Above you can see the card that I made for Dad. I was told that he goes to the gym a lot and has been doing some serious bodybuilding, so that was the theme to go with. It was also requested that I add something Indian in the background, since the family are currently living there. I know that 'Dad' is somewhat 'follically-challenged' and did check first before I illustrated him with a bald head, just in case it was going to insult him. Fortunately it seems that he laughed when he received the card and was amused at his big, bold figure!
I am told that their youngest son's card, below, was "an amazing success". My friend assures me that it looks just like him and he was thrilled with it. For this card I was informed that the birthday boy is always painting and cutting and glueing (a boy after my own heart!), thus I have shown him sitting at a table, brush in hand and paint pot at the ready.
There is one more birthday to go. I hope that 'middle son' appreciates his specially commissioned birthday card as much as his brothers and Dad seem to have done.
Finally, just before Passover, whilst I was busy with my holiday preparations, I received an e-mail request to make a 70th birthday card for a gentleman who is a pharmacist and likes playing bridge. With little time for crafting, I came up with a simple yet, I hope, effective card, below. I illustrated a pharmacy bottle and pill pot, along with a winning hand. Once again, I am pleased to say that it seems to have been well received.
Congratulations and many happy returns to all the 'boys' of various ages!