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Milestone birthday idea: Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

Milestone birthday idea: Printable birthday postcards for 80th 70th 75th 65th 60th 50th. Have friends and family write memories and best wishes and mail. It's the best milestone birthday gift!

My dad’s 80th birthday was approaching and we wanted a milestone birthday idea that was memorable and fun. And what’s better than a mailbox stuffed with personalized postcards sending well wishes from your family and friends?

I designed these 80th birthday postcards in four colors and printed them at Overnight Prints with super cute matching custom stamps from Zazzle. The postcards and stamps printed up perfectly!

I’ll make you your own personalized set in your choice of color — keep reading to learn more.

Milestone birthday idea Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

We mailed friends and family a blank pre-addressed, pre-stamped postcard inside an envelope that also contained a little note explaining that it was dad’s birthday and that we’d like them to write memories or best wishes onto the blank stamped postcard and drop it in the mail to arrive during his birthday week. And what a flood it was! My dad was so thrilled and touched to hear from all the important people in his life. Some stories were funny, some were heartfelt, and all were very meaningful to my dad. And all in all, milestone birthday postcards from friends was a pretty inexpensive birthday idea.

Milestone birthday idea Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

Want to make your own milestone postcards, like 90th, 85th, 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th, 50th or 40th? Choose your option:

(Option 1: DIY) Visit my Zazzle store to customize the birthday postcards and custom stamps and Zazzle will print them for you. Note that it will be a different font than what you see here because on what Zazzle offers. If you don’t see the year and colors that you’d like at my Zazzle store then just contact me and I can make something just for you.

(Option 2: Get My Help) Visit my etsy store to outsource it to me. I will personalize it all for you in the same fonts that you see in my photos here (unless you prefer something different) with step-by-step instructions (with photos!) to print them at Overnight Prints. I’ll be there for you every step of the way! I’ll also send you the personalized enclosure to include with your postcards that’s pictured below:

Milestone birthday idea Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

I was inspired by my friend Susan who made milestone birthday postcards for her dad’s 70th birthday, and also by my friend Cristin (who you know from the free Giving Tree Wedding Announcements template and dog blanket pattern) who made milestone birthday postcards for her mom’s 65th birthday. I used two awesome free fonts: Lavenderia from the Lost Type Co-op and Chunk Five from the League of Moveable Type. My friend Renee also pointed me to some super lovely 70th birthday postcards with a well-designed postcard back and really great wording that we used for the instructions enclosure:

And there you go: a heartfelt, fantastic birthday idea fit for any milestone birthday.

Milestone birthday idea Birthday postcards for 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th

WANNA MAKE IT? Free printable template, step-by-step tutorial instructions and supply list for making birthday postcards for milestone birthdays –>


Supplies for making birthday postcards for milestone birthdays – 80th, 75th, 70th, 65th, 60th:

How to make birthday postcards for milestone birthdays:

Step 1: Make the personalized postcards and stamps.

(Option 1: DIY) Visit my Zazzle store to customize the birthday postcards and custom stamps and Zazzle will print them for you. Note that it will be a different font than what you see here because on what Zazzle offers. If you don’t see the year and colors that you’d like at my Zazzle store then just contact me and I can make something just for you.

(Option 2: Get My Help) Visit my etsy store to outsource it to me. I will personalize it all for you in the same fonts that you see in my photos here (unless you prefer something different) with step-by-step instructions (with photos!) to print them at Overnight Prints. I’ll be there for you every step of the way! I’ll also send you the personalized enclosure to include with your postcards that’s pictured above.

And if you don’t see the year and colors that you’d like at my Zazzle store or my etsy store then just contact me and I can make something just for you.

Please contact me with any questions!

Step 2: Type up and print out the instructions enclosure. You can cut several instructions out of one piece of paper like we did. If you purchase my etsy store option then I will give you the personalized enclosure for free.

Step 3: Place one blank self-addressed, pre-stamped postcards and instructions note inside an envelope. Send to friends and family and be sure to let them know when to drop them into the mail.

Step 4: Watch the flood of birthday well-wishes come in!

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Jacqueline

Thursday 25th of September 2014

Do the "80" postcards come in the burgundy color and how long does it take for shipping?

Kathy Beymer

Thursday 25th of September 2014

Hi Jacqueline, I can make the postcards any color that you'd like. Shipping of the actual postcards varies on your chosen shipping method. Overnight Prints can ship, well, overnight if you need them quickly. Go to OvernightPrints.com, click "Postcards" then scroll to the bottom, click "Pricing & Delivery", choose Double Sided and either 4x6 or 5x7 size, and put in your zip code and click "Apply" to see the shipping options. Happy to answer any other questions that you have!

Claire

Sunday 23rd of March 2014

Thank you for the easy to follow instructions for the postcard and stamps. Our "birthday boy" was very surprised and touched by the responses that came from so many people that have been a part of his life over the past 70 years. It is a gift that would be appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 25th of March 2014

Hi Claire, I'm so happy to hear that! Thank you so much for letting me know :)

Adeline

Monday 9th of December 2013

Hi thanks for sharing, it is absolutely a lovely idea. I am going to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday, just wondering can I have them please!!!! Thank you!!!

Sam

Friday 22nd of November 2013

Since you made me such awesome postcards for my Dad's 70th last year, we're doing it again for my father-in-law's 80th (through your zazzle store). I'm so excited to be doing this again - thank you for making it so easy to do!

Jodi Beiswenger

Thursday 31st of October 2013

THANK YOU for sharing. Exquisite taste!!! Could you guide me about your free template for the instructions for friends and family. Thanks!!

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