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Homemade Birthday Cards 2002: Max’s 2nd / Cody’s 4th

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Round two of the crazy, custom birthday card saga. I had hoped the Force was strong with these ones when I presented them to Cody and Max, but I never would have imagined the amazing reaction I got. After their delighted recognition of themselves, they actually couldn’t understand it, they were puzzled at how they could be seeing pictures of themselves as these characters! It was like magic to them!

Cody's 4th Homemade Birthday Card

Cody’s fourth birthday card, mate! (2002)

Here he is as Jango, Boba Fett’s dad, an interstellar bounty hunter with an Australian accent and well-paid “donor” to an entire army of clone troopers. (Note the four candles around the cake, “blown out” with a blaster.)

Max's 2nd Birthday Card

Max’s second birthday card, this is! (2002)

As Yoda, Jedi Master, here he is. Too long to make, this took me. Never guess how many hours, will you, hm-hm! (Note the two candles “blown out” by being light-sabered in half.)


These two cards really started to define what the series of cards would become: the boys being digitally manipulated into characters or roles they loved at the time the cards were made.

Oh, and uh, stay away from the Dark Side, already! Blah blah blah, it sucks. And don’t eat fast food, that sucks, too. Cue John Williams’ score!

To see the first in the series of custom Herald boys’ birthday cards, click here!
To see other rad stuff, click here.


8 Responses to “Homemade Birthday Cards 2002: Max’s 2nd / Cody’s 4th”

  1. Alli says:

    what detail! brilliance in addressing the candles. you are one clever dada. I am sure the boys will love these cards when they are older just as much as they love them on their birthdays!

  2. Julio Ibanez says:

    I feel so…inadequate now. Excuse me, I have to go apologize to my son.

  3. matt says:

    cool cards guys

  4. andy says:

    Thanks, everyone. I’m looking forward to posting the others, they get so much better!

  5. Andrew says:

    As much as us Aussies like to take credit of cool things like Russell crowe in gladiator, sadly phone throwing Rusty and Jengo Fett are from New Zealand

    • andy says:

      Oooops! (In a bad Australian accent as done by an American) Sorry! I was misinformed. I’ll leave the mistake because I’m not above looking foolish and I don’t want to delete your comment. 😉 Thanks for writing in, we’re always amazed by our surprisingly large Aussie readership!

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