A birthday is a time for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy, my friend. Every birthday we experience is another milestone of the distance we’ve traveled in the previous 365 days and the work we’ve done. All we have accomplished, gained, and lost in the previous year is lamented and celebrated on the anniversary of our birth. But it should also be a time of personal reflection and, hopefully, the perfect opportunity to celebrate and take pride in a year well lived, and a job well done.
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.
If I get a birthday card, I always look forward to reading funny messages. Even though I've had some very inspirational, meaningful, and thoughtful sentiments written in my card, I especially like a good laugh. Humor is good for you too, so I’ll be around for even more birthday cards! Use one of these to give someone a laugh about his age or birth. Birthdays are a fun time to joke.
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.”
I wish you luck and happiness on this special day of your life. We all want the best of luck for those we love. This image speaks to me of how we move together down the stream of our lives, like boats, sometimes moving in small fleets, sometimes tying off to a pier together to rest in the safety of a shared harbor. Life can be that: a river, with its own streams, currents, and eddies. We wish the best of luck to our best friends, because we travel with them down that river, and share in that luck. Since good fortune leads to happiness, we wish both luck AND happiness to our best friend on their special day.
Think of things about the person that you can include to make it personal. Think of something personal about the person you are writing for. For example, maybe the person plays golf. Then you can wish them a happy birthday as it relates to golf. You could write: “I hope your birthday is much better than par. I hope it’s a hole in one.” Or for someone who plays guitar, you could write, “I hope your birthday rocks as much as you do!” Mention a positive quality about the person who is having a birthday. For example, you might write something like, “Your life has been a blessing to me here at work, because you bring a positive attitude to everything you do.”
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How great would be to have a dear friend who will greet us like this on the special occasion of our birthday? We all worry about how the whims of fortune will impact us on a personal level. We universally admire those who seem to be the luckiest among us, those for whom the dice always seem to roll the highest numbers, the constant recipients of “happy accidents.” Luck is very important in how we see our world. So it makes perfect sense to wish our best friend the very best luck on their birthday. Since our birthdays are the special anniversary of our entry into the world, what better day to receive the collective blessings of the universe? And to share that good fortune with those who love us.
Sweet and thoughtful, this is an adorable B-day card to make for her. Whether you need an easy birthday card to make for your wife, sister, mom or BFF. With a cute homespun banner made from string and craft paper or fabric, this card is sure to be proudly displayed. Write a custom message inside and help make your favorite person’s birthday extra special.
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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.
Your friend’s birthday comes only once a year, so be sure to be with him/her on this day. And whether or not you spend the day with your friend, you can always send a few angels their way to brighten their day and impart your best birthday wishes. These angels are cherubim — child angels — and they carry with them the message of eternal love and the youthful exuberance and joy of the divine, as expressed through the celebration of one’s life.
These birthday quotes are a great place to start, but don’t think you have to stick with only what’s written here. Personalize the sentiment even more with an inside joke or special moment between you and the birthday boy or girl. Sending a heartfelt birthday card with the right intentions can make all of the difference on someone’s big day. Make them feel special with the simplest birthday wish from you! Also, before you go, don’t feel limited to just using these birthday quotes for cards. You can print them on décor pieces and hang them around the party, use them on birthday party invitations or however you’d like. Get ready to celebrate!