What a sweet birthday wish for a dear friend! For you don’t want to live in a world without the presence of your dear best friend. That would induce heartbreak so intense that it would shatter your heart into a thousand pieces. The landscape of our lives is bounded by familiar landmarks, and your best friend is one of those. How could you ever consider going on in their absence? Why would you want to? Someday one of you will be without the other… but for now, we express the wish that no such day need ever come.
After you check out the homemade Happy Birthday cards, if you still need some cool ideas for DIY gifts we have lots here. We have awesome DIY Gifts for Dad, super thoughtful sure to be appreciated DIY Gifts for Mom, easy and inexpensive DIY Gifts for Friends and Neighbors, Gifts in a Jar for the mason jar lovers and then my favorite, easy but quick last minute gifts to make for Christmas but also birthdays and other special occasions. We also love cake, so if you need some of the best homemade birthday cake ideas, try these.
This card has optional greetings: Merry Christmas!, Season's Greetings!, Happy Holidays!, Happy Christmas!, Happy New Year!, Have an Ice Day!, Thank You!, Celebrate!, Happy Solstice!, Happy Birthday!, Happy Belated Birthday!, Happy Anniversary!, Happy Valentine's Day!, I Love You!, Get Well Soon!, Congratulations!, You're Invited!, Come to the Party!, Just Saying Hi!, Thinking of You!, [No Caption]
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.
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! 

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.
If you can’t attend the birthday celebration of your friend then you can send him/her a special birthday wish to let him/her know that you have not forgotten this day. I’ll miss you on your birthday. I wish we could be together to laugh and love and celebrate the day. Even though we can’t, I hope you know that my heart overflows with love for you. And today I’ll celebrate you and the wonderful moment that you came into my life — for on that day, my greatest dream was born. Perfect.
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
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.
When it comes to sending birthday greeting cards, there is nothing more heartfelt than a homemade birthday card. Something that you literally put effort on and something that you have dedicated time with is the best greeting to get, other than a bottle of wine from time to time! It is not hard to create birthday cards and to make it easier for you, we have collected awesome homemade Birthday card ideas you can easily create at home.

Whether you use our print option or send your greeting online​, our gallery of Birthday Cards offers a wide variety of styles and designs, including many that let you insert a favorite photo, and you can access the Stickers Menu for multiple categories of fun images to add to your project. We provide texts you can send as they are, or you can customize them to include your own thoughts or a shared memory. Keep the font we chose or opt for one of thirty-six available fonts in thirty color choices.


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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