Ideas & Funny Sayings for a Happy 21st Birthday Card

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Turning 21 is a big milestone for a young adult, but he or she really hasn''t fathomed all the responsibilities that comes along with this age. The majority of the young adults are looking forward to turning into the legal age of drinking, not realising the bills and worries that also come along with this age. Funny sayings and ideas for a 21st birthday card can point these responsibilities out by doing it lightly through humour.

Legal Age

"Welcome to the grown-up world of legal age. Experience life at its best with all your own bills, problems and worries. Happy Birthday."

This saying would work well on a card with a person sitting in front of a desk that is piled high with bills.

Have It All

"At 21 you can have it all---all the bills, problems and responsibilities of an adult."

On the front of the card, the person can be holding a glass of champagne and standing in front of a new sports car. Open the card and have the car turn into a old banged-up one with a boot on it from non-payment of parking tickets.

Takes the Fun Out of Drinking

"Now that you are 21 you no longer have to sneak that beer---which takes all the fun out of drinking."

On the front of the card the person can be in an empty field with friends sneaking a beer and happy. When you open it, he can be at a boring cocktail party.

Forbidden Fruit

"Now that you are of legal age for all the forbidden fruit---it no longer seems ripe."

The front of the card can display bottles of beer sparkling like diamonds. Open the card and you can have a man with a hangover around a pile of empty beer cans.

In a Hurry to Get There

"21 is the age of responsibility. Give it a few months and you will be wondering why you were in such a hurry to get here."

On the front you can have a picture of a man or woman breaking away from the changes of childhood. On the inside of the card you can have the same person pulling at his hair with the phone ringing from bill collectors and piles of bills on a table.

No More Hiding

"Now that you are 21 you can legally do all the things you have been doing since you were 16."

The card can show a man or woman coming out from behind the curtains on a stage as if they are breaking into the adult world for the first time.

The Only Thing You Haven't Done

"There is only one thing left to do on your 21st birthday that you have never done before---vote."

This can be on a card with a person standing in front of a voting machine.

Dog Years

"Feeling Old? You should be: You are 147 in dog years."

This saying can be on a card with a big dog who is lying down with a birthday hat on his head, looking very tired.

Magical Age

"21 is that magical age when suddenly all the things your parents taught you, whether you wanted to learn them or not, starts to look like pretty good information."

This can go on a card depicting a child plugging his ears while the parents are both pointing their finger and talking to him.

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