Birthday Joy


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Birthdays are such a special time to let friends and family know you’re thinking of them. The smallest gestures, from a phone call to a sweet cupcake, can truly make someone’s day. It’s so easy to take a few minutes and send a card in the mail, include one in an email, or even post one to Facebook. It’s all about making someone smile on their birthday, and knowing that you helped spread some of the joy is an awesome feeling!

In the  mood board: Birthday Joy ecard from American Greetings

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Here Kitty Kitty!


pet birthday Here Kitty Kitty!

You know you’re a cat lover when…

  • You have conversations with your cat and you really do understand what he/she is saying
  • Your cat has more say in household matters than your spouse
  • You’ve given up on caring about cat hair-free clothing
  • Your cat’s name is part of all your online passwords
  • You never mention the V-E-T by name for fear of upsetting you-know-who
  • You think birthday cards that feature singing cats are the most purr-fect cards ever!

In the mood board: Furball Surprise! birthday ecard From American Greetings

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How to Choose the Perfect Birthday Card


051812 bday cards How to Choose the Perfect Birthday Card

Everyone has birthdays, and whether or not you send a gift or flowers, you should always send a birthday card. There are so many great ones to choose from, and it can be overwhelming! So how do you decide? Here are some tips we think will help:

– First, start out by thinking of who the person is and what he or she is like. Consider things such as whether they are serious or silly, young or old, trendy or traditional.  Next, consider what your relationship is: are they family, friend, co-worker? Are you heart-to-heart close, or just acquaintances?

– Next, you can decide on the tone of the card, such as “Funny,” “Heartfelt,” “Cute,” or “Romantic.” You can select a general card, or one that is specifically for the recipient—“Grandma” for example. If you’re very close, such as a parent, child or spouse, try looking at photos of the special times you’ve shared for inspiration. The memories can help you decide on the type of card and what you’d like it to say.

– Now you’re ready to add just the right message inside. Here are some great choices:

  • May this year be your best ever.
  • I hope all your birthday dreams and wishes come true.
  • I hope that for every candle on your cake you get a wonderful surprise.
  • May your birthday be filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter, love, and cheer.
  • Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!

The list of card choices is long these days, and while everyone is familiar with paper cards, there are lots of other options, too.

Birthday ecards are a quick and easy way to send your wishes, and Personalized Paper cards add an extra-special touch. You can even shop the card aisle right from your home computer or even find printable birthday cards you can print from home!

The bottom line –  a birthday card not only brings happy wishes, but it’s also a reflection of the relationship you have with the receiver. So, by thinking about that first, it will make it much easier to choose the perfect one.

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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

happy birthday shakespeare Happy Birthday William Shakespeare!

Born in 1564, the Bard of Avon, as he was known, was one of the greatest playwrights and poets of all time. Now, before you say, “Yawn…” keep in mind that there’s a lot more to Shakespeare than what you learned in High School Lit class. For example, many of today’s common phrases actually originated with his plays—talk about transcending trendiness!—and some scholars even attribute the origin of the “Knock, Knock” joke to a scene from Macbeth.

Way back then, going to the theatre to see one of his masterpieces was anything but boring. They weren’t the quiet, polite affairs they are now, but were filled with revelry, food, beverage and a whole lot of socializing. Hmmm…to us, that sounds like a great big party! If you know someone who’s celebrating a birthday or other special occasion today, why not do it up Shakespeare-style?  It’s easy to stage a theatre-themed event that will have your guests saying “Bravo!” by showing some favorite movies, playingcharades and serving gourmet popcorn treats. Don’t forget to send the special person an ecard, too—that’s even better than a sonnet! (Sorry, Will.)

And what about Shakespeare’s timeless question, “To be or not to be?” Well, we say, “be happy.” After all, that’s what celebrating special occasions is all about!

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Your March Birthday!


030512 march birthdays Your March Birthday!

Today we celebrate all the March birthdays out there! Whether a Pisces or an Aries, it’s your month to shine so enjoy every day of it. Remember to take some time for yourself this month and indulge in some of your favorite things like a decadent dinner, a shopping spree or a day at the spa! You’re sure to have many people around you wishing you sweet thoughts, and it’s a great time to realize how much you mean to so many different people. You’re pretty special and this is the month to embrace it! What’s on your birthday wish list this year?

Not your birthday in March, but your calendar is full of birthday reminders for friends and family? Remember them all by sending a birthday eCard or even send a birthday card right to their door with a click of your mouse. Staying connected is easier than ever – especially on birthdays!  What is the best birthday present you ever gave someone?

In the post: Birthday Fantasy eCard from American Greetings

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Celebrating the men we love!

022012 moodboard moustache Celebrating the men we love!

Husbands, Fathers, Brothers, Uncles, Friends…the list of important men in our lives could go on and on. But no matter who it is, when it’s their birthday we want to celebrate them. Whether it’s taking them out for a steak dinner or maybe a bowling party – a “manly” birthday night can be fun for all!

In the mood board:      Moustache Quartet Fun Song birthday eCard from American Greetings

Cookie & Cream cupcakes from Bakerella

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