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Finding the Right Words: Perfect Phrases to…

Finding the Right Words: Perfect Phrases to Personalize Your Greeting…

by J. Beverly Daniel

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Many people find it easier to write an essay than to write a short sentence on a greeting card. I'm one of those people, which is the reason that I bought this book. This book gives about thirty different examples for fifteen different occasions, and it has been helpful to me when I need to write a short note on a greeting card.

The book does deliver on its promise to provide "perfect phrases to personalize your greeting cards", but fulfilling that promise makes for a short book. Daniel pads the book by providing "a monthly calendar for names, birthdays, and anniversaries," which isn't why I spent good money on the book. Thirty-seven of its 129 pages are virtually blank.

This space could have been more effectively used by etiquette for each type of greeting card. She also could have a compendium of ways to write the complimentary close. I am chided for always writing "sincerely."

This a useful book that could have easily been made more useful. ( )
  taterzngravy | Jul 1, 2008 |
This (very) little book contains ideas for personalizing cards for 30 occasions. The categories run the gamut from frequent occasions such as birthdays or thank you notes, to the rarer events like retirements and new homes. Each occasion has a page or two of short sentences to help you express your sentiments.

This book will not really help you write longer notes, or letters; but it is perfect for adding something personal to a ready-made greeting card. The last 40 or so pages are devoted to space for you to keep track of birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa card lists. Without those pages, this would be more of a pamphlet than a book. I would have preferred more content instead of space for lists that I keep on my computer.

I like the idea of customizing greeting cards, and I'm sure I'll use the phrases in this book to jump-start my notes. However, if I had leafed through it in a store, I'm not sure I would have bought it.

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  jmvilches | Nov 3, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743477197, Hardcover)

Showing someone you care begins with



Right Words

Here you'll find:

• More than three dozen ways to say "Happy Birthday"

• Welcoming words for new family members...even pets

• Thoughtful condolences for personalizing sympathy cards

• Congratulatory wishes for weddings and anniversaries

• Helpful hints to simplify card-sending

• A monthly calendar for birthdays and anniversaries

...and more, in this book of indispensable phrases for all occasions. You'll never be at a loss for words again!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:47 -0400)

Showing someone you care begins with finding the right words. Here you'll find more than a dozen ways to say "Happy Birthday, welcoming words for new family and members, thoughtful condolences for personalizing sympathy cards, ...and more, in this book of indispensable phrases for all occasions. You'll never be at a loss for words again.… (more)

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