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Birthday card messages

TavTav Registered User regular
edited September 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
It's my dad's birthday tomorrow and I have a blank card sitting there with no idea what to write on it. I can honestly never think of anything worth putting in them (Other than money) but I don't want to put "Have a great birthday" in a card for the umpteenth time.

So, H/A, make with the mushy crap and help me put something worth reading into the card.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    For my dad's last birthday I thanked him for always being there for me no matter what and let him know how lucky I felt to have a dad who I knew loved me unconditionally everyday. And I let him know that I appreciated everything he's done for me and that I love him very much.

  • CentipeedCentipeed Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I only ever buy cards which are blank inside, since having words put in my mouth by a card company means that I didn't really need to get a card in the first place.

    Even though I write all of my own messages, however, they're almost always silly. I bought my father a card for his sixtieth birthday, turned it upside down, and wrote "Congratulations on turning 9!" (Since the 60 on the front of the card would then read "09").

    I also bought him a card with a picture of a dog on the front, along with words reading "Just thought you should know...". I wrote "That this is a picture of a dog" on the inside.

    The last one had a bunch of pigs playing stick and hoop and other old fashioned games on the front, so I wrote "HA! Look at these pigs! They think they're people!" inside.

    My point being, you don't have to write something serious about his birthday. Write whatever you'd want to receive in a similar card, and he'll know it's from you instead of Hallmark.

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  • shutzshutz Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Just write:

    "I had to ask an Internet discussion forum full of geeks what I should write in this card, because I couldn't put into words how I feel about you, and all that you've done for me.

    I asked a bunch of strangers to tell me how to say what I couldn't say myself.

    That's how much I care!"

    Hmmm, reading it again, it sounds like I'm being sarcastic. I didn't mean it to come out that way, I actually think that this message could make for a funny but still heartfelt card.

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