Although birthday cards usually get more attention from the female population, men appreciate a good-quality card just as much on their birthday. Creating a personalised card lets your man know that you went the extra mile to think of him on his special day. Birthday cards can be simple to make with basic supplies and some good ideas.
Cards for Dad
A birthday card for dad can be a gift in itself. Fold a piece of construction paper in half and have your child dip her hand in paint. The child can either paint a design with her fingers or simply decorate the front of the card with her hand print. Have the child write a message or draw a picture for dad on the inside of the card.
Cards for Sports Fans
If your man is a sports fan, consider making him a sports-themed card for his birthday. If football is his game, glue together two sheets of paper that correspond with his favourite team's colours. Decorate the outside of the card with stickers, team slogans or a picture of his favourite player. The inside of the card could be a good place for a tiny pocket to hold tickets to see his favourite team.
Cards for Car Guys
Create a card for your man that pays tribute to both his birthday and his favourite car. Cut out magazine clippings of his favourite car or even a photo of him in his own car and glue it to the front of a sheet of card stock. Write a clever message like, "Your car might lose value with age, but your value grows every year!"
Over the Hill Cards
Most men appreciate a good laugh, especially on their birthday. Poking fun at a man's age in a harmless way is a good way to bring a smile to the birthday boy's face. Create a card with an antique picture on the front and a silly message on the inside suggesting that it was taken of him. You can also make jokes about driving slower or senior specials and discounts. Be careful not to let the jokes become too personal as they may be offensive.