How to Create Happy Birthday Greeting Cards

Birthdays are special days and deserve the effort we exert in making the celebrant happy. One of the best ways to send them our best wishes is through happy birthday greeting cards. It is a long tradition still popular up to this day.

However, making a birthday card is not an easy task to do. You should invest a lot of energy and passion in creating the best one. Luckily, all you need is the will to learn and the patience in reading this post.

This article will teach you how to make happy birthday greeting cards. Also, you will learn a bit of background about the tradition of card-giving. Time to read!

A Brief Background on the Card-Giving Tradition

You might wonder, “when did everyone start giving birthday cards to one another?” The answer is that people in the 19th Century United Kingdom have been giving cards to one another as holiday presents.

Until a brilliant, still-unknown individual gave someone a card as a birthday gift. By then, brands mass-produced an enormous number of birthday cards, giving birth to a still-ongoing trend.

Card-giving evolved throughout the years. Due to the rise of technology, you can make birthday cards digitally.

Hence, continuing the almost 200-year-old tradition.

3 Steps to Follow in Making Birthday Cards

Finally, you know the essence of giving away birthday cards to people we love. Next, you need to learn the three steps to follow in making greeting cards! Set those ribbons, papers, glue sticks, and scissors aside as you read this guide first before doing anything!

Gather Your Materials

Now, take those materials back. Hilarious, right?

Kidding aside, the first thing you need to do is to gather your materials. Making birthday cards may require you to use a lot of stuff, primarily if you aim to produce something beautiful.

Also, it is necessary to be as creative with the design as possible. Remember, you are doing your best to make your friend celebrate the best birthday!

If you are trying to create an ecard, have your device with you.

Add Some Design

After gathering your materials is time to design your happy birthday card.

You can put extra symbols or elements as much as you want. Here are some good stickers or images to add to your card.

  • Party Balloons
  • Flowers
  • Party Poppers
  • Special Candles
  • Love Doves
  • Symbolism for friendship (i.e., a pack of wolves).

This is the part when you need to awaken the creative person in you. It would be great if you also ask for help from family members or other people.

If you want to add something humorous, then that’s perfect! Make it a “funny birthday” for them than a “happy birthday.”

Write Your Message

For the last touch, write your message. The perfect card contains the most heartfelt messages from its writer.

Express your love for them and give them a reason to celebrate even better. Your greeting should sound special to them, the same way they are special to you.

Share with them your best birthday wishes. Tell them to have fun at the party. Whether a boy or a girl, it is best to greet them with a happy birthday with extra gifts and thoughtful efforts.

Remember, it is your friend’s special day. Send them your birthday card either through online platforms or by mail.

Wish them the most ideal life they are dreaming about. Your greeting should make not just their day but their entire lifetime.

Final Thoughts

Sending your warm wishes to a celebrant friend is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give them. Whether a card or a cake, your presence and effort make them the happiest person in the past, present, and future. Just remember, don’t forget to tell them to have a happy birthday!

Abir is a data analyst and researcher. Among her interests are artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing. As a humanitarian and educator, she actively supports women in tech and promotes diversity.

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