has hereby been designated as HUG A GREETING CARD WRITER DAY. Greeting
card writers provide the words that we send at all life’s most basic,
personal moments. Whether everyday occasions or seasonals , we are the
folks who furnish the sentiments that most people are unwilling—or unable—to
say for themselves to someone dear. Greeting card writers are generally
anonymous—and often under-appreciated, yet our words are present in every
nook and cranny of America. As such, the least we deserve is a
once-a-year-hug! Click on the "September 18 DAY" to your left to find
out more about this exciting day and the events we're sponsoring surrounding
WELCOME to the only website exclusively devoted to the absolutely
fantastic, creative world of Greeting Card Writing!
to get the most recent scoop on Sandra's long-awaited next edition of her
best-selling book on greeting card writing. And thanks to everyone
who has emailed!)
February 5, 2009—The FAMOUS Tipsheet)™
most-requested document (after her book on greeting card writing) and has
now been revised, streamlined and ready to view. First introduced on the
Writers Write™ Message Board, the FAMOUS Tipsheet™ is an easy way to
gather greeting card know-how and writing advice. We even include a
selected list of publishers to get you in gear and motoring toward your
goals, as well as an abbreviated section on where to find smaller and
mid-size card companies.
January 12, 2009. FAQtual Info Just For You!)
We’ve had a name
change from “Just The FAQS” to “FAQtual Info Just For You.” There’s no
change, however, in the down-to-earth practical answers given to questions
Sandra’s received from countless readers. Here is the newest sampling to
keep you up-to-date on the ins and outs of greeting card writing.
April 14, 2009 Word For Word
Two note cards
arrive months apart. One comes from Atlanta, anonymously written. The
other is from Louisiana, printed in pencil. One brings tears to my eyes;
the other brings a smile to my face. Catch a glimpse into the world of a
greeting card writer’s correspondence by reading this month’s Word For Word.
January 23, 2009) Under The White Hot Spot!
Nurses Day can be
traced back to 1953, but even before that could be found congratulatory
cards specifically aimed at graduating nurses. We located such a card in an
antique store. The quaint artwork and verse harken back to what some term “a
simpler time.” Click above to see an early salute to our nation’s healers
in our ever-popular, Under The White Hot Spot.
We'd like to share some of the headlines and bylines Sandra's had through
the years, both present and past. This current update includes two
headlines...the first from a "phone book quiz" published in an Island
newspaper and the second from an interview Sandra gave to a major in-flight
magazine. Amassing this info will take some time, so bear with us...and
enjoy the tour!
Getting To Know You , as its name
suggests, is about the people...all those terrific people whose creative
contributions mean so much. Sandra will interview people just like
you--or maybe just like you hope to be one day--a working, "getting paid"
greeting card writer.
The Files of Sandra Louden have
now been opened for you, dear reader, to provide you with that extra dose of
inspiration! Read what others have had to say about their experiences
Who is Sandra
Miller Louden has been a working greeting card writer and author for the last 23 years. She's conceived this website
as a place to connect with writers and those who wish to learn about
greeting cards and other short, do-able types of writing.
What can you hope to learn
from this site?
Sandra's goals are specific
and totally geared to helping new--and seasoned--writers attain publication in
the world of greeting card writing. So, put your preconceived notions and
long-held myths aside, as you learn about today's creative realities in
the modern greeting card market.
Click here for
" Sandra's Scrapbook"
--from her appearance on
"The John Walsh Show"
"Curiosity killed the cat,
Quit hugging me, you silly woman...
brought her back!"
...don’t you know I’m a lion in
Satisfy your curiosity by checking out what’s inside...and
remember to hug a greeting card writer—or a lion—today. Whomsoever you
Check out the Products Page for Write Well and
Sell: Greeting Cards and A Few Choice Words: Short, "Do-Able" Writing
That Sells, as well as BRAND-NEW
Booklets & Posters--- with more to come !
Sandra poses with her in-home racks of greeting card spinners!
P.O. Box 485, Grantsville, MD 21536
- September 11, 2001
not--and shall never--forget.
While Sandra's site is free and offers many
great pages of instruction (again, judging by her emails), it is not
costless. So, while you’re perusing the pages of free advice,
interviews, tip sheets, FAQs and other tidbits, take a few minutes and
peruse the following affiliates. If you can use their products or
services, click on the link through my site. Everything helps.
We'll vigorously be updating this portion of the site, so check back often.
The revenue received from your patronage goes directly back in this site.