Someone I love very much just celebrated a big birthday! My Mama turned the big 6-0 on the weekend. It was only fitting that we make her a special homemade birthday card to commemorate the big event. And what does a Nana love just as much as homemade goodies, why little handprints of course.
One of the best financial perks of having kids (side note – it always makes my brother, the chartered accountant, laugh when I say something like this, because really – there are no financial benefits to having kids, loads of other benefits, but financially? Not so much)
Regardless, one of the best financial benefits (I still hear him chuckling in my head) has to be the homemade birthday cards! Good grief, have you seen the cost of cards lately? Well over $5 now. And with a great big family, for both me and John, I figure we are easily saving $100 on making our own homemade birthday cards!
Now, I am no chartered accountant (yep – my brother would laugh at that comment too) but I am all for saving $100!
More importantly, of course, is the sweet, thoughtful, adorable nature of giving homemade birthday cards. Wow, that was quite a tangent — not sure how I went from a sweet handprint birthday cake birthday card to chartered accountants. But I am back now.
So, lets talk adorable homemade birthday cards.
There are so many sweet birthday cards out there! So many, in fact, that I plan on doing a great big round up this week. Loads of homemade birthday card ideas right at our finger tips!
But in the meantime, I created this sweet little handprint birthday cake birthday card for my Mama.
It was super simple to make, I just painted Sammy’s hand like so:
His palm and thumb a pale pink, and each finger a bright colour for the candles. At the top of each finger I added a dot of yellow for the flame.
We then stamped it onto a piece of paper. I added some pretty ribbon I had at the top and bottom of his little palm print to sort of square up the cake a bit.
Next, I had Sammy paint Nana … child printing just makes this keepsake card so much more meaningful.
I was trying to think of something sweet to write inside the card. A play on the idea of this card being a birthday cake.
“Someone is sweet on you”
“Hoping your birthday is sweet”
“It’s sweet to have you in our lives”
“Your the frosting in our lives”
You get what I was going for. We settled on “Happy Birthday Nana! We love you.”
And that was it. Sweet and simple.
I will be back this week with some more amazing homemade birthday card ideas! In the meantime, be sure to check out this post on 50 Keepsake Worthy Handprint Art Ideas – most of those could be used in birthday cards.
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