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15 of the Best Bible Verses to Write in a Greeting Card

May 05, 2019

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Every year, greeting cards bring in an average of $7.5 million in sales, according to Southern Living. And 9 out 10 households buy an average of 30 individual cards a year.

So how can you use that trend to send a little extra love to someone who might need it? Sometimes, the bible says it better than anyone else can.

Here are 15 of the best bible verses to write in a greeting card.

Best Bible Verses for Grief

Nehemiah 8:10
"Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength."

Romans 8:28
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

Romans 12:12
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

Hebrews 10:32
"Remember those early days after you had received the light, when you endured in great conflict full of suffering.

Proverbs 17:17
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity."

For Stress

Luke 12:25-26
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?
Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?"

2 Timothy 1:7
"For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."

Romans 8:31
"If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know that I have plans for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Colossians 3:2
"Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things."

For Strength

Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden."

Philippians 4:13
"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Proverbs 27:17
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

James 1:2-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart.

Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

Greeting Card Tips and Tricks

Now that you know which bible verse to use, how should you create your card? Paper Wishes recommends that you start with the following supplies:

  • Paper trimmer for achieving precise cuts.
  • Retractable pen knife for achieving smaller cuts or applying tiny decorations, like gems or stickers.
  • 12" ruler for measuring dimensions and using as a straight edge.
  • Adhesives for gluing paper or other materials to your cards.
  • Retractable pick for making holes with easier insertion.
  • Self-healing cutting mat with a grid to protect your work surface.
  • Stylus for scoring your card and making folds.
  • Bone folder for making crisp, clean folds.

Decorating the Card

A handmade card feels a lot more personal than a store-bought one. And in some cases, it might be a lot cheaper. Here's what Cross TV recommends for making your own greeting cards.

  1. Painting. If you're going for a bold card with a thicker surface that will stand out from the rest, opt for acrylic paints. If you're going for a softer, watered-down look, watercolors might be the way to go.
  2. Paper type. If you plan on painting your greeting card, a light white or beige base paper will produce the best results. Otherwise, any color will do if you choose to layer the paper instead of paint it.
  3. Embellishments. Stickers, tape, and spots can add texture and creativity to any card. If you're going to sell the card, make sure the embellishments align with your target customer. If you're giving the card to a friend, make the embellishments match the overall message/theme of the card.
  4. Consistency. The front of the card should visually match the back. Whether you incorporate two or three elements from the front, or you match the front's overall style, the two sides of the card should create a sense of unity.
  5. Don't forget the date. Many people save greeting cards as keepsakes, especially if they're homemade. Adding a date, the occasion, and a few words about your inspiration behind the card will help make it more memorable.

Sending the Card

Now that you've invested so much time and effort into designing the perfect greeting card, you want to make sure it doesn't get lost in the mail.

First, affix the proper postage stamp to the envelope of your card. Most greeting cards fit a 5 x 7 dimension and weigh less than an ounce. However, if you think your card might be an exception, use this handy postage calculator from USPS.

Next, obtain a certified mail label for your card. This label will provide you information about tracking to ensure that your card arrives at its destination.

Finally, drop off your card at the nearest mail or P.O. box, and you're good to go!

Final Words

Greeting cards a great way to show somebody you care, especially if you can't be with them in person. They can apply to almost any occasion, and handmade greeting cards add an extra personal touch.

By including one of the best bible verses in your greeting card, you're sharing words of faith with someone who needs them most during a trying time.

If you're looking for more ways to inspire your everyday life, check out Cross TV's list of inspiring blogs.