized card.” – Diane, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 22nd

Happy Holidays!

The Greeting Card Universe family
would like to wish
all of our customers, partners,
and our artist community,
a wonderful, magical holiday season
celebrating with friends and family,
and a happy New Year!

Friday, December 16th

“Bah, humbug!”

Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol, contains one of literature’s most recognized characters, a man whose name is synonymous with miserly curmudgeons everywhere:  Ebenezer Scrooge. His catchphrase, “Bah, humbug!” used to declare Christmas a fraud in the novel, has lent itself to a very modern invented holiday… Humbug Day.

Invented by, Humbug Day “Allows everyone preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations.”

For many people, Christmas is a very stressful time of year. Buying presents (and not forgetting the wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and tape), making presents, preparing for holiday parties and dinners, family gatherings, special events, more work piled on top of more work, last minute shopping… it’s no wonder folks feel the need to let of a little steam!

Greeting Card Universe can take one worry off your shoulders – we offer fast, easy Internet ordering of all your holiday cards including Christmas photo cards, h, Kwaanza, and lots more. And don’t forget Chinese New Year – our selection of unique, custom cards will carry your wishes for peace, prosperity, and good health to all your family and friends!

What Are People Saying About Greeting Card Universe?
“I have difficulty finding nice Chanukah cards and other Jewish themed holiday cards even in card stores, and Greeting Card Universe always has a beautiful assortment.” Mona, December 14, 2011

Friday, December 9th

The “Real” Rudolph

We see it every year around the holiday season – someone forwards an email or makes a post on Facebook about how “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was created by a father hoping to comfort his daughter while his wife was dying of cancer. It’s a beautiful, sad story… but unfortunately, it’s just a story, albeit it with grains of truth. Rudolph may be an extraordinary reindeer, but he’s got a  somewhat more ordinary origin.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,
Had a very shiny nose,
And if you ever saw it,
You would even say it glows.”
—Johnny Marks

In 1939, one of the Montgomery Ward Company’s copywriters, Robert May, was assigned to create a Christmas character for a booklet to be given away to customers in a promotion. May had a knack for children’s stories, and eventually came up with a version of  the familiar tale of Rudolph, a reindeer ostracized because of his glowing red nose.

For the whole story on the true origin of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and to learn what happened to Robert May, check out this page on

Reindeer are a popular part of the holiday season, drawing Santa’s sleigh as he delivers toys to all the good boys and girls of the world. At Greeting Card Universe, we have lots of fun, custom holiday cards featuring reindeer that will bring lots of color, light, and good humor to your friends and family!

What Are People Saying About Greeting Card Universe?
“I purchased three cards for someone who just received their PhD…impossible to find anywhere else. There was a large assortment to choose from and I was extremely pleased at the quality when they arrived.” – Evelyn, December 7, 2011

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