How to make your own 40th birthday invitation

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How to make your own 40th birthday invitation
Making your own cards personalises your birthday invitations. (happy birthday image by Ewe Degiampietro from

Making your own 40th birthday invitations gives you the opportunity to exercise your creativity. Options for making your own birthday invitations include but are not limited to using an online greeting-card site. Design your own invitations, print them at home and send them out. While some site details vary, the process is fairly similar across sites.

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Things you need

  • Card stock
  • Printer
  • Coloured printer ink
  • Envelopes

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    Select an online invitation-maker website. Browse a site's available party invitations and choose the template that best fits how you feel about your 40th birthday. Keep in mind that you will be able to customise most, if not all of the elements of the original template.

    How to make your own 40th birthday invitation
    A birthday is an occasion to celebrate. (birthday party favours image by Photoeyes from
  2. 2

    Choose the size you want to make your 40th birthday invitations. The site will specify the size of paper or card stock you need for printing.

  3. 3

    Edit Your invitation text. The template gives you a layout. The content is all yours. This is your chance to announce your birthday party. Let your humour--and possibly your chagrin--about your lurking 40th shine through.

    How to make your own 40th birthday invitation
    There are many ways to say happy birthday. (happy birthday image by Deborah Durbin from
  4. 4

    Change the template's colours, background and font type to whatever you like. On some sites, such as Invitationland, you can see the colour and font changes as you scroll over the colour palette and fonts. Let your style come through. Your guests will see your signature in your invitations.

    How to make your own 40th birthday invitation
    Custom colours give invitations individuality. (ã‚«ã'©ã'¼ã‚¹ã'†ã‚£ã''ク image by saneyuki from
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    Create the invitation document. Print the finished product. If you have chosen a free service, you can print your 40th birthday party invitations without registering. If the invitation template is not free, you will need to register and pay before printing your invitations.

    How to make your own 40th birthday invitation
    A birthday invitation is an extension of the celebrant. (champagne illustration image by Cristina Cazan from

Tips and warnings

  • You can also use a computer software program to design your 40th birthday party invitations.

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