It seems like you always find yourself in the card aisle. Walking up and down until you finally settle for a card that costs $6.00 and doesn’t even make you smile.
But these days, between Pinterest and Etsy, with the endless amount of birthday card ideas and the opportunity to DIY your own card allows you to channel your creative juices while saving some money. Not only will your wallet thank you, but your loved ones will too.
Include the Kids!
It’s a fun experience for kids to participate in creating birthday cards. Lucky for you, this doesn’t have to include glue or glitter! There are quite a few websites that have fun black and white colors page turned birthday cards. The only thing you’ll need to involve your kids in the fun is a printer and a pack of crayons. You’ll find that not only do your kids enjoy the process of creating something, but the recipient will treasure a card made from the heart rather than a store-bought something any day.
Channel Your Inner Artist
You don’t have to be a professional to utilize calligraphy in your birthday cards. It only takes 5 extra minutes to watch a tutorial on Google or find a birthday ecard that can translate into a great design. These types of cards are perfect for those people in your life who seem effortlessly class at all times. Paired with some floral design or a drawing of a bundle of balloons, it’ll be a card that’s proudly displayed on the refrigerator for months to come.
Make It 3D
No matter your age or stage of life, nothing brings a smile to your face more than a larger than life card. Creating something that can be touched and felt brings immediate joy to whoever receives it. Utilizing inexpensive items like pom-poms, pipe cleaners, or even glitter, adds an extra level of fun to any occasion, especially a birthday!
Make It Pop
Normal card on the outside, endless fun on the inside! We all recall being in elementary school and spending hours perfecting the perfect pop-up card. What better way to hone your skills than to apply them to a birthday card. Just like any DIY project, you can easily find a Youtube tutorial to walk you through each piece of creating the perfect pop-up card. Sure, it’s fun to blow out candles, but a pop-up card can be enjoyed over and over again!
Washi tape is an affordable and fun addition to any homemade birthday card. Found at any craft store or Walmart, Washi tape comes in a variety of widths, colors, and patterns. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to watch a tutorial on a new card creation, Washi tape is quick to the rescue. Create a cute tiered cake or a fun birthday banner to channel the festive mood.
Creating Timeless Birthday Card Ideas
Cards represent the celebration of life from one person to another. These birthday card ideas are certain to create a long-lasting impact on those who receive them. No more breaking the bank every time you’re in the card aisle or worrying that you sent the same card the year before. Make birthdays something to look forward to by creating heartfelt cards sure to withstand the times.