12 Father's Day Cards Guaranteed to Make Him Smile
Father's Day is a holiday meant to celebrate your dad, grandpa, papa, abuelo, husband, uncle, son-in-law, brother, or any influential male figure in your life. After exchanging gifts, spending a day with the family, and enjoying a barbecue cookout or brunch, no Father's Day celebration would be complete without a heartfelt card. Sometimes, a simple quote says it all. While finding the right words to tell the father in your life how much you appreciate him and everything he does is one thing we can't exactly help with, finding the perfect card to fill with these sentiments is definitely where we come in. All you'll need are a few paper crafting supplies, a little creativity, and a whole lot of heart.
Does he consider himself a man of style? Buttons, cufflinks, and bow ties all inspire some of our suave designs. Is he the outdoorsy type? Our fish-tastic card comes with whimsical motifs and a Dad-approved pun. We've even included a few kid-friendly cards that are sweet-but-simple—made with family photographs and handwritten promises for a day out with Dad—and sure to put a smile on his face. And if he considers himself a gourmand with gourmet taste, he'll love a card with a grilling motif. No matter where your father's interests lie, we have a card that matches his taste.
Pick an idea, make it easily with our tutorials and templates, and send it off into the mail: Here are a dozen number of ways to express your love and appreciation for Dad on Father's Day.
For a long distance greeting, send a whimsical message in the bottle with our printable clip-art. If you have an ink-jet color printer, you can pull off this project—and the kids can help.
Father's Day Pocket Square Card
Create a specially designed card for Dad featuring a jacket lapel complete with a place for—what else?—a pocket square. Choose card stock in a color to coordinate with the accessory, and use our printable template.
Fashion a card to look like a dapper shirt cuff, and then use it to present a gift of cuff links. To make the cuff links, hook 24-gauge wire onto a button's shank, and secure with needlenose pliers.
Bow Tie Card
Dapper dads will love this bow tie card made especially for them. From a 5-inch square of patterned paper, trim, score, and fold it accordion-style into the look of a bow tie.
Give Dad something that shakes things up this Father's Day. It's a confetti-filled card that includes his favorite things: neckties, golf balls, and teeny-tiny tees.
Fin-Tastic Fishy Card
If he's a fisherman, he'll love this idea: hook, line, and sinker. Tell Dad that you're "hooked" on him this Father's Day with an easy-to-make fish-themed card.
Put a personal spin on a Father's Day card: Add a photo that twirls on a string. Kids can pick their favorite snapshots of themselves and glue them back to back, or use only one and cover the other side with colorful paper. Then all that's left to do is write a special message to Mom or Dad.
Date with Dad Card
Kids love to be in charge, so let them take Dad on a Father's Day "date" of their choosing. Ask them to consider what Dad would like best: a movie, a museum, or a baseball game? A handmade card tells him they're treating. Kids can buy or draw the "tickets" and Mom can carve a pocket for them in the card.
"Best Dad Ever" BBQ Card
Is Dad the king of the grill? This barbecue card is a cinch to make, and might even inspire him to whip up some burgers or steaks.