How to Make Birthday Cards Using Microsoft Word

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How to Make Birthday Cards Using Microsoft Word
Create a birthday card in Word. (birthday tag image by Renata Osinska from

You want to create a special birthday card for a friend, but don't know where to begin. You can customise the card in Microsoft Word by adding your own poetry, inserting a photograph of a fun memory and changing the fonts and colours. Thanks to Word's templates, you don't have to start from scratch. You can complete the birthday card in a short period of time. Simply use a theme you like, add your personal touch and print the card.

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Things you need

  • Computer with Microsoft Word
  • Printer

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  1. 1

    Select "File" and "New" from the toolbar.

  2. 2

    Type "Birthday card" into the template search box, then press "Enter." Select a link to load the preview screen in Word. Pick the template or scroll through the templates until you find one you want to use.

  3. 3

    Delete any images you don't want by selecting the image and pressing the "Delete" key.

  4. 4

    Click on "Insert" and "Picture." Then pick the location of the new image you want to insert, choose your image file and double-click it. The image will be inserted.

  5. 5

    Select the image on your page. The "Picture" toolbar will appear.

  6. 6

    Select the "Text Wrapping" button and choose "Tight." A green rotate button will appear just above the image.

  7. 7

    Rotate the image to the direction you want it to appear. If you're replacing an image on the top, left section of the card page, turn the image until it's upside down.

  8. 8

    Customise the card to read, "Happy Birthday," then press the "Enter" key and type in your friend's name. Double-space and add a custom birthday message, note or poem.

  9. 9

    Change the text colours, style or font by selecting the text you want to update. Then select the font, size, style or colour button from the "Formatting" toolbar.

  10. 10

    Save the birthday card by clicking on "File" and "Save." To print the card, select "File" and "Print." Then fold the printout, so the primary image displays in front.

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