Writing tip: Ages 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95 and 100 are traditionally considered milestones. Cards specific to these birthdays will feature the age number prominently in their design, but you can make any card a milestone card (or any birthday a milestone birthday) by writing that shiny new age number somewhere in your personal message.
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Each card we make takes anything from a few weeks to several months to complete. Many of the elements of the animation are actually painted by hand (using real paint, brushes and paper!) because the textures and colours achieved that way are so much more attractive than the electronic equivalent. These paintings are then scanned into electronic form, and the laborious process of animation starts. Finally, the music is created to accent or complement the animation.
The artists strive to create cards that are unlike a typical store-bought card. This includes making cards in a variety of visual styles, tones, and themes such as shoes, chocolate, and painting. Just as every article on NOVICA is the product of the talents and passion of an artisan, so too is each birthday card from Blow the product of the talents and passion of an artist.