By sending this birthday wish to your friend, you can make them smile on this special day. Everyone appreciates a compliment, no more so than on their birthday. This birthday sentiment tells them that you wish for them to experience all that is good and that you find them beautiful and deserving of all that’s best in life. Your world is more beautiful because they are in it, and you share that beauty together.
Whew, it feels like we just barely made it through the Christmas holiday season, but now Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! I made these ninja printable Valentine’s Day cards at the request of my seven-year-old son who asked if I would design “some valentines for boys – with no glittery hearts or love and all that girly stuff!” After reminding him that valentines cards are for Valentine’s Day and all, he finally relented and let me add a few hearts to the cards…as long as they weren’t glittery!
True friends are hard to find. Having one good friend is already a great blessing, but a true BEST friend is absolutely the luckiest addition you can have in your life. Your best friend will never leave you, even when you’re down. He/she is someone you can talk to whenever you have problems, about anything… no matter the trouble. So when your best friend’s birthday is approaching, you must show your appreciation for their support by doing something special for him/her.

There are a lot of gift ideas you can choose from if you want your friend to be happy on this special occasion, and many ways to celebrate.  You can arrange to acquire and deliver the joy of a traditional birthday cake made especially for him or her. Or if you want your friend to laugh and giggle, send them funny birthday pictures or some unique morning quotes and wishes.

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.
Cover Verse: For a wonderful Sister Hope the sweetest moments of your birthday live on as memories that warm your tomorrows... Hope each happy wish being made for you finds its way to your doorstep... Hope the dreams of your heart big and small all come true... Inside Verse: ...and hope you always know what a wonderful sister you are. Happy Birthday

This card has optional greetings: Happy Father's Day!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Have a Great Summer!, Warm Wishes!, Happy Camping!, Go on an Adventure!, Gone Camping!, Enjoy the Great Outdoors!, Good Luck!, Happy Retirement!, You're Invited!, Let's Go Camping!, Thinking of You!, Thank You!, Get Well Soon!, Just Saying Hi!, Have a Great Day!, [No Caption]


There are a lot of gift ideas you can choose from if you want your friend to be happy on this special occasion, and many ways to celebrate.  You can arrange to acquire and deliver the joy of a traditional birthday cake made especially for him or her. Or if you want your friend to laugh and giggle, send them funny birthday pictures or some unique morning quotes and wishes.
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.

Cover Verse: For [Name], a Good Friend Inside Verse: One of the good things about getting older is that we eventually learn What is important and brightens our lives and what is of little concern... And one of the things that we learn through the years that has always been found to be true, Is how much it means to have a close friend who's a wonderful person like you. Happy Birthday


There’s nothing more wonderful than wishing your best friend a good life on this special day. Wine itself has long been representative of the finest things in life, those things that improve with age and are well worth waiting for. A good life, like a good friendship, can be like that: enjoyable, delicious, and finer and sweeter the longer it exists. With this sentiment, we wish our best friend the very best life they can live, that it will be like a fine wine and always grow better and more precious as years pass.

The light shed by the candles on your birthday cake is blinding because you are so old! So we laugh together at the very idea. But the true light that is shed on your birthday is the illumination shed by your inner self, by your generous spirit, by the warmth of your friendship. I am thankful for all of that, and because your friendship lights my way even in the darkest hour. As long as we are friends, I know I will always have your special light to guide my path and call me home.
Don’t forget to send birthday wishes to your friend as a demonstration of the high regard in which you hold them. That’s what makes them your very best friend. It’s the perfect way to prove to the person who cares for you always that you return their feelings a hundred times over. Wishes and dreams are only magical if they are shared with those whom we love. We wish all of the hopes and dreams of our best friends will come true all the long days of the year.
Cover Verse: Happy Birthday, Daughter If you can laugh often, love deeply, and let the dreams of your heart create your tomorrow... Inside Verse: If, no matter how busy life gets, you can find joy and wonder in the little things and a few quiet moments for yourself... If every day you feel as loved, as beautiful, as celebrated as you do today... Then you'll always know the kind of happiness a daughter like you deserves.
My granddaughter starts kindergarten this year and she has sight words she'll need to know. We made her a set of flash cards with all 300 of her sight words for the year. I needed to get them done and shipped off so she could get a head start and they were here before I knew it. Easy to use, did a mail merge and printed them all out with minor corrections, mostly of the mea culpa variety.

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.
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