Choosing the perfect birthday card for that special someone can be a daunting task. If ready-made cards just can't express your sentiments, why not create your own?
Making birthday cards is easier than you think. With a little creativity and minimal supplies, you can create a meaningful card that will be treasured forever.
Don't know where to start? Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
With online photo specialty websites like Shutterfly and Snapfish, making birthday cards with photos is a cinch. Choose from hundreds of decorative borders and phrases, or customize with your own design and sentimental verse. If you don't have access to the Internet, visit a photo kiosk or make your own photo birthday card by printing images stored on your computer.
Transform plain cardstock or pre-made, blank cards into exquisite birthday cards by embellishing with ribbon, lace, sequins, dried flowers, shells, or any other adornments around the house. Use a fountain pen to inscribe a personalized verse or saying inside. If handwriting isn't your strong suit, type your verse in Word using an elaborate font, print on decorative paper, and affix to the inside of the card.
Many generous hobbyists have uploaded birthday card templates to the Internet, available for free download or a nominal cost. For a special touch, print on cardstock or decorative paper.
Handmade birthday cards can be a gift in and of themselves if they're created with sentimentality in mind. This year, show how much you care-while saving money-by making birthday cards for all of the special people in your life.