Greeting Cards

Why do the British, and the Americians, love to send them?

birthday cards
Christmas Cards
anniversary cards
new job cards
promotion cards
retirement cards
Easter Cards
new baby cards
get well soon cards
death cards (to pass away = to die)
When people die, personal loss – You could write:
I’m sorry for your loss.
My condolences.
Our hearfelt condolences.
With deepest sympathy.
thinking of you at this sad time.
Our prayers/thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
I was sorry/saddened to hear that _________ passed away.

birthday cards – You could write:
happy birthday
Congratulations ON your birthday
Many happy returns
Many, many more wonderful birthdays in the future
Happy 25th (birthday) Live life well!
Roses are red, violets are blue, This poem is old and so are you!
Violets are blue, roses are read, congratulations on not being dead. Happy birthday!

corny = cursi

Christmas Cards – You could write:
Merry Christmas.
Seasons greetings.
Have a great holiday.
Have a wonderful festive season.
Have a great/happy/wonderful New Year!
I wish you a very merry Christmas, and all the best for the coming New Year.
Everything you wish for yourself and your family in the New Year.
Christmas comes but once a year, and when it does it brings good cheer (more beer!)

Anniversary cards – You could write:
Happy anniversary
30 years and still going strong! May there be many more.
Many more happy years together.

Valentine Day cards – You could write:
I love you. You are my dreamboat.
Roses are red, violets are blue, you don’t know me, but I love you.
Violets are blue, roses are red, I’d love to get you into bed!

killjoy = aguafiestas

New job cards – You could write:
Good luck in your new job.
Congratulations ON your new position/post/job.
“With great power comes great responsibility” – Spiderman

Promotion cards – You could write:
Congratulations on your retirement

Retirement cards – You could write:
All the best for your retirement.

Easter Cards – You could write:
Happy Easter!

New baby cards – You could write:
Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy/girl.

Get well soon cards – You could write:
Get well soon!
I wish you a speedy recovery.
Get over your illness soon.

Christening (bautismo)
Congratulations on the christening of your baby boy/girl.

A Wedding Invitation:
We would be delighted to enjoy your company at our wedding on ________

RSVP = répondez, s’il vous plaît (please reply)

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