Why not make a candy bar card like the ones my friend Angie makes?
"Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby'
has never tried taking candy from a baby".
Handmade birthday greetings are fun to make, and sometimes a special occasion just demands a little more effort than usual. For this greeting, the 'extra effort' involved is the creative part where you make up a saying for your candy bar card. Then your recipient gets to eat chocolate. Everybody wins!
I thought this was a perfect idea for our good friend Bob. I was also glad to find that he could take a joke. I always thought he could but it was nice to see him reacting favorably to his special collection of treats and a special, corny story made up just for him.
In case you cannot read what I wrote from the picture, here's the message:
We know you need a BOOST now the CRUNCH(ie) has come and you have reached that (Cherry)RIPE old age of 60, so here’s some advice. Take some TIME OUT to DREAM. Go on PICNICS with the (Turkish) DELIGHTful love of your life. Be (Cara)MELLOW and try not to FLAKE when out with friends.
Happy Birthday to our OLD FAVOURITE friend. Have a CADBURY DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE day!
Love from Colin & Susan XXX"
You could spend a lot more time on your candy bar card and decorate it with any number of other items, or place it in a frame, or cover the Styrofoam with coloured cardstock first, or print out your message on coloured paper, in fact you could dress it up with any other embellishments of your choice.
Of course, you can use this idea to make other special occasions more fun. Why not make a sweet, spectacular greeting for one of these reasons:
Here's an example message I made up with some American chocolates for you to play with if you want to make Father's Day card:
"I'd have to go to MARS to find a Dad like you. Ever since I was a BABE (Ruth) you always TAKE 5 to BOOST me up when I am down. You're a TOP DECK kind of Dad!"
See how your imagination is a useful skill in card-making? You are sure to create a talking point at any celebration with this idea.
Whatever you make, be sure your friend does get the chocolates though and not just the empty wrappers. If you are a chocoholic like me, it's a bit of a challenge not to eat the chocolates as you go. Lol!If you make a candy bar card, will you let me know about it by putting a link to it here for me to see? Or telling me about the saying you made up? Thanks! You can also ask for advice about how to use a particular candy bar here. I may even save your creation to my Pintrest Board
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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