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Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend – Social Distancing Birthday Card

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Download these free printable Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend birthday cards that are perfect birthday cards during times of social distancing.

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I received an email from a reader asking if there were any birthday cards in the Subscribers Resource Library for “friends”. I realized I not only didn’t have any birthday cards for friends, but I didn’t have any birthday cards.

How could I have NOT shared printable birthday cards before? Well, I had to rectify that problem. I actually ended up creating a few cards. This is the first and I’m sharing it with you today.

Social Distancing Birthday Cards

In light of the fact that we are all participating in social distancing these days in an effort to slow down and combat COVID-19, I thought it appropriate to add some sentiments to the card that reflected that fact.

Prior to the pandemic of 2020, to say “even when we’re apart” had a completely different meaning that what it does now that we’re practicing social distancing.

I mean, who even heard of the term “social distancing” prior to all this craziness?

Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend Printable Birthday Cards

This free set of printable birthday cards read:

“For a dear friend. Happy Birthday! Even when we’re apart, you’ll always be one of my dearest friends.”

The birthday cards are blank on the inside so you have plenty of room to write a personal note. There are two cards per sheet and they are approximately 4-1/4″x5-1/2″ and fit nicely in an A2 sized envelope. By the way, one of the nice things about the Avery Printable Note Cards is that they come with envelopes.


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Before you can print out these birthday cards, you will need a few supplies, like:

And don’t forget the postage stamps, if you’re mailing your printable birthday cards in PDF format to your dear friend.

As you can probably tell by the list of supplies, these printable cards are compatible with Avery Printable Note Cards. I love using note cards and labels from Avery. I use them all the time. Plus, I always print extra so I always have cards on hand.



Download the free PDF and save to your computer. (This download is available exclusively to subscribers. Read below to subscribe!)


With the printable PDF document open, select which page or pages you want to print and send to your printer. If you aren’t using the Avery Printable Note Cards, I recommend using nice cardstock paper for your printable birthday cards in PDF. Remember, choosing the highest quality settings in your printer settings will give you the best quality print.


These printable birthday cards will fit a standard A2 envelope. If you purchase the Avery Printable Note Cards, you won’t need to purchase additional envelopes as they come with the printable cards!

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As I said, these (along with a slew of other free printables) printable birthday cards are available exclusively to subscribers of The Birch Cottage newsletter. You can sign up below and have the cards delivered straight to your email inbox:

So, what are you waiting for? Subscribe, then visit the Subscribers Resource Library and download this free set of printable “from a distance” birthday cards.

More Ideas from The Birch Cottage

If you like this set of free printable For a Dear Friend Birthday Cards, you might also like these other free printables on The Birch Cottage blog:

Til next time…

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