Do you shudder with fear when you try to think of what to write in a Halloween card? Does your blood run cold at the thought of what to say? Would you rather face a thirsty vampire than figure out what to scrawl in the card? Well relax boys and ghouls. I will be your ghost host for this quick lesson that, hopefully, will take the terror out of…”What to Write in a Halloween Greeting Card.”
Halloween isn’t just for costume-clad, candy craving kids anymore. Statistics and sales figures (Ugh—math!) show that “big people” like to get their spooky on, too.
Halloween has grown into one of the year’s biggest party occasions. More and more adults are dressing up and getting down to celebrate this frightful fall festivity with parties and haunted happenings. You might say Halloween has turned into a monster!
Or you might not. We don’t really know if you’re into puns.
So if you decide to take advantage of this spook-tacular opportunity to reach out to those people you consider card-worthy what do you write in it? This might help…
As with any card, a good place to start is to think about what the person means to you and any unique connection you might share. It’s that personal touch that makes any card special.
You might want to make a reference to the holiday itself. Throw in a horror-themed pun before adding your signature:
- From my crypt to yours
- With my undying affection
- Thinking of you—and the upcoming zombie apocalypse
- Have a frightfully fun Halloween
Try some fun ways to let them know that you’re thinking about them:
- Wishing you a Howling good Halloween
- Beast Wishes
- Fangs for being my friend
- To my BFF (Best Fiend Forever)
- Happy Halloween, Ghoul friend!
Sure, the fact that you actually went to the trouble to send them a card is already a pretty good indication that you’re thinking of them, so feel free to go a little deeper. Tell them that you wish you could be with them with a little personalized message:
- Tomb it may concern
- Something possessed me to send you a card
- Happy Halloween to my beastie
If the card is for a child you can emphasis that you hope they have a fun Halloween and maybe get lots of candy. Keep it light and cheerful– you don’t want to give the kid nightmares. Most kids love monsters and puns so some possible messages might include:
- Have a spook-tacular Halloween
- Keep it creepy
- Happy Halloween to a cool ghoul
- Have a good Halloween night. Don’t let the bad bats bite!
- Happy hairy, howling Halloween!
Have fun with whatever message you decide to write. Halloween is primarily a fun holiday so have fun with it!
What do YOU like best about Halloween? Do you have a favorite Halloween memory that you would like to share? Your favorite costume? Have you had a real-life ghost story? Are you a vampire? We’d love to hear from you in our comments section.
Hi. I’m Bryan White. I am a 30 year veteran of American Greetings. In that time I have had a number of card creating jobs. I’ve planned card programs, written all kinds of cards and done finished art work on them as well. Of all the cards that I’ve created over the years, Halloween cards, especially the funny ones, are my favorite. Maybe because Halloween is my favorite holiday.* I’ve been a horror fan all my life and something about this autumn holiday appeals to me and makes me want to “share the scare” with people I care about.