Do you have a friend that has a birthday in December? My poor sister is a December baby and always hated it when people said "This present is for your birthday and Christmas combined." So when I was making a present for a young boy I know, I made sure his birthday was very separate from his Christmas present.
I made him a wooden letter and made a matching card. For the card, I decided to use my Stampin'Up! pewter embossing powder and a greeting from the Hostess Set So Many Birthdays. I must say, I was doubtful that the powder ould pick up something as fine and intricate as the 'Happy' on the stamp, but have a look at the close up- it worked perfectly.