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Begin a custom, online 40th birthday card

Celebrate birthdays with an online group card for family, friends, and teams. Get started now!

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How Online Birthday Cards Work

Kudoboard’s online birthday cards allow you to gather appreciation from a group, delivered directly to the recipient virtually. 


Select Birthday

Add fun GIFs, videos, messages, and photos for the birthday celebration


Invite people & groups

Invite friends, family, and coworkers to add birthday messages to the group card.


Deliver Birthday celebration

Deliver the group birthday card online, printed as a book, or play the slideshow at the birthday party!


Make someone’s day special

Your recipient can enjoy their online birthday card forever. 

Birthday Sample

Denali’s birthday is coming up. Her brother Kevin started her a surprise Kudoboard and added photos & videos. He was planning to send it directly but decided to invite others to make it a group card

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Prints, slideshows, and gift cards

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Print your Kudoboard

Print a Kudoboard as a beautiful, hard-bound book or poster — we can ship in the U.S. or internationally.

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Play as slideshow

You can also play an online slideshow of the Kudoboard – perfect for displaying at an in-person event.

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Gift cards

Attach gift funds on certain boards that recipients can redeem for a Visa gift card, store cards (like Amazon, Best Buy), etc.

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10+ MILLION Registered Users

Who LOVE using Kudoboard to celebrate people

Something for everyone

Choose the option that’s right for you — from single group cards to ongoing plans,
for personal use or for the office.

Lite Board

$5.99 Per Board

Great for a small group of contributors to celebrate a recipient using Kudoboard.

Create a Kudoboard Features
  • Up to 20 board posts
  • Add messages, photos & GIFs
  • Attach a gift card

Milestone Board

$19.99 Per Board

Perfect for extra large groups or milestones that you will celebrate in-person.

Create Kudoboard Everything in Premium +
  • Unlimited board posts
  • Upload your own background
  • Play as a slideshow

Premium Package

Multiple Kudoboards at a discount. The 50 board plan saves you over $250 compared to individually upgrading.

$189/ year

$8.99 $3.78 per board

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  • 50 boards with up to 100 posts per board
  • Single board creator
  • Add messages, photos, GIFs, & videos

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Customized plan and dedicated account management for larger enterprises with unique needs.

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Everything in Business +
  • Unlimited boards & posts from 501+ colleagues
  • Bulk creation of boards
  • Dedicated account manager
  • SSO available

Company Event

Contact us to discuss your needs. Whether recognizing a departing CEO, celebrating a graduation for a university, or honoring caregivers at a hospital – we’ve got you covered.

In addition to all Milestone board features, company events offer:
  • Your logo at the top
  • Board export
  • Custom pricing
  • Tagging, likes, & comments
  • Custom URL
  • Custom disclaimer
  • Proactive moderation
  • Custom input fields
  • Multiple administrators
  • Board metrics
  • Embeddable slideshow
  • Dedicated account manager

A personalized 40th birthday card done right

eCards were an early hit of the 1990s internet. Sadly, they also became synonymous with cheap, ad-laden sites flashing outdated stock images. If you were wondering “How can I show someone I care…but only just a little?” – eCards were the unfortunate, but true, digital answer to your question.

But not anymore.

With Kudoboard, you can forget about the corny images, popup ads, and spammy looking emails. Instead, you can create a custom online card with pictures, GIFs, videos, and messages celebrating your recipient’s 40th birthday. You can even invite other colleagues, friends, and family to contribute and turn it into a group card.

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  • The birthday eCard I received from my family for my 40th birthday was truly oustanding. The messages and photos were so touching, and I absolutely died when I saw all the videos my nieces and nephews made.

    Johanna R. New York

Make their 40th birthday wishes come true with a Kudoboard

Frequently Asked Questions about 40th birthday card

A 40th birthday eCard from Kudoboard is a digital way, as an individual or a group, to celebrate someone in your life turning 40. For the individual who is tasked with picking out a card for everyone to sign, spending hours in card aisles hoping to find the one that fits the circumstances (and personalities of everyone involved) can be difficult. With Kudoboard, you can custom-create a board to compile everyone’s virtual “40th birthday sentiments” right from your computer or phone. On your board, you can add messages, GIFs, images, or videos so that the birthday card can be personalized to the recipient. This makes a great option for those living farther away to still join in on the celebration!

Reaching your 40th birthday is an important milestone. It’s the goldilocks-age of birthdays – not too old but not too young. It’s just right. Many people feel like their 40s bring more confidence, maturity, experience, money, and loving relationships. This is a great birthday to look back at how much life you have lived and what lessons you have learned thus far. Your 40th birthday may bring you over the hill of life, but the happy days ahead of you are far from downhill. And we think that’s something to celebrate!

We think so. Gifts are great, but cards give us a chance to say what we need to the people we care about on their special day. Sometimes the message inside makes more of an impact than a present ever could. Handmade or storebought cards have been the standard for a long time. However, virtual birthday cards have begun to gain popularity and we personally think they deserve a high ranking as well. Here’s why:

  • They are Convenient: no driving to the store or spending hours trying to make your own. With just a few clicks you have not only created the card but sent it as well.
  • They Last Longer: A virtual card can’t have a cup of orange juice spilled on it, or accidentally trampled by your dog when she has the zoomies. It is tucked away safely to pull up whenever you need it.
  • They are Nice to Mother Nature: In a time where we are all trying to be more environmentally conscious, choosing an eCard over a paper one is a small choice to help make a big difference
  • They are Customizable: Kudoboard’s 40th birthday cards are made to be exactly how you want them to be. No more searching aisles wondering how you are going to find what you need. Just hop on our website and in minutes you will have a personalized gift for whoever is turning 40.
  • They are Fast and Easy: Whoops – your daughter-in-law is turning 40 today instead of next week like you thought? No worries here! Choosing a virtual option for her 40th birthday card means you can have something set up in less than 10 minutes (and she never has to know this wasn’t planned all along).

You no longer have to worry about whether or not you are a masterfully skilled birthday-card-maker, because Kudoboard has your back. We have made this process so simple, anyone can do it!

Once you click on that blue “create a kudoboard” button, our template will walk you through each step of the card-making process quickly and easily. You will be prompted to input the name of your recipient, a name or title for your board, and to select which type of board fits your needs best (birthdays & celebrations). From there, try out a variety of backgrounds until you find the right one. Voila! Your board is created. Now that we have taken away the time-consuming stress of actually making the card (like the hours you spent last year on that candy bar birthday card) you can use the rest of your time filling the board with all of the 40th birthday love your recipient deserves!

That is the money question, isn’t it? In our opinion, this is the most important part of the card; the make-it-or-break-it piece (no pressure). No one knows your recipient the way that you do, so only you can really know what they will want to hear. We aren’t the kind of friend to leave you stranded though, so below are a few ideas to get you started depending on what kind of 40th birthday card you need:

  • Funny:
    “Look who’s 40! Already halfway to 80!”
  • Sarcastic:
    “You are officially over the hill! (but at least you aren’t 6 feet under it…)
  • Romantic:
    “If I had to do the last 40 years over again, I would find you sooner and spend every extra day with you I could. I love you!”
  • Cute:
    “Happy 40th Birthday! In banana years, I think you are probably bread by now”
  • Puns:
    “Happy Birthday! I’ve heard your 40’s are pretty rad(ish) – (with a picture of a radish next to it)

Whoever you need one for! Kudoboard makes it easy to customize it according to your recipient. Mom needs a card for her daughter? Check. A friend needs a card for his husband? Check. You need a card for your twin best friends? Check and check. Whichever person in your life is turning 40, our virtual birthday cards are the way to go!

Pricing for your 40th birthday eCard varies depending on your need. Kudoboard offers a free mini-board to anyone needing 10 or fewer posts on their board. Our premium board, which is our most popular, is $5.99 and allows for up to 100 posts and the option of adding videos. This would give you plenty of room to put as many things on the board as you want, and even invite friends and family to join in! From there, we have a variety of options for larger groups, companies, or milestones that start at $20 a board.

For larger events contact us for custom pricing.

Yes! That is one of the aspects that Kudoboard does best. While it is great to have the ability to give your friends and family a virtual birthday card just from you, it might be even more meaningful to include other important people in their life. Picture their face when they click on the link and the screen is filled with pictures, messages, and videos wishing them a happy 40th birthday. That is sure to be something treasured for a long time.

Our free mini-board allows for up to 10 posts. It’s perfect for just you or a couple of other individuals to wish someone a happy 40th birthday. Our most popular birthday board, our premium board, bumps you up to a 100-post maximum for $5.99. The premium board also gives you the perk of adding videos to the online 40th birthday card. With this option, you can send a link to all of your friends and family inviting them to contribute to the board and join in on the fun.

We know that, sometimes, just having a digital option for a 40th birthday card isn’t enough. That’s why we have printing options for you! Kudoboard allows the option to have the board printed as a beautiful, hardbound book, or as a high-resolution poster.

Once your board is full of the posts you want, you can select the option to have it printed as a book so a 40th birthday can be remembered in a tangible way. Our books come with a 7”x7” hardcover and have an image-wrapped, matte finish. We ship anywhere in the US, or to many countries worldwide.

If you choose to have the virtual 40th birthday card printed as a poster, you have the option of 12”, 24”, or 48” wide. We can print and ship you a beautiful, semi-gloss poster, or you can download a high-resolution image of your board and print it on your own.

Can’t find all of the information you were looking for here? Come check out our blog! We are regularly posting new content to help you find what you need. Since you are currently on the “40th Birthday Card” FAQ, here is a link to some posts to get you started.

Once you are over on the blog, feel free to poke around and see if any other content piques your interest! And, as always, we love hearing from you – so please contact us with any unanswered questions!

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