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10 Short and Sweet Poems Perfect for Greeting Cards

Basic greeting card templates can be a bit of a snooze. Consider giving your cards a personal touch this year with hand-written poems inside. Whether your loved ones live next door or across the world, a heartfelt poem that describes your relationship could warm their hearts even in the coldest of months. To help you find the right match for each of the special people in your life, we’ve made a list of our 10 favorite bite-size poems perfect for the inside of a beautiful card. 


“A breath of fresh air” by Yung Pueblo 

Send your beloved friends a message they can read and reread when they miss you most. This poem by Yung Pueblo will let your friends know that, no matter how much time passes, your next hang will be just as welcome as a breath of fresh air. 


“Joy is waiting for you” by Upile Chisala

The words of this sweet and simple poem could spread a smile across just about anyone’s face. Send a little joy in the direction of someone you love by including Chisala’s words in your card along with a personal message, photo, or keepsake.  


“The day we met” by Zach Grey

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, it’s not always easy to express in words just how much you care. Grey’s words are a beautiful reminder that no matter where you are in the world, it’s your loved one that makes you feel at home.  


“The kind of light” by Haley MacLeod

Let someone know just how special they are with these kind words crafted by Haley MacLeod. Whether you’re writing to a friend, family member or romantic partner, this poem will remind them that they just can’t be replaced in your life. 


“There is always hope” by Sabina Laura

Send a little comfort to those who need a little encouragement right now with this brief poem. Even if you can’t be there physically, it might mean the world for someone to know you’re thinking of them. 


“I would steal the sky” by Gemma Troy

Just a few short words can make a heart skip a beat. Gemma Troy knows this all too well. This kind and passionate hyperbole could make any greeting card come to life.


“Remain” by Robert Swaney

This poem is a beautiful reminder not to get wrapped up in the business of the holiday season. Let your loved one know that their existence alone is worth loving, and taking a day to yourself is well-deserved. 


“Hero of heroes” by Rupi Kaur

Sending a card to someone who has inspired you? Let them know what a difference they have made in your life with this sweet and powerful poem about the strength you’ve found through their leadership. 


“Women are some kind of magic” by Amanda Lovelace

Send an empowering message to the women in your life with this inspiring poem by Amanda Lovelace. In the face of life’s most unexpected moments, it’s a wonderful reminder of the strength we all carry within. 


“Sending love” by Reyna Biddy

Sometimes the simplest messages are the sweetest. Let your loved one know you love and accept all parts of them with this minimal and direct, yet gentle and wholehearted message by Reyna Biddy.