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As a freelancer, you can work anywhere in the country and submit your work through the mail or online. Writer’s Market, a reference book published annually by F&W (http://www.writersdigestshop.com), includes sections listing the greeting card companies that accept submissions from freelance artists and writers. The Greeting Card Association also provides a list of its members who accept outside submissions from artists and writers at its Web site, http://www.greetingcard.org. While some companies only buy a few ideas a year, others buy hundreds of ideas. Hallmark, by far the largest greeting card manufacturer, doesn’t accept unsolicited ideas, but hires many creative people for full-time staff positions. However, because of Hallmark’s reputation as a great employer, competition for those positions is high.

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