One example of a popular birthday message for a greeting card is "I hope you have a wonderful birthday." A popular greeting card message for an anniversary is "Happy Anniversary to the person who makes me happy!"
An example of a popular greeting for a wedding card is "We are excited to see you two become a family!" Another is "Congratulations! Thank you for letting us be part of your special day." These wedding greetings can be altered so that they read from an individual instead of a group. Christmas card messages include "I want to wish you a time of peace, joy and fun this Christmas," and "I am wishing you a magical Christmas full of excitement and wonder!"
Depending on the recipient of the greeting, it may be appropriate to add something more personal. These types of messages can use standard greeting phrase that are adapted to better suit the receiver. Messages for greeting cards also depend on the occasion. People commonly give cards for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and holidays. Cards are also given to express get-well wishes, sympathy and appreciation. Graduations, new jobs and retirement are additional occasions on which people give greeting cards and send heartfelt messages.