Dad Moon Rising: 6 Homemade Father’s Day Card Ideas Based on His Dadstrological Sign

According to the very serious and thorough research we conducted while writing this post, there are 12 main types of dads in North America:

  1. Grill/foodie dad
  2. Music dad
  3. Tech dad
  4. Car dad
  5. Sports dad
  6. Whiskey dad
  7. DIY/tools dad
  8. Outdoors dad
  9. Yard/lawn dad
  10. Business dad
  11. Stay at home dad
  12. Literary dad

Think of these dad types like they’re twelve dadstrological signs. Much like astrology, where we have a sun sign, a moon sign, and a rising sign, your dad might be a grill dad sun sign with a different dad-type moon or rising sign. After all, fathers contain multitudes and they cannot be reduced to a single stereotype.

Regardless of which type(s) of dad you have, if your dad is still in your life, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll give him for Father’s Day (which is on Sunday, June 26 in 2024)—and that includes Father’s Day cards to make at home. 

To help you with putting together a gift for a person who is often considered to be the more difficult-to-shop-for parent, we have gathered six of the best father’s day card ideas that are simple enough for kids to make for dad, but also great for adult children to create. We’ll even share some simple Father’s Day card messages (tailored to each dadstrological sign, of course).

These six cards can be used for any of the dad types—though the toolbox may be best for DIY dads.

Let’s get folding.

6 Father’s Day Cards to Make

Card giving has become increasingly popular with Millennials, and for older generations it never really went out of style. After all, who doesn’t love getting something in the mail that isn’t a flyer or bill? Whether you are mailing your card or hand delivering it, you can easily craft these six Father’s Day card ideas following these YouTube tutorials:

1. “You light up my life” flashlight card

Show dad how he lights up your life with this adorable flashlight card from Baker Ross.

Best For: Outdoors Dad, Tool Dad, Sports Dad, Tech Dad

2. Magic card​

This clever card by Easy Peasy and Fun lets you turn a plain card into a colorful fun one with a bit of simple DIY magic.

Best For: Tech Dad, Music Dad, Business Dad, Stay at Home Dad

3. Best Dad trophy card

Tell your dad he’s the best dad in the world with a trophy—try this simple DIY tutorial from Happiness is Handmade.

Best For: Every dad

4. Tool box card

For the handy dad in your life, create this clever tool box card from Gerry’s Craft Room.

Best For: DIY/Tool Dad, Yard/Lawn Dad, Car Dad

5. French fries card

Tell your dad all the different reasons you love him with this adorable french fries card from Crafting with Rachna.

Best For: Grill/Foodie Dad, Stay at Home Dad

6. Wallet card

If there’s one thing that we associate with dads aside from ties and socks, it’s wallets. Fold up this handsome wallet card from Craft Daily and include little notes telling your dad how much you love him in the pockets.

Best For: Whiskey Dad, Business Dad, Literary Dad

Father’s Day Card Messages for Every Sign

We know how hard it can be to come up with the right words, especially when it comes to things like resumes, cover letters, and cards. Saying how you feel is challenging! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with these clever father’s day card messages specific for your dad’s dadstrological sign:

  • Grill/Foodie Dad: “Dad, you’re the master chef of our family’s heart. Wishing you a sizzling Father’s Day filled with all your favorite flavors!”
  • Music Dad: “To the dad who’s always in tune with our lives, may your Father’s Day be as harmonious and melodious as your favorite songs.”
  • Tech Dad: “Happy Father’s Day to the dad who’s our family’s tech wizard! Thanks for keeping us connected and making our lives easier with your tech savvy.”
  • Car Dad: “Dad, you’re our family’s driving force! Wishing you a Father’s Day filled with smooth rides and open roads.”
  • Sports Dad: “To the dad who taught us the true meaning of teamwork and determination, Happy Father’s Day! May your day be filled with epic wins and unforgettable moments.”
  • Whiskey Dad: “Cheers to you, Dad! May your Father’s Day be as smooth and rich as your favorite whiskey, and may every sip be a toast to your greatness.”
  • DIY/Tools Dad: “Dad, you’re our family’s handyman extraordinaire! Wishing you a Father’s Day filled with successful projects and well-deserved relaxation.”
  • Outdoors Dad: “To the dad who showed us the beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure, Happy Father’s Day! May your day be filled with sunshine, fresh air, and unforgettable moments in the great outdoors.”
  • Yard/Lawn Dad: “Dad, you’re the king of our backyard kingdom! Wishing you a Father’s Day filled with lush greenery, blooming flowers, and plenty of time to relax in your outdoor oasis.”
  • Business Dad: “Happy Father’s Day to the dad who’s always leading the way with wisdom, strength, and determination. May your day be as successful and rewarding as your biggest business ventures.”
  • Stay at Home Dad: “To the superhero of our household, Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for all the love, care, and laughter you bring into our lives every day.”
  • Literary Dad: “Dad, your words have always been a source of wisdom and inspiration for us. Wishing you a Father’s Day filled with the joy of storytelling and the magic of imagination.”

Final Thoughts

With your hand-crafted Father’s Day card completed, you’re all set! Whether this labor of love is the gift itself or you are pairing it with a thoughtful gift, your dad will be sure to adore it.

Looking for more Father’s Day card ideas and DIY gifts? Check out these Father’s Day cards to make, plus other easy paper crafts just for Dad:

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