You could buy a man's birthday card at the drugstore or card store, but a homemade card is much more personal. When you make a birthday card yourself, you can include the recipient's favourite things. You may already own all the supplies you need and you're only limited by your imagination and your knowledge of the recipient. A computer and printer can help, but you can make a birthday card without them if you choose.
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Things you need
- Computer with Internet access
- Coloured pencils
Gather the images you want to put on the card. You can download and print free clip art, cut images out of magazines or use photographs of you and the recipient. Keep in mind the man's interests as you collect images. A sport fanatic would appreciate an image of his favourite athlete. Beer connoisseurs would enjoy pictures from ads for microbrewed beers. Car lovers would love a picture of the latest sports car.
Cut and fold the cardstock to fit into your envelope.
Glue the images you gathered onto the front and inside of the card. Leave room for text and don't add so many images that the card looks too crowded.
Add text to the front of the card with markers or by gluing on words that you cut out of a newspaper or magazine. The front of the card should display a message such as "Happy Birthday!" or "Happy 40th Birthday!"
Handwrite a message to the recipient on the inside of the card.
Tips and warnings
- You can add embellishments to your card, such as stickers and glitter, but most men prefer a simpler look.
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