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Greetings Card Opportunity

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 29th September 2015, 9:19pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,512 posts

Thanks for that nudge Lazzard. I missed it before.

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Exe Chris

  • Tuesday 17th November 2015, 7:49pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 91 posts

Has anybody else had a bash at this?

I got a reply and details of the brief and have sent off a fair few jokes / ideas that have all been quickly and politely declined. I was wondering if anybody had been successful?

Also, is there anywhere else that accepts or seeks ideas for cards? I'm sure that not all of mine are worse than than the ones in print and I'd like to give someone else the chance to reject my efforts.

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Jeremy Dillon

  • Tuesday 17th November 2015, 10:53pm
  • Chesterfield, England
  • 54 posts

I sold them two ideas with my first two batches of ideas but my last two batches were unsuccessful. They replied very promptly and the cash was in my account within three days of the ideas being purchased.

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Exe Chris

  • Wednesday 18th November 2015, 1:09pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 91 posts

Thanks Jeremy and congratulations. I'd convinced myself that nobody had their stuff accepted, so I guess I'd better up my game!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 18th November 2015, 4:02pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,878 posts

There is an ex member from here that makes good money from writing greeting cards.

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coiledslinky

  • Wednesday 18th November 2015, 10:30pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 42 posts

Yes, I got one in as well. Very prompt response and payment, great feedback.

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Jeremy Dillon

  • Wednesday 18th November 2015, 10:33pm
  • Chesterfield, England
  • 54 posts

The greeting card industry tends to go through phases, I sold loads of stuff to Emotional rescue years ago but then they stopped buying stuff altogether and now they seem to be in the market again.

If you go on the Progressive Greetings website you can seen an on line version of the greeting card industries trade magazine which gives a good idea about which companies are doing lots of humour stuff at the moment.

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swerytd

  • Friday 20th November 2015, 2:40pm
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,526 posts

I submitted quite a few cos I thought it's time for a change as all the cards you try and buy are about getting pissed, getting old and farting.

Got politely declined with some suggestions for improvement, which to me sounded like suggestions to write more getting pissed, getting old and farting jokes.

Dan

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Michael Monkhouse

  • Saturday 21st November 2015, 9:54am
  • Eternal City, Italy
  • 5,554 posts

My jokes are all about wanking, farting and the Spice Girls. You shouldn't really make jokes about the Spice Girls though.

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Jeremy Dillon

  • Sunday 22nd November 2015, 2:22pm
  • Chesterfield, England
  • 54 posts

I think over the years there has been a big shift in the retail card market with more and more cards being sold in supermarkets. The supermarkets are slightly more sensitive about the cards that they stock because they know that lots of kids are likely to see the cards.

I was responsible for the notorious Christmas card a few years ago which said 'Santa likes all kids even ginger ones.' after one mother complained the card was pulled from all Tesco stores.

I think Quitting Hollywood still do the slightly risque cards and some of the on-line companies like Moon Pig are probably more open to ruder stuff because they don't have to appear on supermarket shelves.

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Ponderer

  • Sunday 22nd November 2015, 9:50pm
  • England
  • 696 posts
Quote: swerytd @ 20th November 2015, 2:40 PM GMT

I submitted quite a few cos I thought it's time for a change as all the cards you try and buy are about getting pissed, getting old and farting.

Got politely declined with some suggestions for improvement, which to me sounded like suggestions to write more getting pissed, getting old and farting jokes.

Dan

Hi Dan,

I managed to get in with one about levitation so its not exclusively the bodily functions/aging/drinking thing - although I may have filled their quota on that topic for the next 5 years. The other stuff does seem to predominate though - that must say something profound about the human condition.

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swerytd

  • Tuesday 24th November 2015, 10:57am
  • Guildford, England
  • 7,526 posts

Come on P, admit it: the levitation was farting-based, wasn't it? :)

Dan

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Exe Chris

  • Tuesday 24th November 2015, 1:31pm
  • Exeter, England
  • 91 posts
Quote: swerytd @ 24th November 2015, 10:57 AM GMT

Come on P, admit it: the levitation was farting-based, wasn't it? :)

Dan

If it wasn't then I've got my next submission idea sorted... :)

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Davey Jay

  • Tuesday 24th November 2015, 2:44pm
  • Manchester, England
  • 224 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 21st November 2015, 9:54 AM GMT

My jokes are all about wanking, farting and the Spice Girls. You shouldn't really make jokes about the Spice Girls though.

I completely agree. Though I must admit I did have a posh wank the other day. I was feeling quite energetic. Sporty even! So I had this big old wank about scary spice but all my imagination gave me is the Mel B character from Bo Selector. It might seem a bit babyish but my mind couldn't handle it. I lost my wood, felt ashamed and just did a big old massive fart!

It was spicy!