lets say it was your stepbrother's birthday last week, but they were out of the country, and not that they're back, they're having a pub-based gathering to mark the occassion.
let's say that the pub is really far away and quite the effort to get to.
let's say you didn't get them a card or acknowledge the actual day of their birthday.
now: would you buy them a card to present at the pub? and would that card have a "belated" theme going for it?
or would you just turn up and hope that having gone to freaking RICHMOND was enough?