Send Greetings You Have Created Yourself
Even if you have decided that you'd rather not purchase a new card, you can still let your friend know you care by making your own funny birthday card. If you have a few basic paper ingredients, or even some cloth scraps, you can let your imagination go wild. Let it take you to new heights (or depths) of zaniness. Do you have a private joke you share? Can you think of a way to illustrate it?
One of these books below may help inspire you. Imagine the range of goofiness that you could make pop out of a card!
With a little direction, you could make some balloons, a cake with more candles than the birthday boy or girl would care to count, or even a helicopter pop out of the center of a folded piece of construction paper.
Err, you're right, construction paper can be a little flimsy for a pop up card. A good card stock would be better. Some glitter and a bit of glue comes in handy, too. What about that little mesh bag your onions came in? Would make a dandy net for a picture of a fisherman. And don't worry about a little stinging onion juice. Your friend is already in tears because you put the accurate number of candles on the pop out cake.
Speaking of fishermen, it's a good idea to think of something special your friend likes to do when you make that birthday card. If your friend is very young, he would appreciate the ball or the hockey stick or the ballet shoes you so carefully drew on old gift wrap and cut out and pasted on the card you made. An older friend would appreciate your work, too.
But don't forget, to make a funny birthday card you need jokes. Some people find jokes that make fun of a person for getting old funny. Some people don't. For the people who don't like to be made fun of, you may want to take a different approach. Animals doing funny things are usually a big hit.