Popular greetings to use on homemade cards include "Happy Birthday," "Congratulations," "Thank You," "Happy Holidays" and "Merry Christmas." The crafter can also include an appropriate quote or poem and personalize the card for the recipient. As of 2015, sites such as PoemSource.com offer free poems for a variety of occasions.
The best greeting to use on a homemade card depends on the occasion. The crafter can download printable sentiments from About.com to add to digital or traditional handmade card designs. Jokes and humorous greetings are especially popular for children's cards.
Crafters can include quotes from famous writers, such as Jonathan Swift, Robert Browning, Robert Frost and Lewis Carroll. For example, a birthday card can include a humorous quote from the un-birthday scene in Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."