Among the great symbols of life and hope in the world, the sea remains one of the most powerful. Ever constant but always changing, powerful, vast, and beautiful, the ocean is a suitable image to mentally conjure when one imagines what best symbolizes the fixed-but-fluid universe. The stars are another great symbol of life and the universe, so it’s comforting that there are stars in the sea as well… starfish. All is connected. Maybe two best friends can be imagined as a pair of starfish on a beach, under a sunset sky, facing the starlit night together. We make wishes on stars of all kinds and hope they come true for our loved ones on their birthdays.
For me, your birthday is one of the most special days for the whole year. Every ending is also a new beginning, and the year is no exception. Age may just be a number, but it brings wisdom and the joy of nostalgic memory. Every circuit we make around the sun is another year of opportunity and the joy of sharing our lives with those we love, especially our very best of friends. So a birthday is also a doorway into our own future, through which we can step together, in love.
Adobe Spark Post is a free card maker that allows you to create something truly memorable for a loved one. Choose from a selection of sizes, design options and backgrounds to make a greeting card that definitely won’t be found in stores. Whether you’re creating a card for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or a new baby's arrival, you can easily send a heartfelt message that will never be replicated.
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!
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.

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.

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.
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.
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!
This cute free printable birthday card is adorable, and this DIY blog has several more free birthday cards to print, too. Last week, when I needed a last minute birthday card idea, I came across this site and I used this free printable to quickly make a gift card holder. I was out the door minutes later! I love this easy card idea that works for adults, kids or teens, pretty much anyone you need to give a card to. There is also a really cute unicorn birthday card, too. Don’t stop at the DIY Happy Birthday cards, be sure to check out all of her cute designs and the unique washi tapes and paper she has for sale.
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.
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.
There are several different ways you can make a birthday card, but that doesn't mean you need to spend a lot of time on something complicated. Making a simple homemade birthday card is quick and easy. Take just a few minutes to let your creative juices flow and whip up the perfect birthday card just in time for the occasion. Making the card yourself allows you the freedom to create a more personal card than you would likely find at the store. Make a simple and lovely birthday card in just a few minutes.

Find birthday cards for mom, dad, sisters, spouses, sons-in-law, nieces and so many other relationships. Any card will let the birthday boy or girl know you're thinking of them. Even if you live hundreds of miles away, try our Sign & Send service to have a handwritten signature added to any birthday card and mailed for you. If you need a little inspiration to get started, read some tips from Hallmark writers for what to say in a birthday card.


There’s just something about a paper greeting card that never loses its charm for some of us. We like to hold the greeting in our hands, feel the crisp paper, run our fingers over the words and pictures as if we were trying to absorb the essence of the message. Most of all we like to see the handwritten notes and the signatures of our loved ones. While ecards may be viewed instantly and forgotten over time, printed cards can be saved, cherished and shared for years. Although ecards have replaced printed cards in many instances as the more convenient, inexpensive and quick mode of wishing one another, printed cards still retain that special quality that electronic messages cannot convey effectively.
I wish that you can fulfill all your dreams and goals in life. The best wishes one can wish are that those you love experience success in all their endeavors and are granted the fruition of their lifelong dreams. May your birthday be the window which opens a million vistas that help you in the fulfillment of your dreams and accomplishments of your goals!
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