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Make this birthday extra special by creating a personalised birthday card for your recipient. Design a card that’s one of a kind and that the birthday person in question will want to hold onto forever. Explore our professionally designed templates to get you inspired, then choose one to remix and customise. When you’re done, download your design to share instantly or print it out to stick by post. It’s as easy as choosing a template, customising and sharing.
1. COVID-19 themed birthday card.
Global pandemics make birthdays a little more challenging. Bring joy to the birthday person in question during these times with a card that finds a silver lining in it all. Make it personalised and supportive or create something silly that reminds us that a birthday is an incredible day to celebrate, no matter what.
2. Feature a kind birthday wish.
Make the focus of your card come from the heart. Write out a birthday greeting that sounds authentic to you and will resonate with your recipient. You can choose a phrase or sentence with a theme that can be echoed in the rest of your design.
3. Make them laugh with a funny design.
Bring a smile to your recipient’s face with a dose of humour. Upload a hilarious photo of the birthday person with a silly caption. Or, feature a popular meme on your design or create your meme using a picture of the recipient. Or enjoy exploring our premade templates that come packed with humour in them.
4. Highlight a favourite photo.
Upload one or more of your favourite photos of the birthday person. Make the full photo screen, create a photo collage or drop in a picture to add borders and filters to it. There are unlimited ways to showcase your images in your birthday card design.
5. Photo collages with memories.
Use a specific group of photos to highlight a special event in the past year. Or, take pictures at the birthday party, then turn them into a photo collage to commemorate the celebration. Add icons, animations, filters and much more to create a fun and festive collage.
6. Showcase a year in review.
Turn your birthday card into a souvenir. Add photos from the previous year to honour some of your favourite memories together. You can caption your images with dates and anecdotes from each shot.
7. Use an image for the background.
Upload your image or select a festive stock photo from the Adobe Express library. Pin the image to the background, then add graphic and text elements on top. You can add filters to the image or add effects such as blurring to make the photo blend in with the overall design.
8. Say happy birthday with a text.
Keep it clean and simple. Send a straightforward message that will mean the most to your recipient. Start with a birthday greeting, then complement it with a personalised note that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
9. Showcase their age in the artwork.
All birthdays are monumental, but some numbers carry more meaning than others. Use a landmark number such as 10, 16, 18, 21, 40, 50 etc., to serve as your card's main design. Spice it up with colours, patterns or even turning the numbers into candles.
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