Friday, April 13, 2012

How To Choose The Most Appropriate Birthday Card For The Special People On Your List

There is a birthday somewhere 365 days of the year and the most traditional way of acknowledging someone on their special day is with a birthday card. Birthday cards come in all shapes, sizes, types and messages. You can find cards ranging from comical to romantic, sappy to sexy and everything in between. Cards are appropriate for people of all ages from their first birthday until their last. Almost everyone enjoys getting a well chosen card on their birthday.

Birthday cards can be found in a variety of themes. You can locate a birthday cards that specify the child's age from one to eighteen. After that you will find birthday cards that specify the landmark ages, such as age twenty-one, thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy, and eighty. Other themes range from "over the hill" to the character cards for children such as Princesses, Cars, Aladdin, and any variety of children's movie and television favorites. Some of these birthday cards are pop-ups, and some of them are musical. Disney birthday cards are always a lot of fun to open, read, and play with again and again. It's almost like another gift! More adult themes for birthday cards include sexy women, alcohol, or crude gestures. The ideas usually range from encouraging the birthday boy or girl to live it up on their special day, something to indicate that they aren't getting older, but only getting better or in some cases poking fun at the aging process.

Two other types of birthday card that are popular for the giver who either doesn't have time to shop or doesn't know what to buy the recipient are the cards designed to hold a cash or check gift and those specifically made to hold a gift card. Gift cards can be purchased at almost every retailer these days and the gift card holders are usually free, bonus!

You can easily find a birthday card to suit any taste or budget. You can buy them at the grocery, department or drug store as well as specialty card shops such as Hallmark or even the local dollar store. You can even find great birthday cards online. These can be ordered in print individually, in bulk, or in variety packs for all your birthday needs. Another idea is the e-card which allows you to send birthday cards electronically through email. There are many websites that allow you to pick your general birthday card and add your own message to the birthday card. You can even send musical and animated birthday cards. While many of these services are free, they usually require registration and some designs are for paying members only.

Another option that is rediscovering popularity is the hand made birthday card. You can find handmade birthday cards at flea markets and craft shows or take a class and make them yourself. You can also occasionally find handmade birthday cards at wholesale clubs like Sam's Club and Costco. You may think that handmade birthday cards are expensive, but really they can be quite reasonable. You can often find boxes of handmade birthday cards for around ten to thirty dollars.

The birthday card is just a small token of your feelings, but it means a lot to the person who receives it. With the abundant styles, types, messages and delivery options of birthday cards available today you are sure to find the perfect birthday card for your son, daughter, grandchild, spouse, or other friend or family member.

Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about cards as well as specialty gifts [] at []

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