Artist Notes: This is a humorous birthday card especially for dog lovers. It features a colour photographic image of a Jack Russell Terrier Dog leaning forwards with his paws and nose cutely resting on the arm of an office chair. The text above the photo reads 'I've been pondering life, the universe and all that, and I've totally worked out what's most important ...' And inside it reads '... You and cookies, although not necessarily in that order' 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'
As your friend, you can always guarantee that I will always give you my support. Have a great birthday! Now we’re thinking of you, giving love and support in all you do. Sometimes it’s not easy to express gratitude to those we love, even our best friends. But being thankful is a habit we should get into, especially when it is so deeply and earnestly owed. Our best friends support us and keep us upright when we would fall. For all they do, the happiest of birthdays to them!
All I want is for you to be happy on your birthday. We get so much by giving to those we love, even if that giving is simply encompassed in our expression of our very best hopes and wishes on behalf of our best friends. In celebrating those we love, we celebrate our shared lives and the time we have spent in the joyful company of our trusted loved ones.  When we put the best future of others ahead of our own good fortune, we demonstrate love. When our best friends do the same, our love is justified.

In this section, you can actually design and create your own card and print it out in your home to send to family and friends. There is a template to which you can upload a personal or family photo from your computer or choose one of the many images available on the site. You can also choose from among the many message options and also add your own personal note. Print it out and voila! You have your own custom paper greeting card that you can sign, seal with love and send just in time for the special occasion!
This exciting greeting cards collection has everything you need to celebrate all those big life events, from weddings and new babies to anniversaries and, of course, those special ‘don’t forget’ birthdays. No matter how big or small the occasion, greeting cards are a great way to say you’re thinking of someone. Try browsing the selection of Send a Message greeting cards if you’re looking for greeting cards that say good luck or get well, that send friendship thoughts, or perhaps that simply say 'thinking of you'. And for greeting cards at those hard times of remembrance, choose a beautifully worded sympathy card. Whether you need greeting cards for a specific congratulation, such as graduation, new home or new job, or you simply want to write your own message in a blank greeting card, there is a wide range of styles to choose from. Don’t forget to check your monthly calendar for all those upcoming birthdays, and browse the greeting cards selections for all your loved ones such as mum, dad, son, daughter and grandparents, and the greeting cards for extra special milestone birthdays like 18th, 21st, 30th and 60th. For any friend’s birthday there is a wide choice of greeting card styles to choose from such as cute and cuddly bears like the famous Forever Friends, funny cards to make them laugh out loud, more contemporary cards for those fashionistas or simply classic photographic cards and beautifully drawn art. There is plenty of choice for kids’ greeting cards too, especially when they want a special character: select from greeting cards featuring Batman, Scooby Doo, Spider-Man, the Simpsons, Superman and more to keep the children smiling on their big day.

In this guide, Hallmark writers offer birthday-message tips and inspiring examples. Just click on the appropriate category below to go straight to the birthday wishes you’re interested in, or you can read the whole guide and mix and match to create a custom message for your birthday person. And once you’ve settled on a message, don’t hesitate to spread those happy birthday vibes–you can send a personalized, handwritten birthday card today. Either way, we hope this little guide helps with the next birthday card you sign…and many more!


In good humor and all in fun, we praise our best friend by ironically honoring ourselves. But self-effacement is the real name of the game here. We honor our loved ones by elevating them even above ourselves in the scheme of our lives, and by wishing them all the joy they deserve on the anniversary of their birth.  Thus do we say “You’re a good friend to me and I wish we could always be together for the rest of our lives.”

If your friend is happy on his/her birthday then you will also feel happy for him/her. The fullness of perfect friendship might be represented by a beautiful chocolate cake, adorned by burning candles and ready to cut and serve. All of life’s promise, all of its fullness and goodness, awaits to be shared with those we love. Our best friends share in the bounty of our inner circle, for they are the ones with whom we experience all of life’s bounty. After we blow out the candles and cut the cake together.
As per usual, we have a fantastic HOW TO video to share with you – so you can really see how quick and easy it is to make this fun and easy Pop Up Birthday Cake Card. As mentioned above and in the video, you don’t have to use “pretty pattern paper” like I have here.. but you can also decorate the “white cake” with pens or things like washi tape. Have a look at what you have already and work with what you have got! A word of warning though… this pop up birthday card DIY is so easy, that you will want to make more and more and more… so why not make a batch and have them handy for up coming birthdays throughout the year? Make a white one, with a little bride and groom and you have the perfect Wedding Cake Card too! Enjoy!!
When it comes to birthdays, do you think the card matters as much as the gift? We do, and never want to be without the perfect handmade birthday card with a personal message. DIY birthday cards are one of the things people often keep longer than the gift, so we always want to make sure to give cards that are extra special and thoughtful. What better way to get a card like this than to make one? Well, this was my thought, anyway. However, when I went looking on Google and Pinterest for handmade DIY birthday card ideas, I did not find exactly what I was looking for. There were lots of free printables from big sites like Greeting Island, Blue Mountain, and even American Greetings, but those lacked the homemade touch I was going for. See, I make lots of my gifts, so adding a cheap looking printed card just won’t do. I was looking for inspiration and step by step tutorials for cute cards to make at home, ones I could be proud of. After the free cards, I came across more tutorials than I could count from sites trying to sell me scrapbook supplies and die cut templates. I understand you have to make money, DIY people, but please, don’t try to sell me stuff to make a simple greeting card, or at least show me I can make one without it. Not nice when you just want some birthday cards you can actually make! I was not looking for some frilly thing that came off looking like a scrapbook, anyway, thank you.
There are many options for printing great-looking birthday party invitations, but the most economical way is to print on a premium 16-point gloss paper.  You'll also want to stick with a standard size such as 5-inch by 7-inch to keep your birthday party invitation printing costs cheap; however, when it comes to colors you can go with full color since this option really costs little more than black and white yet has much more bang for the buck. Beyond those options, you would be wise to get matching envelopes (also cheap) and have a hardcopy proof sent to your doorstep before you actually print the entire run. The last thing you want is for a mistake to go unnoticed until your invitations are printed, when it will be too late or too costly to make changes. A hardcopy proof does cost a few dollars, but it's cheap insurance that the rest of the run will go off without a hitch. Pass your proof around to friends, family members and co-workers so you can get more than just one set of eyes looking it over for errors.
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