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A friend’s birthday is always fun, in part because we get to come up with some creative ways to celebrate. Don’t worry. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Sometimes the most enjoyable birthdays are born from simple creativity, or a simply creative birthday card. Here are some great creative birthday card ideas for a friend.

Fit the Birthday Card to the Event

Pink Scallop Birthday Card from Falling Leaf Card Co. Shop now!

One way to come up with a great creative birthday card idea is to figure out how your card can complement the larger birthday celebration. Where will you be? On a boat? At a concert or a dinner party? Will you be bringing a gift? If so, what? Does the party have an overall theme?

Let’s say you and some of your girlfriends are celebrating a birthday with a beach weekend. A card like our Pink Scallop Birthday Card would be a perfect fit for your friend: I hope your day is a blue-sky, soft-sand, calm ocean kind of day. Happy Birthday!

Scrapbook the Unforgettable

Triple Butterfly Birthday Card from Falling Leaf Card Co. Shop now!

Certain birthdays call for an unforgettable celebration. Maybe this will be the year you decide to try skydiving. Or maybe you and your closest friend will get matching butterfly tattoos. In these cases, a creative birthday card can be a great way to remember the event for years to come.

Of course, birthday cards are also a great way to celebrate the little everyday things about your friendship. If you and your friend love to go hiking, why not commemorate your friend’s birthday with a card featuring beautiful leaves or mountain landscapes? You could enclose a flower, leaf or other finding from the trail within the card. Whether the memory is big or small, get creative and make your birthday card a scrapbook keepsake.

Surprise Birthday Cards

Confetti Streamers Birthday Card from Falling Leaf Card Co. Shop now!

For some, the idea of a surprise party is thrilling. For others, not so much. But whether or not you’re planning an actual surprise party, you can always surprise your friends with a great birthday card. Even better? Incorporate the element of surprise into your card! Hide a card somewhere for them to find later and send a text to tip them off, like “Hey, I think my phone fell in between the cushions on your couch. Would you mind checking for me?” Or make your card into a fun scavenger hunt by writing a list of clues inside. This would be a great way to ease a more tentative friend into whatever surprise awaits after the final clue!

Long Distance Friends? Send a Birthday Card by Mail

Two Flower Birthday Card from Falling Leaf Card Co. Shop now!

It’s always a treat to receive a birthday card in the mail. Consider sending along some creative gifts with your card too. Most of us know about sending flower arrangements—but there are also services that allow you to ship cupcakes in jars or a box of balloons too! It can also be a great idea to browse the USPS stamp catalog to find the perfect addition to your friend’s birthday card. Whatever you choose to send, mailing a birthday gift is a great opportunity to follow up with a phone or Skype call to wish your friend a happy birthday.

Celebrate the Beauty of Friendship with Falling Leaf Card Co.

Want more creative birthday card ideas for your friends? At Falling Leaf, we believe friendship inspires endless creativity. Browse our full selection of beautiful, hand-painted birthday cards, and let’s celebrate together!