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Customizable Birthday Cards for All Ages

By Melanie Doncas | Inspiration

With a million things on your to-do list on any given day, it’s understandable that you may forget a loved one’s birthday here or there. Rather than rushing to the supermarket at the last minute, however, what if you could whip up a customized card in just minutes – without leaving the house?

With BeFunky’s Birthday Card Maker, you can access tons of pre-designed birthday card templates that are fully customizable to suit your needs. It doesn’t matter what age, theme, or color scheme you’re looking to incorporate in your card. Simply choose your favorite template, swap in a fun photo, and switch up the text. Keep reading because we’re going to show you how!

How to Customize a Birthday Card Using BeFunky

To create your own personalized birthday card, head to the Birthday Card Maker. This will take you straight to the wide selection of pre-designed birthday card templates.

Step 1: Choose Your Birthday Card Template

Start by selecting the birthday card design that takes your fancy, keeping in mind that you can change it to suit anything you have in mind! Click Use This Template to start customizing.


Step 2: Swap Out the Existing Photo

Click on the existing image you wish to change, then select Replace from the Image Properties menu. This will allow you to replace the existing image with one from your computer.

replace image

Alternatively, you can click on the Image Manager tab (the top icon) in the menu on the left and upload all the photos you'll be using in your design. Once uploaded, the images will appear as thumbnails that you can drag and drop over the existing images in the template to replace them.

Step 3: Edit the Existing Text

Next, we’re going to edit the template’s existing text to reflect your custom birthday card’s details. To do this, simply double-click on a text box and begin typing whatever you want it to say. When you click on a text box, a Text Properties menu appears. From here, you can easily adjust elements such as the Font, Size, Text Color, Spacing, and more.

change text

Step 4: Add New Graphics

BeFunky also gives you access to a whole library full of fun graphics. To access these, navigate to Graphics in the main menu on the left, followed by Search Graphics. Just click to select the graphics you wish to use, and these will be added to your Image Manager, from which you can just drag and drop them onto your design.


Alternatively, you can also insert graphics from your own files by clicking Computer.

Want to delete an existing graphic within your template? Simply click on it, then hit Delete on your keyboard.

Step 5: Edit Your Graphics

You can also edit any graphic, if you wish, by selecting it with your mouse and a Graphic Properties menu appears. You can change the Color Overlay by clicking on the adjacent color swatch. This lets you choose a color from the Color Palette, type in the color’s specific HEX Code, or use the Eyedropper Tool to select a color already present in your design.

change color overlay

Step 6: Save Your Birthday Card

Once you’re happy with how your custom birthday card looks, it’s time to save it. Click on Save at the top of the screen, followed by Computer. We recommend saving your birthday card as a PDF file in Print quality, as this will save your design in the highest quality for printing.

save design

Don’t forget to use the Save as Project feature too if you wish to come back to your template at a later date!

Inspiration for Birthday Cards for All Ages

Looking for some additional DIY birthday card ideas before you customize your own? Here are three different ways we customized the same birthday card template – each with a distinct theme and age!

5-Year-Old Dinosaur Lover

A kid’s birthday card calls for fun, not to mention a custom theme that’s suited to their current obsession! With this birthday card design, we simply swapped out the photo for one featuring our recipient, then switched up the text, graphics, and color scheme to match the dino theme. In merely minutes, we had created a whole new look!

dinosaur lover birthday card

25 and No Longer on Mom and Dad's Insurance

When it comes to birthday cards, don’t be afraid to inject some humor – especially if the recipient likes to have a laugh. For this birthday card template, we not only customized the imagery, text, and color scheme to suit a 25-year-old, but also featured a personal joke from mom and dad too.

insurance birthday card

45 and Blessed With Abundance

This beautiful birthday card design shows us that even the smallest of tweaks can produce an entirely different card. Suitable for a 45-year-old woman who considers herself to be blessed with abundance, this customized card is sure to live on her mantel for months to come.

abundance birthday card

Celebrate With a Custom Birthday Card

Forget generic store-bought cards that lack personality. With BeFunky’s Birthday Card Maker, creating a customized card for your loved ones is both quick and easy! All it takes is a few subtle adjustments and you’ll have a personalized card they’ll love – no trip to the supermarket necessary.

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