What makes birthday cards so special? Why do people like to receive birthday cards? Is it the card or the birthday message inside that brings a smile to your face?
Why Are Birthdays Important?
Look at the multi-billion dollar birthday card industry. Millions of birthday cards are bought and sold every day. Birthdays are occasions to greet friends and family with good wishes. You can reach a long lost friend with a birthday card. You can put a smile on the face of a sick friend with a birthday card. Birthday cards are great for keepsakes. You can recount beautiful memories of bygone birthdays when you look at the collection of old birthday cards. And the best part? They don't cost much.
Birthday Cards or Presents?
Sometimes birthday cards work better than presents. When you buy a present, you have to consider many factors. Does your friend already have the item you are gifting? Does it suit your friend's need or desire? Is it too expensive or too cheap? Is it durable? Balancing all factors to pick up the right gift may be quite a challenge. However, a birthday card is no fuss at all. Pick a card that conveys a message you want to send, and you have the ideal birthday card.
Store bought birthday cards are great, but they lack the personal touch. When you receive a commercially made birthday card, you fear that not much thought has been put in while purchasing the card. For instance, I know that my husband spends at the most 2 minutes choosing a card.
Make Your Birthday Card Special
I enjoy personalizing birthday cards. A birthday card with a personalized message shows that you truly care, and do not settle for an off-the-shelf product. It adds meaning to your relationships. Making your own birthday cards is not difficult if you have the right birthday card sayings available. So here is an impressive collection of birthday card sayings to give you a nudge in the right direction.
Of course, the best birthday cards are the ones you make for your friend. A simple birthday card with a beautiful birthday wish for a friend should work wonders.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
For him in vain the envious seasons roll, who bears eternal summer in his soul.
There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
May you live to be a hundred and may the last voice you hear be mine.
The worst part about celebrating another birthday is the shock that you're only as well as you are.
Have you not a moist eye, a dry hand, a yellow cheek, a white beard, a decreasing leg, an increasing belly? Is not your voice broken, your wind short, your chin double, your wit single, and every part about you blasted with antiquity?
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents and only one for birthday presents, you know.
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
A true friend remembers your birthday but not your age.
Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories.
The first hundred years are the hardest.
Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.
A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.
Some people won't go the extra mile, and then on their birthday, when no one makes a fuss, they feel neglected and bitter.
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.