How to Make a Birthday Card for a 70 Year Old

Written by natalie baker
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How to Make a Birthday Card for a 70 Year Old
It is simple to create a special homemade card for a 70th birthday. (happy birthday image by Ewe Degiampietro from

A homemade birthday card often carries more sentiment than a commercial one. A 70th birthday is an opportunity to send a meaningful card to a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle. The theme of your card may vary depending upon your relationship with the recipient and personality. For those with a good sense of humour you can include growing older jokes. Alternatively, if the card is for a grandparent who has shown you lots of love and support over the years, this is your opportunity to do something thoughtful to thank them.

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Things you need

  • Construction paper
  • Photograph
  • Pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Pencil

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  1. 1

    Fold a piece of construction paper in half. Use whatever colour construction paper you like to create a portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) birthday card.

  2. 2

    Write your message on the inside of the card. For a humorous card, create a funny poem. Alternatively, include seven things that you love about the recipient, one for every decade of their life. Another option is to write a brief statement in calligraphy pen such as "Look who is 70!" or "Happy Birthday." If you prefer, you could type the words on to a word processor, print them out and stick them on the card.

  3. 3

    Draw an image on the front of the card, such as false teeth for a humorous card. For a simple design, write the number "70" in pencil, cover with glue and add glitter. If you are more artistic, draw a picture that relates to the recipient's hobby such as fishing or watching sports. If you want, you can glue a family photograph on the front of the card,or a photograph of the recipient when they were much younger. If you can not find any relevant photographs, cut out images from a book a magazine that represent the era they were born and use these for decoration instead.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not stress over any imperfections on your card, it actually adds the charm of a homemade birthday card. Experiment and have fun to create something personal.

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