A birthday should always be a special occasion for the celebrant. Being the highlight of the day, they may want to wear something special and, of course, you want them to feel as good as they can! A birthday only comes once a year but throughout this day you can show your love and appreciation of your best friend by sending him/her your most sincere birthday wishes. The same is true if you are sending birthday wishes to your brother or sister, or anyone else you love or appreciate. Remember: it always lies within your power to make someone’s birthday a truly special occasion.

Social media shoutouts may be easy, but nothing beats an old-fashioned birthday card via snail mail or hand delivery. The best thing about a homemade birthday card is that it can be tailored to the recipient’s interests and for non-milestone birthdays, like 36 or 68. Even better, you don’t have to go out to shop for one at the last minute. These homemade birthday cards are the perfect way to show how much you know your loved one, and pair great with birthday gift ideas! 


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Birthday cards can be especially useful for those companies working through a hard time. Greeting cards are an inexpensive and sincere form of gratitude that can boost morale around the office. You'd be surprised what a small gesture can do in the midst of much larger business obstacles. We've written about how celebrating office birthdays can lead to increased productivity.
So I end of giving lots of cards each year, namely handmade DIY birthday cards, but there is one card I make that has to be the most special of all. My Mom’s birthday is in the summer, and by spring, I am always on the lookout for the best birthday card to make for Mom. Usually, I look for a creative idea with lots of handmade details, one she is sure to appreciate and be able to proudly display so all her friends can see it. This adorable gift box card was my top pick to make for my mother, and it did not disappoint. I have to admit, mine actually turned out cuter than the picture. I used a plaid paper and red ribbon, and it was so colorful and cute, I wanted to keep it for myself. Say Happy Birthday to your favorite special person with this do it yourself birthday card project.
Writing tip: Ages 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 are traditionally considered milestones. Cards specific to these birthdays will feature the age number prominently in their design, but you can make any card a milestone card (or any birthday a milestone birthday) by writing that shiny new age number somewhere in your personal message.
When someone near and dear to your heart turns another year older, you’ll want to do everything you can to make their day extra memorable. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, a cocktail party or planning a dinner at the honoree’s favorite restaurant, it’s tradition to give the guest of honor a Happy Birthday card. As if picking out a card wasn’t tough enough, on top of that you’ll need to craft a happy birthday message too.
Need a quick last minute birthday card you can make at home? This is often the case around my house… I spend days crafting the perfect DIY gift idea, and then the birthday card itself end up being an afterthought. Have you ever ended up purchasing an ugly store-bought greeting card because you ran out of time to make one for that awesome handmade gift you made? I certainly have. Now, though, I just keep a few rolls of washi tape in with my wrapping paper, along with some pretty white embossed paper. I found this cute handmade birthday card idea on Pinterest, and it has become my go to. Whip one up in minutes, but no one will ever know you did not spend hours making their card.
We'll leave the design work to you, but it's worth mentioning that you can download free birthday party invitation templates complete with safe area lines, bleed lines, cutlines, and pre-formatted in the proper sizes, resolution and color mode to take all the guesswork out of file setup (which vastly reduces the risk of costly press errors). Birthday party invitations are incredibly cheap to print when you know where to go, what options you need, and how to set up files. So, how cheap can you print birthday invitations? It all depends on the quantity - but let's just say you can print 50 for less than $70 total and 10,000 for less than 10 cents each!
Hallmark birthday cards cover every age or milestone—from the cutest cards for first birthdays to 100th birthdays, we have a card for that! You'll also be able to browse Spanish birthday cards (including Quinceañera cards), plus a host of other languages, including French, Italian, Japanese and even Braille. We have hundreds of birthday gift ideas, as well as a huge selection of colorful birthday gift wrap and fun birthday party supplies like napkins and candles, so if you know someone who has a birthday coming up soon, make Hallmark your one-stop shop for all things birthday—minus the cake!
Make your friend feel important by making his birthday a memorable one. A beautiful day is a day when it’s not cold, and the weather looks favorably down and graces us with soft warmth and gentle light. As the sun gives light, so it also gives life. We turn our eyes to the warm sun and proceed along our way with the wind at our heels — and at our back — allowing us to move unhindered into the future of our day. On their birthday, we wish the very same joy to you, best friend, in celebration of your special day.

Your life will not be complete without a good friend who is always by your side. This is my wish for you: comfort on difficult days, rainbows to follow the clouds, smiles when sadness intrudes, faith so that you can believe, sunsets to warm your heart, laughter to kiss your lips, courage to know yourself, hugs when spirits sag, patience to accept the truth, beauty for your eyes to see, confidence for when you doubt, friendships to brighten your being, and love to complete your life.
For more than 100 years, Hallmark has been proudly producing greeting cards to help you say just the right thing for any occasion. Celebrate your favorite holidays with our variety of Christmas cards, Valentine’s Day cards, among others. Mark a life milestone with cards for graduations, engagements and wedding showers, baby showers and baptisms, First Communions and confirmations, or perhaps a promotion or retirement. Birthdays are always in season at Hallmark, and so are those everyday “just because” moments. Or let a loved one know you care during the hard times, with sympathy cards, get-well cards or thinking-of-you cards. Whatever the occasion or event, Hallmark will gladly help you find the right way to show you care.
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.
We'll leave the design work to you, but it's worth mentioning that you can download free birthday party invitation templates complete with safe area lines, bleed lines, cutlines, and pre-formatted in the proper sizes, resolution and color mode to take all the guesswork out of file setup (which vastly reduces the risk of costly press errors). Birthday party invitations are incredibly cheap to print when you know where to go, what options you need, and how to set up files. So, how cheap can you print birthday invitations? It all depends on the quantity - but let's just say you can print 50 for less than $70 total and 10,000 for less than 10 cents each!
Punchbowl offers a gorgeous array of free ecards that look like traditional paper cards, right down to the matching digital envelope. stickers, and postage. The Platinum membership ($6.99/month) removes advertising; the Premium membership ($4.99/month) offers more features than the Plus membership ($1.99/month), which gives access to exclusive designs and the ability to add photos to cards.
Check out these 30 creative DIY cards and you will definitely want to be making several of these for your upcoming birthdays. With easy watercolor projects, cute paper cutting ideas and easy cards the kids can help make, even beginners can do to simple but artistic ideas that are also perfect for the DIY novice, anyone can make these amazing gift cards. Most of these are simple but fun and stylish with plenty of room inside to write all kinds of special things, exactly the thing I was going for in a birthday card.
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