32 Times People Hilariously Edited Greeting Cards To Match The Occasion

Greeting cards can be a quick, simple, time-saving way to congratulate a person without all the mess and fuss of making them yourself. However, people like me are big supporters of hand-making our cards — they’re personal, unique, and the effort is worth it. Though, what can you do if you want to make a personalized card, but are too tired after working in the popcorn mines all day and night?

The answer is surprisingly simple: you could always buy a greeting card and edit it to fit whatever occasion it is you bought it for (no refunds). This way you can save a bunch of time, as well as make your loved ones happy by adding a hilarious personal touch. But once you open these floodgates, it’s hard to stop. Soon enough, you might buy a random card for Easter, add some creative scribbles with a pen and turn it into a greeting card for Christmas. And then — the sky’s the limit.

For your amusement and to give you some fun ideas because the holidays are fast approaching (just like every year), Bored Panda compiled the funniest examples of edited greeting cards. Upvote your faves and make sure to scroll down to the bottom-most card so it doesn’t feel left out. And share this post with your friends and family if you think you want to get a hilarious edited card this year.

#1 My Sense Of Humor: Getting Birthday Cards With The Wildly Incorrect Age On It For People

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#2 Best Brain Surgery Ever

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#3 Sorry You Got Stabbed

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Let’s say that you’re on your way to your uncle’s 125th birthday or to your best buddy’s 3rd wedding (3rd time’s the charm, right?), but you were rushing and accidentally picked out a card congratulating someone on their successful spinal surgery. Well, it’s not like you can return the card and pick out a new one, right? Imagine how embarrassing that would be. Not to mention you’d have to drive all the way back to the store. Ugh. It’s far easier to grab a pen and make some creative changes to the card using the power of your imagination.

#4 Engangement Is Just As Exciting As Being 2

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#5 Not Really Into Valentines Day, But My Boyfriend Played It Well This Year

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#6 I Finished My Phd! This Is The Card My Sister Gave Me

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The history of greeting cards is surprisingly ancient. The Greeting Card Association explains how the origins of the greeting card lie way back in ancient China, where people exchanged “messages of goodwill” to celebrate the New Year, and in ancient Egypt, where papyrus scrolls were used to send greetings.

The earliest origins of the greeting card in the West, as we know them, lie in the 1400s, when Europeans sold and exchanged handmade cards. And among them were Valentine’s Day cards!

#7 My Dad Accidentally Bought A Same Sex Valentine’s Day Card And Instead Of Getting Another Card, He Drew A Little Beard On One Of The Women

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#8 I Didn’t Have A Card For My Friend’s Birthday, But I Did Have A Sharpie And A Card For A Baby

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#9 I’m A Near Thirty Year Old, Near 250 Lb, Very Hairy Man. The Shop Was Running Short On Cards Though. Close Enough?

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It took another 400 years for Valentine’s Day cards to become popular and affordable. And it was in 1843 that Sir Henry Cole hired artist John Calcott Horsley to design a holiday card for his friends: the card was the first known instance of a Christmas card.

#10 Perfect Card For Your College-Bound Sibling

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#11 My Mom Really Likes 101 Dalmations. I Got Her A Christmas Card. Close Enough

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#12 Forgot It Was Valentine’s Day Yesterday, So I Just Grabbed Any Card And Fixed It Before I Gave It To Him

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So, dear Readers, what are your thoughts about edited greeting cards? Would you give somebody one of those? Would you want one in return? What are you asking Santa for Christmas this year? Share your thoughts and insights with us in the comments.

#13 Getting Cards For A Wildly Different Occasions And Customizing Them To Fit The Holiday You Need

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#14 Accidentally Bought A Gift Voucher In A Birthday Card For Works Secret Santa. Fixed In Five Seconds, I’m Sure They Won’t Notice

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#15 My Fiancé Just Got This Card From Her Parents And The Inside Made Us Lol

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#16 My Husband Couldn’t Find A 30th Birthday Card For Me

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#17 Sent My Husband To Buy A Baby Shower Gift Bag. Dammit

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#18 My Friend Had Surgery On Her Deviated Septum Today (She Accidentally Called It A Deviated Scrotum), So A Friend And I Got Her A Card

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#19 This Is The Card I Gave My Brother For His Birthday

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#20 My Mom Found Out My Dad Has Been Cheating And Since They Don’t Exactly Make Cards For This Occasion I Had To Improvise

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#21 Couldn’t Find A Decent Card For My Friend At His Last Birthday, Had To Improvise

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#22 Blursed Birthday Card

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#23 Birthday Card

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#24 Got This Stack Of Random Cards At Goodwill For $0.69. I Am Giving Them All To My Boyfriend For Valentine’s Day. None Of Them Are Valentine’s Related

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#25 The Dollar Store Didn’t Have Any Engagement Cards. I Had To Improvise

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#26 I Decided To Go The Nontraditional Method Of Getting A Card To Congratulate My Roommate And His Fiance On Getting Married. Nailed It?

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#27 The Wife And I Agreed We’d Only Get Greeting Cards From The Dollar Store. I Had To Get Creative For Her 30th Birthday

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#28 My Dad’s Birthday Card To Me On My 23rd Birthday

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#29 My Dad Loved Our Thoughtful Card Today

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#30 My Aunt Gave Me A Birthday Card…

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#31 I Found The Perfect Holiday Card To Include With My Secret Santa Gifts

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#32 I Didn’t Have Enough For A Birthday Card For My Friend. So I Had To ‘Recycle’ An Old One

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