You learned a secret about your uncle a while ago - he tells the best stories. Give him something to drink, set him down in a chair, and can entertain a group for hours. For his birthday, celebrate his talents. Slide him a cold one and give him all of your attention. Make his birthday story not the tales he tells, but that others came from everywhere to hear his words.
You go years without contact, but every time you meet up with your uncle the hugs are enthusiastic and the chink of glasses is loud. It's hard not to be in good spirits when your uncle is around. He's a happy man. On his birthday, elevate his joy with this colorful card! Why settle for happy when you can be stupendous? Overjoyed? Exhilarated? Make your uncle's birthday memorable.
Fill your uncle's birthday with love this year. Let him know exactly how you feel about him: how much you admire him, how much you appreciate his lessons, and how he is everything you hope to be one day. Your uncle has been your second father; let him feel the weight of your feelings on his birthday. Wish him a day as amazing as he is.