Dear Jokers

Top 3 Prank Greeting Responses

Hello Jokers, 

I hear a lot of stories about how customers have used their Joker Greeting card and Joker birthday cards. Here are my top 3 favorite stories so far about the Joker Birthday cards, the cards that do not stop playing music until the battery does or is broken. 

3. The Seinfeld episode. 

One story from New York City. They pressed play and couldn't stop the card they ended throwing the card out the window. The card fell the next story down and top of their neighbors AC Unit and window. Everyone fears opening these windows because the AC unit might fall so the card played outside their window all night. 






2. Father gives daughter Joker card for college

He lovingly packed her up, kissed her forehead, said good bye and left her a nice Joker Birthday card for the trip. The girls drove off and opened the card in search of cash and pressed play. After futile attempts to hide the card and muffle the sounds and 2 hours of agony they threw it out the window. 

if only I could hire this guy.  


1. Don't open Joker Birthday cards on a plane

My favorite story comes from Chicago. A brother decided to hand his sister a card just as she was leaving for the airport. She stuffed in her bag and decided to open it after she checked in and got in the plane.

Just as the plane was getting ready to close the door she pressed play. The card would not stop, the attendants asked her to turn it off. She couldn't. The air marshal came over and threatened her "if you can't shut it off I will need to ask you to leave the plane." She did have to rip it up...too bad we didn't have glitter at the time. 



 Until next time. 

Travis / / The best and funniest greeting card 

  • Kaitlyn Campbell says...

    I got this for my mom, I mailed it to her and I got a text a few days later when it arrived in all caps saying “HOW DO YOU TURN THIS DARN THING OFF!” She shoved it under water, lit it on fire and finally shut it off with a hammer. Best money I have ever sent

    On Apr 16, 2017

  • Kevin says...

    It was awesome. The card killed. The downside is that when it was over and we were leaving the “victim” had heavily duct taped it to my car. Heavily.

    On Jun 04, 2016

  • Adam says...

    I got a birthday card for my dad. He promptly chuckled, opened the card, and removed the battery. :-/ Need to try one with glitter!

    On May 19, 2016

  • Nicole says...

    I gave the “I’m sorry” card to my (ex)boyfriend after he broke things off to leave a gesture of “goodwill” and keep the peace. It was more than perfect since he’s a cat person, and I’m a dog person- should’ve been a sign right there! After a night of drinking, he came home with two friends and one of their new girlfriends and saw my card left on the kitchen table for him. I’m assuming he thought it would be a tear-jerker apology from me, and wanted to open and read aloud in front of his friends. A few months later, when we were back on speaking terms, I was told the story of how these three grown men attempted to destroy the card while the friend’s new girlfriend watched in horror. Microwave, water, kitchen scissors, all to no avail. The downstairs tenants complained of the noise until one of them went outside to a neighbor’s yard and buried the card a few feet deep in snow. Basically- this card is the greatest thing that happened in the relationship. Thanks, Joker Greeting Cards :)

    On May 17, 2016

  • Courtney says...

    I ordered 5 of these for Christmas. I have 5 less friends now. The best part was the text messages full of pictures of ripped up cards. I’d share here, but it won’t let me post screenshots. All of my friends said that it took them a few minutes to realize that it would not. stop. singing and about 15 minutes before they started trying to destroy. If you want to email me, I’m happy to send the screenshots of the conversations!

    On May 12, 2016

  • Laura says...

    I gave it to my sister in law for her birthday. She thought it was hilarious and took her a few minutes to get why it said “Happy Birthday FOREVER” but when she found out she said she’d just leave it in the car all night haha

    On May 12, 2016

  • Trevor says...

    Gave it to my sister for her birthday, everyone had a good laugh except my gradma who is a little hard on hearing. She didn’t quite get why we were all laughing.

    On May 12, 2016

  • Stephen Hogan says...

    Caution, colorful language ahead.

    Bought one for my best friend’s birthday. Signed it “because there are more creative ways of saying ‘fuck you’” He was amused when it got louder but after a half hour, was ready for it to die. He hit it with a cleaver, it paused and replayed. Hit it again and the song skipped and kept playing. Third time was the charm! I suggested ripping it open to see what it was made of. Glitter! He kicked me out of his house!

    Bought the baby one for a recently married friend whose wife has baby fever. He’s not ready. Of course, me and the rest of our circle has jumped on this by sending all sorts of baby related stuff, signed them up for mailing lists, etc. He has understandably been less than amused.

    Get a call on a Saturday from him bellowing “YOU’RE A FUCKING DOUCHBAG!!!!!” Amused, I hung up giggling. Monday get a call from him telling me that he was really angry and had no idea what to do with the “damn thing”. He couldn’t throw it in the garbage can because then the cops would show up to investigate a baby in the trash. He wound up leaving the card and his wife at the house to go hang out with friends. His wife was frazzled when he got home so this may have helped with the baby fever. Kudos!

    On May 12, 2016

  • Kerrie says...

    I can’t wait to try these out on my friends and family!

    On May 11, 2016

  • EK says...

    Gave one to my dad for his birthday in front of all his friends. Everyone started singing the song. It was glorious.

    On May 11, 2016

  • Dave J in Texas says...

    Bought the birthday card in January, waiting for my brother’s b-day in May….mailed it from a PO near his house in north texas (I’m in the south) so he wouldn’t know it was from me. Heard from my nephew that he activated it, it wouldn’t stop, got louder — all the great stuff! — and after 6 (!) hours, and attempts to stop the madness with tearing it, hammers, running it through the dishwasher (never stopped playing!) bro took it to his gun range and shot it! He still hasn’t figured out it was me! Macarena next! mwahaha

    On May 11, 2016

  • Kyle M says...

    I promised my friend a birthday present that would be great. I had all the kids in my class sign it and told him not to open the letter until he got home. He said it lasted for about 3 hours, then finally went to sleep. He’s pretty mad.

    On May 11, 2016

  • Kyle M says...

    I promised my friend a birthday present that would be great. I had all the kids in my class sign it and told him not to open the letter until he got home. He said it lasted for about 3 hours, then finally went to sleep. He’s pretty mad.

    On May 11, 2016

  • Harris Lowe says...

    On April fool’s day I sent my son and his wife the Joker ‘baby shower card’ using their 1-year old baby’s name as the sender of the card…, the card was finally destroyed by the mother.
    I sent another Joker card to my son on his birthday. Knowing it would be extremely harder to fool him again, I left the card blank and unarmed, with a note telling him his birthday card was to be re-gifted for one of his friends. Knowing this, he was still hesitant to press the button.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Jason C says...

    In December I gave my friend a Christmas card as he collected a game from my house. He pressed it in the car and got stuck with music for an hour, together with his parents who were fetching him. Lots of angry messages on Skype after that :)

    On May 10, 2016

  • Gary Kroegman says...

    I purchased your baby shower card for my friends because they are expecting their first child. This card was totally appropriate and I got such a laugh out of it. They couldn’t get it to stop crying, it was hysterical. I would love to order more Joker Greeting cards with the reduced coupon code!

    On May 10, 2016

  • Carolina C. says...

    I preordered several of the birthday cards last year as well as the thank you card and figured I’d save them for a special occasion. The month that they were to be delivered, my computer’s hard drive died and I didn’t know how I was going to finish all my final projects for school. My best friend came to the rescue and let me borrow her laptop for as long as I needed. Since she really came through for me and saved me from failing my classes, I was trying to figure out a special way that I could say thank you to her. Lo and behold, my cards were delivered on the day before I was to return her laptop to her. The “Thank you for being a friend” card couldn’t have been a better fit. As soon as she opened it and heard the song, she started laughing and dancing. She said that she loved the song and sings it all the time. Then she laughed, started singing and said that she was gonna keep playing the song all day to which I replied “perfect”. After a while, she tried to stop it and came to the shocked realization that the song indeed goes on “forever”. She started laughing even harder than when she had first opened it and said that it was fine with her but would eventually annoy her family. Sure enough, her cousin came over for a sleep over and tore it in half when she couldn’t handle it anymore. I’m a little sad that it wasn’t stuffed with glitter like the birthday cards hahaha

    On May 10, 2016

  • Julia says...

    I sent the Joker Greeting birthday card to my good friend/old coworker in Wisconsin, from California. We miss working together and talk often on Facebook and text, and we send the occasional card or postcard to each other. So she wasn’t surprised when I told her to keep an eye out for a birthday card. I told her I was getting it in the mail late, and made up a lie that mail typically arrives faster to businesses vs homes, so I needed her work address so it would make it to her in time. She ended up receiving the card at work and of course pushed the button. She got flustered when it wouldn’t turn off, and of course also pushed it more, making it louder. People stopped by her desk all day, asking what the song was and why she wasn’t turning it off. She called me laughing hysterically, realizing I had done this on purpose, sending to her work. I ended up doubled over in laughter on the phone, tears running down my face, listening to her alternate between laughter and asking how long it would keep playing (I estimated only about 20 minutes more, when it was really not even half way done). Best money I’ve ever spent….I can’t remember laughing that hard any other time in my life. This is the 3rd birthday card I’ve given, but definitely my favorite reaction so far. I’m actually telling very few friends about them because I still have a list of people I want to “gift” them to before they realize what they are. Thank you for making the most epic birthday card ever.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Elyse says...

    I sent it to my friend at college for her birthday. She opened it in class and ended up having to leave because she couldn’t get it to stop playing. She threw it in a trash can and went back into class and it was still playing in the trash can when she got out of class.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Angie says...

    I mailed one to a friend and while being initially suspicious of a glitter bomb and holding it out her window to open it, she was relieved to find a simple card. She pushed the button and realizing the Happy Birthday was not stopping it spent the next 4 hours playing on her deck.
    Well, two snowy, rainy weeks go by with the card still on the deck. She brings it in to show a friend and pushes play. That card played for another 4 hours! She sent me a video of it playing under running water in her sink. Best. Card. Ever.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Jenny says...

    I sent the baby Joker card to a friend who’s expecting. I carefully packed it in a box along with some gifts. When recieved she sent a text ‘Thanks so much for the gifts… Now, how do i get the card to stop crying!?’ Long story short, the card spent the rest of the evening on their patio. I hope their neighbors didn’t call child services. Ha! Totally worth it.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Laurine Laxer says...

    I sent the card to my son for his birthday. I couldn’t wait to hear back about his experience and see the photos of him with the glitter bomb all over him. The joke was on me. The card played on and on to everyone’s annoyance and finally he stuck it in the top of a closet and went out with his friends. I asked about the glitter and then told him that it was supposed to glitter bomb when he tried to destroy the card. My son, my sweet son, said, “Mom, I wasn’t going to destroy the card. You sent it to me.” Gotta love my boy!

    On May 10, 2016

  • Mike Miller says...

    I gave the birthday card to a coworker. After a few minutes she asked me how to shut it off. I told her to to push the button. Bwahahaha! She did. Repeatedly. The birthday song continued to play loudly for the next six hours. Best day ever!

    On May 10, 2016

  • John says...

    My wife and I sent a birthday card to my father-in-law. He and his wife thought the card was malfunctioning. They did not want to toss it in their condos trash chute because they were afraid it was disturb other residents. So they came up with a brilliant idea. They buried it in their clothes hamper. Where it continued to play its muffled tune.

    For 18 hours.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Ryan says...

    I bought 5 cards last October when I first heard about these. I’m known for playing pranks on friends and family, so it was given I had to stock up. Two of my best friends at work had their 30th birthday on the same day. They both sit far enough away from each other that I was able to give them both a card and listen/watch before the other found out. The first one I gave out, the guy was puzzled at such a random card (I’m used to giving more of a “funny card” than one that just says “Happy Birthday Forever”). It took him a minute before he said, “This is really annoying”. I laughed a little and told him it would turn off if he just pressed it two or three more times (just so it what get louder). He ended up putting it in our locked recycle bin which we don’t have a key for. It continued to go off for four straight hours. Much to the dismay of everyone around the bin that could not be physically moved. My other friend pressed the button and said after the third cycle of repeating, “this isn’t going to stop, is it?”. Hers got stolen by someone nearby when she went to lunch, never to be seen again. I got yelled at by a lot of people at work for giving these away, but I would and plan on doing it again. Sooooooooo worth it! Thank you so much Jokergreeting for letting me expand my Arsenal of pranks!!! I’m out of my first 5 cards already and need to stock up. :)

    On May 10, 2016

  • Eric says...

    I got a Joker card for one of my closest friends who attends a different university. I mailed him the card along with a potato and hyped him up for it in texts and let him know that if he’s confused by the gift, the explanation is in the card! He opened the card and of course we know what happens after that! He ended up sliding it under one of his suitemate’s mattress who was out at the time and he was so confused once he got back!

    On May 10, 2016

  • Steve says...

    I sent my card across the “pond” to a friend in London for her birthday. She pressed play and lasted almost 2 hours before she gave in and had to shred it. She said she REALLY tried to wait it out because she didn’t want to have to tear up the card I gave her. I was worried it wouldn’t be able to make it all the way there without getting activated, but it made it all the way just fine.

    Best money I’ve ever spent on a birthday card!


    On May 10, 2016

  • Lance says...

    I gave this card to a friend when he was on his way to dinner. He plays it on the way to dinner and cusses me through dinner. He then drives home with it playing. I then get a message in the morning because he hit play again to see if it worked. It did. I have gotten more random messages from him testing the card. It is the gift that truly keeps on giving.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Trent C says...

    I gave the card to a coworker for her birthday. She got so annoyed with the cars that she put it in the fridge to muffle the sound – but you could still here it. The next day, we opened it again and it played once again! This went on for another day or two as well. To this day she refuses to accept any cards or gifts from me :)

    On May 10, 2016

  • Sarah Burnett says...

    Saw this on the Chive when I was on call one night in August, I bought it at like 3am and giggled for the rest of the day thinking about giving it to my strict army father for his birthday….in January. Hahaha I waited 4 terribly long months for sweet sweet reward of him opening the card on FaceTime. Then ultimately understanding the diabolical-Ness that was that happy birthday song from hell. It took a hammer to stop it. Next time. Glitter.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Jordan says...

    I ordered the baby shower card for my brother and sister-in-law. I wrote something sweet and sentimental inside the card that almost brought them to tears. Then they hit the magical “play” button. The card started to cry and everyone had a good laugh. Here is where it gets better. There were about 20 or so family members and friends there. The giddy laughter slowly died off and all you heard was people saying to turn it off. They kept pushing the button and it only got louder. They tried putting the card into bag, and then putting clothes on top of that, but you could still hear it. Finally they put it in another room, however, you could still hear the faint cry. It was fantastic. It wasn’t until my brother took the card and basically smashed it for it to finally turn off. I went and picked the card up, pushed the button again, and it started back up again. This may have been one of the greatest things ever. Needless to say, after that, the card was destroyed completely, but well worth the $$ and the torture it caused my family!

    On May 10, 2016

  • caitlyn says...

    Sent this to my friend for her birthday. I wish I could include the video she texted me of the ripped up card, still playing music and having exploded glitter everywhere. She then holds up a pair of scissors in defiance and snips two wires…the card KEPT playing. Such a great prank. I also gave a card to my little sister for her birthday And told her not to open it until she was on her way home. She left it in her car and someone smashed the window and took the envelope (I assume expecting there was cash inside). I like to hope the thief opened the card and was assailed by the music for hours…

    On May 10, 2016

  • Terry Krieger says...

    I sent the baby shower card to my niece after she had her baby. She was out of state, and the card arrived safely by mail without incident. Apparently, at the time she opened the card, her baby was unhappy and was crying. Apparently, the card did nothing to help, and set off even more crying from her baby. Then she pressed the button to turn it off, and bam, it went louder. She called her husband over, and he ended up taking heavy duty scissors to it to get it to stop. We had a good laugh about it, but it took a while for them to see the joke as funny…

    On May 10, 2016

  • John Doe says...

    Gave my friend the birthday card at work. The card continued playing for hours. The card was left in the refrigerator for the rest of the day.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Candice says...

    We bought the birthday card for a friend. She opened it but it took her 2 hours to figure out the joke. She just figured it was a dud card and didn’t want to be rude by saying how annoying it was. We laughed so hard when every time she got in her car after we left she’d pretend not to hear it. Great gag that couldn’t have gone better. Thanks!

    On May 10, 2016

  • EM says...

    Two stories:

    1st – Gave my boss the birthday card, at the office. He threw it in his assistant’s office and when he could still hear it, he threw it outside where it was still playing the next morning! Someone found it and brought it in a week later and accidentally pressed the button again…and the music started right back up.

    2nd – We threw a huge 60th birthday party for my dad, who considers himself the ultimate prankster. Everyone gathered around, he opened the blank birthday card and when the card didn’t stop, we had 30 people laughing that the jokester had been pranked and trying to figure out who had gifted the mysterious nuisance. He ended up shoving it under everything in his trunk for the drive home, and then putting it in a filing cabinet in the garage until it stopped. Rumor has it, he was humming the catchy tune for the next week!

    On May 10, 2016

  • Adam Jakowenko says...

    I got the baby shower card for a friend who was 9 months pregnant and expecting the baby any week now. I left them the card on their doorstep and didn’t stick around to see them open it. But they certainly let me know when they did! “It won’t stop crying!” was the first text message I got. They also have 6 year old girl, who couldnt understand that it wasn’t a real baby…the next text message was “She’s trying to console the card, thinking if she’s nice to the baby inside it’ll stop”. After another hour of torture, then next message I got was “We’re going online to Google the company to see how long this torture goes on for and how to stop it”. My only response…"Well, I thought you could use some practice for what’s to come…and if anything, reality will be much better than what the card gave you, so you’re welcome!

    On May 10, 2016

  • Karry says...

    Gave the card to my brother for his birthday and never heard about it until I asked my sister in law if he got it. Apparently he ended up going nuts and throwing it in the lake they live on. This upset my 3 year old niece who loved the happy birthday tune it played..she cried for an hour straight.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Tara says...

    I dropped off the birthday one to my sister at her office then made an excuse about having to run back to work right then. I hadn’t pulled out of her parking lot before I got the first text of, “How do you get it to stop??” then, “Seriously, IT WON’T STOP”. To which I of course responded, “Keep hitting the button, maybe that’ll work.” ;) Her text proceeded to calling me a few names that I won’t repeat, so I recommended that she tear that sucker open and try to destroy it (heh, glitter), but she just sat on it for 20 minutes before one of the guys in her warehouse brought a hammer out and silenced it. LMFAO ….my birthday is in two weeks, I’m slightly nervous.

    On May 10, 2016

  • Victoria Crowl says...

    The 6am wake up!!!

    So for my wonderful mother’s birthday I ordered her one of these cards. We go workout at 5am every morning, so I decided to give her the card after we were done. I told her to wait until she got home to open the card; where my dad and two brothers were sleeping. As she opens the card she immediately tries to press the button for the music to stop. IT ONLY GOT LOUDER!!! At 6am lol she ended up in a panic and tried to stuff it into the trash can. As she was doing this everybody in the house woke up.
    Money well spent.

    On May 10, 2016

  • GE says...

    Sent one to friend at work.Did not talk to me for days

    On May 10, 2016

  • Jill says...

    I ordered the Happy Birthday card for my boss at home. Best. Card. Ever. He sent me a video of his son throwing it into the oven so that they weren’t tortured by the sound anymore. Once it eventually stopped, my boss touched it AGAIN!!! Yep, it totally kept playing. :)

    On May 10, 2016

  • Leah Lance says...

    We gave the card to my brother in law for his birthday. This is the calmest man on Earth. Wouldn’t scream if he was on fire. He pushed the button and of course pushed it again to stop it. So he stuffed it under the couch cushions. It played for 4 hours when he finally snapped. We didn’t tell him the card was virtually impossible to destroy. He tried to rip it, stomp on it, and run it under water. Nothing worked. He finally got out the hammer and banged it up. It stopped. Until I pressed the button again and it started back up. He cried. We made a grown man cry on his birthday.

    On May 10, 2016

  • JE says...

    I sent a Christmas Card to my brother and his family. They put it out of their misery in stunning fashion with a firing squad.

    On May 10, 2016

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