Cards are a nice gesture. Handmade cards are an extension of the heart. That’s why it’s our family tradition to make homemade birthday cards. When making our cards, I like to inspire my children with different techniques. Then, when they are creating on their own, they will use the techniques to make something totally unique.
This homemade birthday card is simple:
Fold your paper or card stock in half to make your card base. Have your children cut scrapbooking paper into a large rectangle for a birthday cake and small strips for candles. Glue down your pieces to make a birthday cake. Have your children “frost” the cake and “light” the candles with glitter glue. Finally, use stencils or just write your birthday message.
I loved making these cards with my children because they weren’t just meaningless crafts that you want to throw away right after they’re done. Not only was I excited to hang them up, but it also created an opportunity to talk about expressing our love for others and being generous.
Making lots of handmade birthday cards also makes remembering birthdays a breeze. We can do a few month’s worth of cards in advance and have them addressed and ready to go. We simply put them in a special drawer with some of our best crafts that we send to people on their birthday.