How to Word a 6th Birthday Card

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How to Word a 6th Birthday Card
A 6-year-old may be able to read his own birthday card. (David Woolley/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Writing a birthday card to a 6-year-old is a simple task, but some guidance can help you make the most impact possible. Six-year-olds may be just learning to read, and may take on the task of reading their own cards for the first time, whereas Mom and Dad may have read their cards to them on past birthdays. To make the task simpler for the little one, you can word the card in a basic way that can be easily understood by a 6-year-old child.

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Things you need

  • Birthday card
  • Pen

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  1. 1

    Write the date of the birthday in the upper right hand corner. A 6-year-old will know his birth date and can take pride in recognising the date.

  2. 2

    Write "Dear" followed by the child's name at the top left hand corner, above where the printed text of the card is located. A child's name is one of the first things he learns how to write in school, so he'll be able to recognise his name.

  3. 3

    Write the body of your message under the printed text of the birthday card. Use simple language that won't be too difficult for a kindergarten-age child. For example: "Hope you have a fun birthday party!"

  4. 4

    Sign the card with your name, using print instead of cursive, which a 6-year-old probably can't understand yet.

  5. 5

    Place the card in its envelope and write the child's name on the front of the envelope. Write only the child's first name, as the full name might be too formal for a child.

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