"It's just a Number!" Collage _ If you know how old your birthday gal or guy is turning, then take it to the next level! Start cutting out their birthday number from magazines, newspapers, bus schedules, junk mail flyers, and start collecting! If you can't find a lot of numbers, start spelling out the number, for instance, s_i_x_t_e_e_n, from letters found in different media. The spelling of the birthday age will help to fill out the card collage. The letters for spelling out the age do not have to be the same font or color __ think of those infamous ransom notes and create your collage with that effect in mind.
Another tip is to try talking cards. The moment you open it, it would say 'Happy Birthday' or some sweet little words. Some times you would come across interesting things like a cat meowing or a dog barking. They are also real fun. These players are battery operated so it is another item to keep in the list. Likewise other interesting idea is to take a musical card. You can choose among the birthday tune and some happy kids' songs. At times, you may also gift a card that plays classic songs.