Before your friend blows out the candles on the cake—no matter how many that may be—send some sweet wishes of your own with birthday cards in every flavor.
You wouldn’t get everyone in your life the same birthday present, so don’t settle for anything less than the perfect happy birthday card for your honoree. Start with a card featuring cake, macarons, or balloons in vivid colors and patterns that you’d never find at the party supply store. Those celebrating the fruits of adulthood can nip into more mature comestibles: whether that means bubbling champagne or darker liquors is up to you. You’ll even find a few free online birthday card options that let you save up for an extra round of IRL cocktails. Cards stamped in silver, rose gold, and gold foil make every birthday a milestone (we won’t guess which one). The wit can shine too, with funny birthday cards sure to bring a sparkle to your friend’s eye—perhaps a necessity as they look a big milestone birthday square in the face. Designs from Derek Blasberg and other humorists leave your sentiments wry and dry. For something truly unique to the two of you, our photo birthday cards let you use a snapshot as the backdrop to your fond wishes—a lovely memento of the previous year, and the many more to come. If you’re a label-conscious gift-giver, pick out a card from design luminaries and master stationers like kate spade new york and Mr. Boddington’s Studio. We’ll make it easier to deliver, too: with just a click or two through your online address book (which you can stock with contacts imported from your own e-mail accounts), you’re in easy reach of your friend’s best address.
Once you’ve chosen just the right card for your superannuated friend, use our online design tool to customize the wording and wrap up any lingering details with a figurative bow. If you’re including a favorite photo, you’ll be able to crop, color-filter, and apply any other last minute tweaks to the snapshot to make sure your birthday wish is picture-perfect. You can apply the same care to the accompanying text, too, with plenty of font and text color options as well as total control of the layout of your greeting.
If you can’t imagine giving a gift without an accompanying physical card—or if your recipient is a lover of printed tokens of affection—choose a design that’s available flat-printed or foil-stamped on card stock. Send along your best wishes for the years ahead with a single keepsake greeting custom-printed with your message. Should those wishes run a little longer than the space provided, a folded card leaves you extra room to handwrite a note, and makes for a truly stand-up addition to your pal’s dresser, vanity, or refrigerator door.
While we endeavor to make sending your birthday greetings a quick victory on your to-do list, we certainly understand the occasional oversight. Send a belated birthday card online if you’re behind the deadline—it’s the thought that counts, after all.