If there's ever a birthday to remember, it's my Pop-Pop's. His just so happens to be on 9/11. Every year I make or buy him something having to do with fishing or history, or both. This year I made him a card in the shape of the fish we most often fished for out on his boat. Fluke. You know, that ugly flat fish with it's eyes on one side of it's body.
I sandwiched together two fish-shaped pieces of card stock with a pink piece in the middle. Then I cut the fish open like I was "filleting" it. A few hand drawn bones on the inside and a happy birthday note to follow. Made sure to mention that "this card is a keeper".