Create Digital & Printable Happy Birthday Cards

Personalized happy birthday cards make everyone's special day even more special.

Convenient Digital & Printable Birthday Cards

With so many birthdays to remember throughout the year, it can be tough to get to the store on time and find the perfect card. However, seeing the joy that a birthday greeting card can bring makes the extra effort of sending a birthday card totally worth it. Creatacard™ online card templates allow you to add your own unique message and upload your favorite photos. What’s even better, you’re less likely to forget to pick up a card when you can easily send or print a free birthday card from home!

How to Make Printable Birthday Cards at Home

With a 7-day trial, you can select the perfect printable birthday card design from our fun, festive selection of free birthday cards to print at home. Follow these quick and easy steps to create your printable birthday card in minutes:

  1. 1. Choose a card template from the birthday card maker and add a personalized message, pictures and your signature.
  2. 2. Preview your card. When you’re completely satisfied, select “Share or Print” and then “Print.”
  3. 3. Purchase a gift card (redeemable via printable QR code) or print your card without one.
  4. 4. Prepare your printout. When you’re ready to print, a pop-up window will display options like the card fold, single or double-sided printing and printer feed type. Make selections and click the “Continue” button.
  5. 5. Check browser settings.An additional message will appear with reminders on how to fix headers and footers, scale and adjust margins. Need more guidance? Here you can also view our recommended print settings FAQ (opens a new window). Review and click “Print Page 1” when you are ready.
  6. 6. Print. On this screen you will choose your printer, number of copies, layout and more. Repeat this step to “Print the Inside” of your card. (As an alternative, you can save the pages as PDF files and take them to your local printer. It’s a great option if you have many birthday cards to print or want to access a higher-quality machine.)

See how easy it is to make a printable birthday card today when you start a 7-day free trial membership.

Other Way to Say Happy Birthday

By sending your loved ones a customized birthday card, you're sure to brighten their day! American Greetings also offers birthday ecards, if you need to send an online birthday greeting card in a flash! Be sure to check out all our other great birthday products and inspiration as well.

Add a Gift to Your Creatacard™ Birthday Cards

When sending your happy birthday card by email, you will have the bonus option of adding a gift card! Here’s how to attach it to your digital card:

  • When you are finished customizing your card, select “Share or Print,” and then “Send Via Email.”
  • Below the address fields at the bottom of the page, you will see a section titled, “Add a Gift Card to This Ecard.”
  • Click on the box with pictures of gift cards and hit the button that says, “Add a Gift Card and Send.” Here you can pick out an egift card from a variety of awesome places!
  • Then choose the value of the gift card and enter your payment information.
  • Confirm your total and click “Send Ecard With Gift Card.”
  • When the lucky recipient picks up their Creatacard™, they’ll also receive a link to redeem their egift card in person or online! 

Happy Birthday Messages: What to Write in A Birthday Card

A great way to show that you care about friends, family and even co-workers is to personalize their birthday card with a message of your own. For example, you could add words that are:

  • Short and sweet: Hope all your birthday wishes come true!
  • Complimentary: Your birthday is the perfect time to remind you what a wonderful person you are.
  • Humorous and fun: This day will forever be awesome because it’s yours! Happy Birthday!
  • Quotable: “We turn not older with years, but newer every day.” — Emily Dickinson

For more helpful writing tips and examples, visit our inspiration page titled, “What to Write in a Birthday Card & Birthday Wishes.”