Today is my birthday (thank you, thank you). So in honor of my slow decay I've found six ridiculous birthday cards that are humorous, handmade and unexpected. I hope my friends and family are taking notes for next year.
1. Graphic Designer's Rant Card
I found the copywriter's birthday card on noisydecentgraphics.typepad.com. Designed by Ben Terrett, it's a hilarious take on the relationship between copy and design, all within the narrative of a birthday card.
2. Chinese Star Sign Birthday Cards
These cards are designed by U.K.-based designer Jack Hooker. They are kitschy, funky and incorporate the Chinese star signs. I was born in the Year of the Dog, so this image caught my eye!
3. The Lackadaisical Greeting
A perfect card to get for people who claim to "hate their birthdays." Available on akimbodesign's shop on etsy.com.
4. Throwback Decoder Card
5. Pun Intended
Who doesn't love a good pun? This card is just plain silly and the linocut design makes it feel really funky and homegrown. Available through starmagnolialino's etsy.com store.
6. Tiny cards
7. Pithy e-cards
For the best creative in electronic cards, I choose Someecards.com, which has old-timey illustrations and hilarious text. You can also build your own cards from scratch. This card in particular spoke to me.