I often find it astonishing the lengths individuals go through in order to satisfy someone by buying them an expensive birthday present. They often find rare, extravagant, and hard-to-find gift items for a loved one's birthday. And then they wrap them up in lovely ornate wrapping paper. which often can be as expensive as the gift!
Nonetheless, with all this effort people put into the gift, they then include a signed store-bought birthday card with it. It is astounding how uncommon an art it is to make a unique birthday card.
It is actually quite simple to create a birthday card. Plus it shows the birthday person how much you really care for them.
Virtually any type of material can be used to make a birthday card. One grand idea is to use textured recycled paper. Then again, you can use fabric or cloth to make a card; you are not limited to paper or cardboard.
There are many choices on what to use, limited only by your imagination. But the main idea is adding your own personal touch that will let the birthday person know that you find them extra special.
One thing to consider first, when making a birthday card, is who the card is for. That is, what taste do they have in their clothes, and how they decorate where they live, and their interests. Take me for instance. I like music, mostly oldies, so giving me a card shaped like an old record would be really neat. Or even made out of an old record, with a special birthday label on it, boy would I like that.
Anyways the point is that it would be special if you made your own birthday card for that person you love. And signing it with a message showing how you care would mean a great deal to them, perhaps more than an expensive present would do.