Tell it like it is! The handmade cards that children have sent to their parents are unintentionally hilarious
Growing up, we are told that it is the thought that counts.
When birthdays roll around, most parents don’t expect kids to stretch their pocket money, preferring something more personal than a store-bought gift.
And what could be more thoughtful than a handmade birthday card when it’s obvious how much effort has gone into it?
Well, these fun cards created by kids for their parents and uploaded to the US trivia website Ranker show that there might be something too personal about it.
With a reading ‘The best birthday for one of the last!’ The messages are sure to make you laugh at the kind of candor only kids can achieve.
A boy was clearly surprised by his loved one’s advanced age and told him as much in a hilariously blunt message.
Stickers, drawings, signatures… and a sanitary napkin! Clara was clearly channeling her creativity when she made this card.
Another boy took the opportunity to thank his mother for giving birth to them with a graphic stickman drawing showing the father encouraging his partner to “just push!!!”
Another made a similar note with the following message: ‘Happy birthday, I didn’t think you would live this long. May you live forever!
Equally amusing are some of the children’s creative choices, with one girl, Clara, choosing to decorate the front of her card with flower stickers, drawings, signatures…and a sanitary napkin.
And another creative soul decided to recreate the scene of his birth using stick figures, with the caption: ‘Thank you for creating me’.
The boy who made this card expressed shock at his loved one’s old age, but took the opportunity to share an optimistic vision of the future.
There are few things children do that are cuter than imitating their parents word for word. This boy imitated his mother’s nostalgia with a phrase that is surely a cliché in most families
One child completely reversed roles and used his card to tell someone older to be careful when drinking alcohol.
Riley laid her cards on the table, not just telling Jessie she loves her, but making it clear that any man vying for her attention better watch out.
Looks like one kid took a little too much creative license with his image of a tiered birthday cake
Jed didn’t mince words when he told the recipient of this handmade card that they remind him of one of the less lovable characters in The Lord of the Rings.
Another hilariously blunt message that is unlikely to make anyone feel good about their birthday.
Featuring a unicorn flying high over a rainbow powered by an unconventional power source, this card was surely created by a child with a fertile imagination.