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Father's Day Greeting Cards: Free Printables, Homemade Ideas, Funny Sayings, and More

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This fun Father's Day word search card is a free printable.  Click on the link to check it out.

This fun Father's Day word search card is a free printable. Click on the link to check it out.

Dad will appreciate the extra special touch that a greeting card adds to any Father's Day celebration. Put it on a tray when you give him breakfast in bed or surprise him by leaving it for him to find when he gets home from work. Whether dads live with you or they live far away, they will still appreciate the gesture of a card. The majority of these card ideas are kid friendly projects.

I was going to include a separate printables section, but I found so many great Father's Day card printables that I added them to the end of each section. Click on the source link under each printable picture to access the freebie. I broke down the ideas that I found into the following sections:

  • Simple Happy Father's Day Greetings
  • Fun Father's Day Messages and Sayings
  • Classic Father's Day Messages
  • Shirt and Tie, T-Shirt, and Cuff Links Cards
  • Dad-Specific Interests

Please note that unless it says otherwise, all ideas, tutorials, templates, and printables are for personal use only. If you are interested in selling your creations, please contact the artists directly. Thank you and happy creating!

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There is nothing wrong with keeping your Father's Day card message simple with a "Happy Father's Day" greeting on the front. Customize the card for the early summer season or make it in your dad's favorite colors. Adding a little embellishment detail such as buttons or a ribbon will give your card subtle dimension.

Handmade Ideas and Tutorials:

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Funny cards are always some of my favorites. Click on the source links to the right to check out the tutorials. The funny Father's Day messages and sayings that I found include:

  • Real men have kids.
  • You're the best "pop" ever with illustrations of "pop" foods (soda pop, popcorn, etc.). The printable for this idea is awesome.
  • Dad, you're the bomb!
  • When it comes to being a great day, you "nailed" it.
  • I love you more than you love donuts.
  • Any message with duct tape. It will be funnier with duct tape.
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If you want to go beyond the simple "Happy Father's Day" message but don't necessarily want something overly silly, consider one of the classic Father's Day messages here. Some of the most popular options include:

  • You're the best!/You're the best dad that I know./Best dad ever.
  • You're my/our hero.
  • You're an amazing dad.
  • I love my dad.
  • "I love you to pieces." for a puzzle card.
  • A top 3 (or top 5, etc.) list of reasons why you love Dad.

Handmade Ideas and Tutorials:

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I found more shirt and tie card ideas than just about anything else for Father's Day cards. There are a wide variety of tutorials and printables. If your dad is more of a casual guy and loves his t-shirts, check out the t-shirt card idea instead. Alternatively, if your dad would appreciate a cuff link card, head over to that post.

Handmade Ideas and Tutorials:

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Consider some of your dad's favorite interests and hobbies and think about how you could incorporate them into your card. There are a number of classic options, such as cars, golf, fishing, and video games, as well as more unique ideas, such as the beach and Bingo.

Homemade Ideas and Tutorials:

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How to Make an Interesting Father's Day Card

How to Make Textured Embellishments - Father's Day Card

Great Father's Day Resources:

Comments

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 11, 2012:

You're welcome Prashobhmenon!

Thanks Alissa! I'm so glad that you got some good ideas here. Have fun making a card for your husband. :)

Alissa Roberts from Normandy, TN on May 11, 2012:

Love these ideas! The baby in the suit is so cute. You have gotten my mind spinning with some great ideas for my husband. Thanks for sharing all of these - voted up and awesome!

Prashobhmenon from India,Kerala on May 11, 2012:

Thank you

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 10, 2012:

Thanks mwilliams! I'm glad that you agree about duct tape. :)

mwilliams66 from Left Coast, USA on May 10, 2012:

What a great hub. Well Your use of links opened up a bevy of creative father's day card ideas. I love the duct tape idea. Everything IS funnier when said in duct tape.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 10, 2012:

Thanks ktrapp and Kelly! I haven't seen anyone make the candy card for Father's Day before, but I've seen teachers make them for retirement parties. It's really cute!

kelleyward on May 10, 2012:

Awesome Hub Rose, I love the candy bar message to dad, never seen this before. I'm always looking for different ideas to get my dad, who has everything a special gift for father's day. Voted up and shared! Take care, Kelley

Kristin Trapp from Illinois on May 10, 2012:

What creative ideas for father's day cards. But I have to say, I really like the candy bar card, especially with an air nerd for each signature.

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