There’s no day more special than a birthday. Whether your baby niece is turning one or your bestie is having her 30th birthday party, every birthday is a milestone worth celebrating. What better way to express your affection to a friend or loved one than with a thoughtful and personalized card? Here are some of this month’s prettiest and most creative birthday cards to help you express your love — or your sense of humor.
1. Amy Heitman Little Deer Birthday Card ($5): Handmade, pretty AND with a play on words (our fave), this deer-themed birthday card is full of charm. Whether for a tot or a BFF with whimsical style, the recipient is sure to love this one.
2. Amy Heitman HAPPYBDAY Card ($5): Simple yet sweet, this unique handmade card is especially festive. The pretty illustration would work for just about anyone.
3. Diamond Cake Happy Birthdrake Card ($5): Everyone’s got a friend who loves Drake. You know who we mean — the one who listens to “Hotline Bling” on repeat and for a long time used the Drizzy app to reply to your texts solely through Drake lyrics. Yup, that friend. Get cheeky and give her this fun “birthdrake” card that’s sure to make her smile.
4. Oh Happy Day Printable Birthday Candle Pull-Card (Free!): It doesn’t get more creative than this printable pull-card that transforms into a “Make a Wish” candle. Plus, who doesn’t love DIY stationery? Just download and print, then follow the instructions for a birthday greeting with a twist.
5. Rifle Paper Co. Mariachi Birthday Card ($5): It’s difficult to pick just one card from Rifle Paper Co., but you can never say no to gold foil accents and the Mexican-inspired festivity of a mariachi band. Get an entire set of eight for just $16.
6. Shannon Kirsten Eat Cake Birthday Card ($5): Delicate desserts mixed with Marie Antoinette — this birthday card is for the loved one whose personal style takes after les Français. It’s hand illustrated by one of our favorite artists, so there’s little chance this unique card will get lost in the shuffle.
7. Sloth Belated Birthday Card ($6): Whether life or work made you miss their birthday, this elegantly illustrated card with a sloth on it (!!!) will make up for the delay.
8. Drawn and Colored Constellation Birthday Card ($5): This one’s written in the stars. For avid stargazers or the girl who reads her horoscope on the daily, the hand-illustrated constellation card is a perfect match.
9. Rifle Paper Co. Sorbet Birthday Card ($5): This one’s almost too pretty to give away. The colorful watercolor motif in a sorbet palette is both artistic and eye-catching.
10. May the Fork Be With You Birthday Card ($6): The force is strong with this one. We’ve been obsessed with Star Wars lately for a number of reasons (like this themed wedding!), and we couldn’t think of a better homage to all the awesome Star Wars fans out there. Bonus: This card’s made of recycled paper, making it environmentally friendly.
11. Julie Ann Art Happy You Were Born Card ($5): Nobody minds a little honesty once in a while, so for their special day, tell ’em how you really feel. You’ll be sure to get a smile (and maybe even a hug) for whatever heartfelt or hilarious note you leave on the inside.
Which birthday card would you send to a loved one? Tweet us @BritandCo!