The Hallmark corporation is a third-generation family owned empire most well-known for its greeting cards, but who also sells party supplies, general gifts, wrapping paper, picture frames, albums, scrapbooks, e-cards, mobile greetings and customized photo cards. To submit creative ideas to Hallmark you must either apply as a prospective employee, or enter one of the ongoing monthly greeting cards contests in which the winner receives a cash prize and publication. Otherwise, the Hallmark corporation does not accept unsolicited submissions. Hallmark hires creative content creators with backgrounds in advertising, creative writing, journalism, and theater.
To become a member of the Hallmark creative staff, go to hallmark.com, scroll to the bottom, and locate the "Opportunities" column near the bottom-right of the page, and click on the "Careers" tab.
From the "careers" link, locate the "Search Jobs" tab at the top-right of that link and click it to open.
In the "search jobs" link, scroll half-way down the page until you see the three main job categories: Part-time field merchandising; Headquarters & Manufacturing; and Creative work. Click onto the blue link under the job classification that interests you to locate available positions that you can apply for online. Most of the Hallmark positions require a bachelor's degree and previous online writing experience.
Submit a creative idea to Hallmark by entering one of its monthly greeting card writing contests at hallmarkcontests.com. You do not need a bachelor's degree to enter a contest as you do to apply for a job.
For further assistance, contact Hallmark customer service at:
Hallmark Customer Service P.O. Box 419034 Mail Drop 216 Kansas City, Missouri 64141
Telephone: 1-800-HALLMARK or 1-800-425-5627