My Top Picks for Amazon Greeting Cards
Written by Jean-Paul Michael
When it comes to choosing a greeting card for any kind of occasion, there are so many options available that it can be seriously overwhelming. Whether you need one to acknowledge a birthday, wedding, or retirement, to remember a loved one or just to say you're thinking of a certain someone, or anything else that you wish to celebrate or commemorate, finding the perfect card in a great sea of choices can often be hard work.
Nevertheless, if you're searching for a really cool card, one that will stand out from the rest, be cherished or even kept for an eternity, you've certainly come to the right place, as we searched high and low on Amazon to find you the 10 coolest greeting cards available there to purchase.
1. The Iron Throne Game of Thrones 3D Pop Up Card (Lovepop)
This awesome laser-cut Iron Throne card is an official collaboration between HBO and Lovepop, is 5" by 7" when closed and left blank so that you can use it for any occasion you can think of. Now that Game of Thrones is airing its last ever season, it's the ideal time to buy this card for someone you know who's a big fan and it's highly doubtful that this card will ever be thrown in the recycling bin like countless others. You could even buy it for yourself to display as memorabilia instead.
Lovepop has more Game of Thrones cards available on Amazon too, including Drogon and Daenerys, Euron's Ship and the Weirwood Tree. It may well be hard to give them away, however, so you might need to buy two of each...
2. Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle Pop Up Card (PopCraft)
Another amazing 3D creation on Amazon is this intricate Hogwarts Castle card design, made using fine Italian pressed and dyed paper. Harry Potter fans will love the handcrafted Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry model, which is also a gift in itself, like the Iron Throne card. Left blank so suitable for multiple occasions, this card is officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise and measures 7" x 9" when closed. It's an ideal way to celebrate a Muggle's birthday or even that of a witch or wizard if you prefer, and you can also choose from Hogwart's Express, the Golden Snitch or a Hagrid birthday card if preferred.
3. Handmade Bamboo Wood Birthday Card (HeartspaceCards)
If you're looking for something unique for a birthday, this striking real bamboo wood greeting card should do the trick. The colourful laser-cut cupcake-inspired card measures 4-1/5" x 6" and is said to be a piece of art, as each one has a slightly different wood grain pattern. The front and back of the card are both made out of bamboo but you can write your message inside the card as usual.
HeartSpace Cards' gorgeous creations are designed to be displayed for longer periods and we can see why; a recipient won't want to take this one down until long after their birthday.
4. Wonder Woman Mother's Day Card (Hallmark Signature)
When celebrating Mother's Day, we often want to buy our mom or mother figure a card that tells her just how amazing we think she is. What better way than this gorgeous, well-made DC Comics Wonder Woman card, featuring a stunning 3D attachment of her costume, including her Lasso of Truth of course, and highlighted with luxurious gold foil.
Whether your mom is more Linda Carter or Gal Gadot, if she is a superhero in your eyes, this 5" x 7.2" card is the perfect choice and it's one of Hallmark's eco-friendly creations, so it's made with trees from well-managed forests.
5. Henry David Thoreau Graduation Card (Hallmark Signature)
Another Hallmark Signature card that caught my eye was this pretty mountain scene graduation card. It has an attractive acrylic plaque attached that features a famous quote from Henry David Thoreau that is just perfect for a graduating student - 'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams'. It'll be appreciated by both high school and college graduates and the whole card would make a lovely keepsake that would look great framed.
6. Superman Birthday Card With Real Shirt Fabric (Hallmark Signature)
This super-cool Superman birthday card features real shirt fabric à la Clark Kent, revealing the Superman logo underneath, and will surely be a big hit with any recipient. The card measures 5" x 7.2", has an apt message inside and comes with a Superman-red envelope - what more do you need?! Whether you want to send this to a super dad, a super brother or a super friend, or anyone else you think is out of this world, its eye-catching design and uniqueness will be highly appreciated.
7. Alice in Wonderland 3D Pop Up Card (Santoro Pirouettes)
Santoro has outdone themselves with this work of art. For a very merry unbirthday (or an altogether different occasion), this clever Alice in Wonderland card is the perfect card that doubles as a gift that will be treasured for years to come. The uniquely-engineered artwork is showcased on a 360-degree spine and is printed in England using vegetable-based inks. This and the other cards in the collection all make wonderful gifts for all ages and though it's a shame that it doesn't actually come with an envelope, I don't think anyone will mind as they'll be too busy admiring the intricate craftsmanship.
8. Floral 3D Pop Up Card (PopUpGift)
Sometimes you want to send a loved one a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, regardless of the occasion. With this pretty, handmade, laser-cut pop up floral card from PopUpCard, you can send one that will never wilt or die and because it's blank inside, you can use it for a birthday, anniversary, thank you message or anything else you can think of. It's bright and colourful and aesthetically pleasing in every way and your recipient will love it and will likely keep it for their lifetime.
9. Video Screen Birthday Greeting Card (bigDAWGS greetings)
If money is no object then this video greeting card gift is an awesome way to surprise a loved one with an LCD video inside. While expensive (way more expensive than, say, buying a card and giving your recipient a video on a usb stick), it's a unique way to impress someone with up to two whole hours of video messaging on the SD card that you get with it. It's easy to use to add your video, can be recharged with the USB cable that's included and the video automatically plays when the card is opened. It's simply a great personalized gift, especially for friends or family who live far away.
10. Talking Greeting Card (bigDAWGS greetings)
Another terrific offering from bigDAWGS greetings is their recordable card, which is much cheaper than the video card but still really effective. Made with high-quality speakers that aren't likely to be damaged when shipping, you can customize this 5" by 7" card with your own sounds using the built-in voice recorder, which lets you record a message of up to 120 seconds. While it's not a lifetime gift, as it only lasts up to 200 plays over one or two years, it'll surely be cherished by the recipient for as long they can play it back.