Appropriate birthday cards for a U.S. Marine Corps member include cards with patriotic art, cards that depict the image of famous servicemen and servicewomen, and cards with Marine symbols and awards depicted on them. Photographs of Marines or important Marine historical items, such as the Tun Tavern, are also appropriate.
Serious Marines may prefer a card with gravitas, such as a portrait of General Lewis Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history. Marines who enjoy pop culture or movies might enjoy a card featuring Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the film "Full Metal Jacket." Birthday cards for Marines can be found at greeting card shops as well as Internet military stores such as MarineShop.net.