If you are looking to surprise a Korean friend on her birthday, make her a Korean birthday card. Use traditional Korean cultural objects to decorate your card and please your friend with your knowledge of Korean culture. Use coloured and textured card stock to make the card and either print or draw and paint images on the front of the card. Use Korean doll images for girls or tae kwon do images for martial arts fans. Write the birthday message in Hangul, which is the language of Korea.
Fold the card stock sheet in half to make the card.
Draw a Korean doll on the front of the card, painting it in suitable colours. Leave some space above the doll image to write the birthday message. Alternately, draw or paint a tae kwon do costume on the front of the card, making the costume white with a black belt. You can also draw a Hibiscus flower on the card, since it is the national flower of South Korea.
Write "saeng-il chukha-hamnida" for a formal message or "saeng-il chukha-haeyo" for a more casual and informal message on the front of the card. Alternately, you can write these messages inside along with your friend's name and only write "Happy Birthday" on the front.
Write additional messages inside the card if desired.
Decorate the card using red, blue and white since they are the colours of the Korean flag.
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- Decorate the card using red, blue and white since they are the colours of the Korean flag.