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7 Greeting Cards Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Greeting Cards Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Greeting Cards Business

People use greeting cards to mark births, deaths, graduations, anniversaries, and other parties or events. If you love helping people celebrate special occasions, starting a greeting card business can be a great business opportunity.

When starting a greeting card business, choose a potential niche and write a business plan. Then, find an ideal spot to sell the greeting cards. For instance, you can offer greeting card design and posting services, so customers can choose the best designs and post greeting cards online.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a Greeting Cards Business:

1. Joker Greeting ($1.2M/year)

Travis Peterson (from Irvine, California, USA) started Joker Greeting about 8 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / 0 employees
Irvine, California, USA

Case Study

I am Travis Peterson and started Joker Greeting. We make original prank gifts and prank non-gifts for friends, family, and offices. It all started with a non-stop musical greeting card that looped for 3-6 hours.

For 2.5 years, I have been working on making musical greeting cards interesting again. To be clear, I never intended on making a greeting card or joke company, but we launched on Kickstarter and raised $92,073 in 30 days with no marketing, so I decided to give it a shot.


2. Really Luxe ($24K/year)

Valentina (from Brantford, ON, Canada) started Really Luxe over 2 years ago.

$2K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello! I’m Valentina, the founder, and CEO of Really Luxe. I love chocolates (especially Godiva) and anything gold and shiny!

We have been in business since September 2020, so we are still a new brand. Most of our customers reside in the province of Ontario, with 78% of our orders being local delivery orders. The remaining percentage is ordered that we ship throughout Canada.


Learn more about starting a Greeting Cards Business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a Greeting Cards Business?
-> How much does it cost to start a Greeting Cards Business?
-> Pros and cons of a Greeting Cards Business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established Greeting Cards Business
-> Marketing ideas for a Greeting Cards Business
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-> Greeting cards business names

Other resources

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-> Greeting cards business calculator

4. EcardForest Ltd ($180K/year)

Dayana Doncheva (from London, UK) started EcardForest Ltd about 2 years ago.

$15K / month
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi there, my name is Dayana Doncheva and I am the founder of EcardForest. We create greeting cards that can be signed by multiple people and sent online. The product is quite straightforward - it’s a digital greeting card that a person buys and shares with others so that everyone can enter their wishes.

It looks like our efforts pay out well, as we already count more than $15K in monthly revenue.


5. Jordyn Alison Designs ($48K/year)

Jordyn (from Michigan, USA) started Jordyn Alison Designs over 5 years ago.

$4K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
Michigan, USA

Case Study

Hey, I’m Jordyn and I’m the owner of Jordyn Alison Designs. My intentions with my products are to bring joy to your daily life as well as help connect you with others.

As of February 2020, I’m currently averaging $3,000 a month. I know this number could (and will) be better but for now, I’m really content with this!


6. Thankbox ($300K/year)

Valentin Hinov (from Edinburgh, UK) started Thankbox about 3 years ago.

$25K / month
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hiya! My name is Val, I’m 30 years old and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Since its launch, Thankbox has been used to send over 40,000 cards and has issued over $2 million worth of gift cards. On a typical month, it now pulls around $25k in revenue.


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