You officially have 32 days to shop for my birthday. I know that I told you I didn’t need anything, but who are we kidding? I’d like a lifetime supply of cheeseburgers, a trip to the Maldives (because the IRS took that dream away), and a new mansion for my cat. I mean, I’d live there too, but this is strictly for her. I always put her needs first.
After I eat the cheeseburgers in my mansion in the Maldives, I will send you a thank you card. Hopefully it arrives on time, I hear the Maldives postal system is a little slow. I will also send you a beautiful card for your birthday. I’ll probably buy it at the dollar store, but if you’re real lucky I’ll make one by hand. Or you’ll get this Birthday Banner Box. I mean, it is clearly much cooler than my lifetime supply of cheeseburgers (but it still needs some work to compete with the Maldives).
So one day, as I was cruising through Pinterest, I found this adorable free printable birthday banner from Whipperberry. How cool to be able to print/cut/hang this pretty banner for someone’s birthday? I automatically pinned it, and you should too. Because you never know when you’ll need a printable birthday banner at the last minute. Think co-workers, friends, husband…that way when you “forget” their birthday, you can pull out your handy-dandy birthday banner.
After I pinned it, I had an idea. What if I printed it really small, strung it on baker’s twine, and put it in a box? It could be a mini-banner, sent as a birthday card. I contacted Heather at Whipperberry to see if she would be okay with me giving you my mini-version, and she said yes! So before you open it, PLEASE check out her banner (and PIN IT!) first. Then you can open mine. And don’t you dare skip the steps.
To save/print the mini-banner, click here. You will also need to print the “Pull Me Tag.“After you cut it, use a mini-hole puncher to punch TWO holes in each letter. That may not seem important, but otherwise the letters move too much. String onto baker’s twine, and fill in small square box (Michael’s sells them for $.99). Currently these will cost $2.32 US to mail at USPS. So for $3.31 you have an adorable handmade birthday card!
So what do you think? Better than the $4.99 Hallmark cards?