Printable 1st Birthday Cards

On this page you can select from a lot of free printable 1st birthday cards with cute motives.

Not invitations, there will be other pages with those. This page is with Happy Birthday Cards, all ready to be printed and send, maybe with a personal greeting from you.
These printable cards make it easy for you to find a birthday card to send to the child’s 1st birthday, and it will be a convenient for you to download and print these birthday cards you can get for free.

Birthday cards for children can be simple, and that is the best thing about these printable kids birthday cards: they’re simple and easy to work with. You can make these cards without having to spend a single cent.

Click or right-click the card, then the original card will pop up. When you print the card with 300 dpi (a really good quality)  the size of all these cards is approx. 4 x 5,5  inches (10 x 12,6 cm)

These cards can be downloaded for free, but only for private use, thank you!

A card for a child’s 1st birthday doesn’t come much more cute than this one.
Two adorable kittens with red hearts tied to their bow.



If you want to add some elements to these cards, simply open them (after downloading them) in a photo editing program (like Paint, GIMP or Adobe Photoshop), then add the elements that you want for your card, and save them as a PDF file. After saving them, send them to the printer and enjoy your beautiful birthday card.

A cute but tough little pirate:

Pirate birthday card


These cards are easy to work with, and they will save you a lot of time on making your own cards by hand. You won’t have to worry about arts and crafts skills (or the lack of them), as you can easily download and edit these cards below with even a simple computer program like Paint.

Here is a printable birthday card with a cute kitten sending a birthday card. Or maybe the kitten is receiving the card?

kitten birthday card


Next come two free printable birthday cards, one with red colors, one with blue.
As you might have guessed the first one is meant to be send to a girl, the other one to a boy, but of course you can choose to do otherwise.
The motive is a cozy teddy bear with a balloon with stars, and a text that says: Happy Birthday.
Both these cards are 4 x 6 in.

Teddy bear birthday card


Happy birthday card


A train bringing a Happy Birthday greeting and presents.
There is room in the cloud to write a funny greeting or maybe make a drawing.

birthday train
Again a couple of cards where I have made them i red and blue colors, if you like to these colors to fit with the birthday child’s gender.

On both these cards there is place for a written greeting, either by hand or written on the computer.
These two cards are 4 x 6 in.

1st Birthday card greeting


Birthday card for girl




A cute little poem for the birthday child. Also a pink rabbit and a butterfly.

Cute 1st birthday card


Where to Find Free Birthday Cards (apart from here:-))

If you are going to spend some time looking for cards on other sites, it is highly recommended that you use the Google search engine to do so. Google has the best resources of all the search engines, and you can easily find what you are looking for by doing a search for “free printable birthday cards”.
You will be presented with a long list of birthday cards that you can download and print out for free, and these cards will be easy to work with.

If you want to make your own custom card, you would do well to go a Google search in the regular search engine.
You can find a number of websites like this one with features that allow you to make your own free printable birthday cards that you can download and print out. If you want to keep the birthday card simple, you can do a search through Google Images to get great images of a few simple cards you can print out and fill in easily.

One motive that always goes well with a birthday card is the number of the birthday childs age.

Take a look at this card with a giraffe where the head and neck of the giraffe is shaped as a “1”:

Giraffe birthday card


How to Make Birthday Cards

If you want to make your own birthday cards, you can do so fairly easily using Microsoft Word. To begin, you will need to choose the color of the card’s background by navigating to the Review tab and clicking “Background Color”.

Once you have chosen the background color, add a text box with borders, and fill in the box with text. Add a picture or two that fit the theme, add any decorative touches that you want, and save the card as a PDF file. Print out the card and see if it fits your needs, and as simple as that you can have your own free printable birthday cards with hardly any effort.

Working in MS Word to create these printable kids birthday cards is quite easy, as you can whip up the cards in a matter of minutes. They won’t be anywhere near as complicated or elegant as the free online birthday cards that you can find by doing a Google search, but they will serve your purpose nicely if you just want a simple card. Microsoft Publisher is easier to work with and will make more complex cards, but it is a program that is a bit more difficult to learn. Microsoft Word makes it easier to work with, but the cards will be simpler.

Here comes some 1st Birthday cards with cute little kittens:

Kitten birthday card



Kitten in a swing


Where to Find Graphics for Free Printable Birthday Cards

If you are trying to find good graphics to add to the cards, you would do well to check out the following sites:

Microsoft Office Online – This website is the official online repository for all of the extra content that you can get via Microsoft Word or Publisher. You can find all sorts of great clip art and fun graphics on the site, and it can save you a lot of time to check through all of the content on this site to see if you can find what you need.

Clips Ahoy – This site contains a lot of different free graphics that you can download and use for your printable birthday cards, and they are easily downloaded with the simple click of a few buttons. You can navigate through the categories and check out the hundreds of different graphics to find exactly what you want for your child’s birthday card.

Avery – On this site, you can find a lot of high quality graphics and clip art images that you can download for free. However, in order to download the graphics, you will need to register with the site. The process doesn’t take a long time, and it is worth it to get your hands on the top notch graphics available on the many pages of the site.

Working with clip art will make it easy for you to personalize the free printable birthday cards that you have made. Once you have downloaded the PDF file of the birthday card that you have made online, you can then open it in one of the many editor programs that will allow you to add pictures and graphics. Not only will it make it more colorful, but it can make your birthday card unique for your little one’s special day.

1st birthday card white kitten

Selecting Cool Fonts for Birthday Cards

One of the best things about using these printable birthday cards is that you can have fun altering them at will. You can get the printable card downloaded to your hard drive, and then you can proceed to change the pictures, fonts, colors, and anything else you want (you will need to know how to use a photo editing program like Photoshop).

If you are interested in editing the free printable birthday cards, you may find that fun fonts can be the way to go. Microsoft Word and Publisher come with a number of fonts integrated into the software, but you may want to change the fonts to mix things up a bit. You can find a number of sites where you can download free fun fonts for the free printable birthday cards to add a bit of spice. Check out:

  • Billy Bear’s Fonts for Kids
  • Fonts for Kids

These sites will give you lots of great fonts that you can add to your child’s birthday card to make it much more fun, and they are free to download.

Happy birthday card

Making Cards Birthday Cards

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time working on the computer, but prefer to work with your hands to make the card, you can find a number of simple birthday cards that you can print out on paper and work with yourself. These cards are much more enjoyable than the cards you make online, as you can add arts and crafts to them yourself. However, they will have a good deal of the artwork printed out, meaning that you will be able to create a birthday card that is partially made at home and partially created by a professional graphic designer. Not a bad birthday card!

Google is the ultimate source for everything you need for your birthday card, so don’t hesitate to do a Google search if you don’t find the free printable birthday cards that you want from the samples we have above. You can find hundreds of cards ranging from simple to complex, and these cards will provide you with everything you need to make your child’s special birthday card something to remember. With the material you can print out, your child’s birthday card will be a memorable addition to the book of memories that he or she will cherish once they reach the age that they can appreciate the effort you made.

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