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  • Tuesday 29th September 2015, 9:29pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,753 posts
Quote: playfull @ 29th September 2015, 4:29 PM BST

With apologies to Lee & Jen...

On my fortieth birthday my brother sent me a 'Happy 8th Birthday' card, with a picture of a racing car on the front, that he had bought from a charity shop. I then sent it to him on his next birthday. This card has now been passed back and forth between us for many years. This appeals to my sense of humour and his sense of tightness!

Not a very fast racing card.


Jen Rutter

  • Wednesday 2nd September 2020, 10:47am
  • Tewkesbury, England
  • 4 posts
Quote: John85 @ 30th September 2010, 4:22 PM

Hello everyone. I've lurked on these forums for a quite a while now (since the first series of the dreaded Newsjack in fact) and I was wondering if anyone could offer me advice on writing greeting cards.

Obviously I'm not asking for contacts or anything like that, but just some general information. Roughly how many major publishers around accept submissions? What percentage of jokes submitted are bought? How long, realistically, does it take to make any real progress?

Any advice at all would be much appreciated. I'll also gladly accept joke replies and/or gentle mockery.

Contact us at and we'll send you all the info you need!