Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sports Birthday

In celebration of Kerrea Gilbert's birthday yesterday I found some really neat sport themed birthday cards. Here take a look!

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Check back with this blog and the column to the right where I'll be adding in more Birthday links and resources.

Your Birthday In other Times and other Worlds...

If You Were Born in 2893...

Your Name Would Be: Umori Terr

And You Would Be: A Space Pirate

'Happy Birthday' in 161 Languages - Part II

Here are more words and more languages to say "Happy Birthday" in! Stay tuned!

  • Basque :: Zorionak!
  • Belauan-Micronesian :: Ungil el cherellem!
  • Bengali (Bangladesh/India) :: Shuvo Jonmodin!
  • Bicol (Philippines) :: Maogmang Pagkamundag!
  • Bislama (Vanuatu) :: Hapi betde! or Yumi selebretem de blong bon blong yu!
  • Brazil :: Parabéns a você! OR Parabéns a você, nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.
  • Breton :: Deiz-ha-bloaz laouen deoc'h!
  • Bulgarian :: Chestit Rojden Den!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Celebrity Birthday on February 28th

Name: Kerrea (pronounced 'Kerry') Gilbert

Birthday: February 28th, 1987

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Profession: Soccer player

Any of you soccer fans would know who Kerrea Gilbert is. He's a rising star on the other side of the Atlantic. He's been playing with Arsenal in youth and reserve teams. He's such a diverse player that he can play as a right full-back or in the middle. When there were a lot of injuries in the Arsenal team, Kerea was called in to cover his mates. He even covered as a substitute left back in the UEFA Champions League match against Ajax Amsterdam. Since July 21st of last year he's been on loan to Cardiff City for the entire 2006-07 season. This is one sports celebrity on the rise. I can't wait to see his career progress. Here's to Kerrea Gilbert!

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Happy Birthday' in 161 languages - Part I

'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' is common everywhere and I actually found this being said here in161 languages. So every week, starting today I will be posting 'Happy Birthday' in 10 languages. This is cool as whenever you want to wish someone , you can actually do that in a totally different language!

  • Afrikaans: :Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag!
  • Albanian: :Urime ditelindjen!
  • Alsatian: :Gueter geburtsdaa!
  • Amharic: :Melkam lidet!
  • Arabic: :Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! (masculine/feminine)
  • Armenian: :Taredartzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!
  • Assyrian: :Eida D'moladukh Hawee Brikha!
  • Austrian-Viennese: :Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!
  • Aymara (Bolivia): :Suma Urupnaya Cchuru Uromankja!
  • Azerbaijani: :Ad gununuz mubarek! -- for people older than you OR Ad gunun mubarek! -- for people younger than you
P.S - here's a couple of greetings in Chinese and Spanish.

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What does your birth date mean?

Have you been to Paul Sadowski's Site on Birthdays?

This is what it had for me --

Your date of conception was on or about 26 April 1984 which was a Thursday.

You were born on a Thursday
under the astrological sign Capricorn.
Your Life path number is 5.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 9.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 8.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 6, 11 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2446082.5.
The golden number for 1985 is 10.
The epact number for 1985 is 8.
The year 1985 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/2/1984 and ending 2/19/1985.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Goose; your plant is Bramble.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Famenoth, the third month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 24 Tevet 5745.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 25 Tevet 5745.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 18 katun 11 tun 11 uinal 18 kin

There's a lot more info on that site, like what were the hit songs and all. Isn't that cool?

Check out what your birth date had in store for you and lemme know what it comes up with!

If a friend of you is feeling grumpy because he or she is getting old, you can cheer them up with these really funny ecards...
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Monday, February 26, 2007

Birthdays for Bloggers!

I did a little search of my own on blogspot to read about birthdays. And guess what? A lot of people had their birthdays on the 25th! Here's a couple of birthday ecards to wish them a belated Happy Birthday -- hey, better late than never right?! Ok, geez here's me saying sorry...

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This one is for Ella who turned 6 on the 25th - YAY!!!

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This one is for Austin Girl --

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And this one is for Dave --

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Guess who else was born on February 25th! Pierre Renoir the famous artist. Here's a couple of ecards in celebration of his birthday.

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Celebrity Birthday on February 26th

Name: Helen Elizabeth Clark

Birthday: February 26th, 1950

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Profession: Helen Elizabeth Clark is a former Prime Minister of New Zealand. She started her PM-hood in December 1999 and entered her third successive term in the same office in 2005. In 2006 she was ranked the 20th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. She was the second female PM of New Zealand.

On top of that, she wasn't just a PM, she held other ministerial positions like Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, she has responsibilities for New Zealand Security Intelligence Services and for Ministerial Services. Impressive huh?

Well, here's a couple of ecard to wish Helen Clark a very happy birthday...

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Friday, February 23, 2007

60th Birthday

Ok I just had to post another Peter Fonda clip again. I think it really defined what the 60s was all about and with all the events that are going on around us I think we're going to see a revitalized culture like that again. Check it out.

Peter Fonda turned 62 but he doesn't really look his age. I guess you can send ecard for 60 year olds. ^_^
Try these for your parents or your grand parents if you're somewhat younger than me.

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Celebrity Birthday on February 23rd

Name: Peter Fonda

Birthday: February 23, 1940

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Profession: Henry Fonda was born in New York City to a family of actors. He's the younger brother of actress Jane Fonda. He started his acting career on Broadway and had his film debut in Tammy and the Doctor in 1963.

By the mid 1960s, Peter Fonda had become 'unconventional' and nonconformist – so the established film industry did not want to hire him. Naturally he starred as a leading man in a counterculture-oriented film – The Wild Angles. It was directed by Roger Corman. Fonda played the role of Heavenly Blues – a Hell's Angels chapter president, which he co-wrote with Terry Southern and Dennis Hopper who directed.

They were all nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Jack Nicholson was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as George Hanson – an alcoholic civil rights lawyer. He plays the 'cool Devil' as director Mark Steven Johnson puts it in Ghost Rider that was released last Friday.

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Birthday Greetings for Her

Birthdays are really special. And when you're sweetheart is having a birthday you have to make sure that it's really nice and that she's going to enjoy the day. Because it's her day. You do know when her birthday is right? NO?! Go ask, call her. NOW! MOVE SOLDIER!!!

Make sure you plan it right so there's a perfect present, a perfect dinner or lunch etc. I'll be writing on this topic more so stay tuned! In the meantime, you can check out these ecards for her...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Birthday at 50

If life began at 40, when you reach 50 they are the golden years. When you reach 50 you've experience all life has to offer people are ready to cash-in on that mutual fund or security bonds. Your kids are away in college and you're ready to retire. You're finally to reap the rewards. So why not let your mom or pop have a big bash when they turn 50? Throw in a surprise party, or if you're one of the kids that are away in college, you can send them these ecards for free!

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Celebrity Birthdays on February 21st

Name: Kelsey Grammer

Birthday: February 21st, 1955

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Profession: An Emmy-winning actor, Kelsey Grammer is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Frasier Crane in different sitcoms Cheer and Frasier. He is also a voice actor, producer, director and writer. He also won Golden Globes for his work on Frasier. He was the first American actor ever to be nominated for multiple Emmy awards for portraying the same character on three different TV shows – Cheers, Fraiser and Wings. His $1.6 million per episode salary playing Dr. Frasier Crane is a record in the industry being tied to only James Arness when he portrayed Marshall Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke between 1955 to 1975. (This smile is worth more than a million bucks folks!)

Speaking of a million bucks....

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Happy Birthday – Life Begins at 40

Did you know that Benecio del Toro just had his 40th birthday? Well, good luck to him with his midlife crisis, er, transition. When my dad turned 40 and later in those 40 ish years, all I remember was he turned into a hormone raged teenager. Well, over grown but that's what I felt like. Thank goodness I ran away to college! Anyway, here's a couple of fun ecards that you can send to your over the hill, turning 40 friends.

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Celebrity Birthday on February 19th

Name: Benicio del Toro

Birthday: February 19th, 1967

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Profession: Born Benicio Monserrat Rafael Del Toro Sanchaez, Benicio pursued a 'practical degree' in business on the advice of his father. But a success in an elective drama course encouraged him to drop out of college and study acting in LA with noted teachers Stella Adler and Arthur Mendoza. He also studied in the famous Circle in the Square Theater School in New
York. Even his family didn't know about it until he got good roles. He started appearing on TV in programs like Miami Vice,

Drug Wars: The camerena Story. In films his debut was in Big Top Pee-wee and the 007 filme Licence to Kill -- making him the youngest actor to ever play a Bond villain at the age of 21. He career took off in The Usual Suspects which won him an Independent Spirit Award.

In celebration of Benicio's Puertorican heritage here are a few ecards in Spanish you can take a look at !

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Aquarius Birthdays!

Hey it's not too late to wish your Aquarian friends a 'happy birthday'! Remember Aquarius are are those born between January 20th and Febuary 18th. Here's a couple of cards to help you send a wish through ecards --

Friday, February 16, 2007

Celebrity Birthday on February 16th

Name: Sonny Bono

Birthday: February 16th, 1935

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Profession: Sonny Bono of the Sonny & Cher fame was not only a singer but an actor and a record producer as well. He later became a politician whose career spanned over three decades. Here's a video of Sonny & Cher in remembrance of him.

I've also found musical ecards to help celebrate loved ones with music.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Birthday for Her Ecards

Your beloved's Birthday is a time for a special celebration... Here's a set of warm, cute, funny, animated and free Birthday For Her greetings to choose from... So find an ecard that is just right for the 'love of your life', one that'll make her feel special.

A Special Show Jus' For You ! Let your sweetheart know how much you love her.

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Coz You Are Special... A warm wish for your sweetheart/ special friend on her B'day.
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Celebrating Together ! A heartfelt message for your spouse/ loved one.

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A Wonderful Wish ! Pour your heart out to your sweetheart on her special day.
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Celebrity Birthday on 10th February

Name :Greg Norman

Birthday :10th February,1955

Zodiac Sign:Aquaris

Profession: Greg is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He is nicknamed "The Great White Shark", or simply, "The Shark", a reference to a shark inhabiting Australian waters as well as Norman's size and blond locks.

A Li'l Birdie Told Me...
Swing across this fun ecard your celebrity friends and Loved ones you know

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Tee-off To A Great Happy Birthday !
For your friend/ sweetheart/ dad/ colleague/ loved one who's a golfer or a fan.

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Friday, February 9, 2007

Valentines day Birthday

Birthday means a celebration time... and how great it feels when it coincides with Valentine's Day ? Yummy... isn't it ? Make the day an extra special one for your friend/ family member/ sweetheart/ near ones with these loving "Happy Valentine's Day Birthday" ecards.

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A Special Birthday Toast !
A warm message for your husband/ sweetheart on his special day.

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Happy Birthday in Different languages

Here is how to say "Happy Birthday" in 161 different languages of the world. So next time one of your friends have a birthday and speak another language you can wish them in their own language. Wouldn't that be fun!!!!! Enjoy.

Language How to say "Happy Birthday"

Afrikaans Veels geluk met jou verjaarsdag!
Albanian Urime ditelindjen!
Alsatian Gueter geburtsdaa!
Amharic Melkam lidet!
Arabic Eid milaad saeed! or Kul sana wa inta/i tayeb/a! (masculine/feminine)
Armenian Taredartzet shnorhavor! or Tsenund shnorhavor!
Assyrian Eida D'moladukh Hawee Brikha!
Austrian-Viennese Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!
Aymara (Bolivia) Suma Urupnaya Cchuru Uromankja!
Azerbaijani Ad gununuz mubarek! -- for people older than you
Ad gunun mubarek! -- for people younger than you
Basque Zorionak!
Belauan-Micronesian Ungil el cherellem!
Bengali (Bangladesh/India) Shuvo Jonmodin!
Bicol (Philippines) Maogmang Pagkamundag!
Bislama (Vanuatu) Hapi betde! or Yumi selebretem de blong bon blong yu!
Brazil Parabéns a você!
Parabéns a você,
nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.
Breton Deiz-ha-bloaz laouen deoc'h!
Bulgarian Chestit Rojden Den!
Cambodian Som owie nek mein aryouk yrinyu!
Catalan Per molts anys! or Bon aniversari! or Moltes Felicitats!
Chamorro Biba Kumplianos!
Chinese-Cantonese Sun Yat Fai Lok!
Chinese Fuzhou San Ni Kuai Lo!
Chiness-Hakka Sang Ngit Fai Lok!
Chinese-Mandarin qu ni sheng er kuai le
Chinese-Shanghaiese San ruit kua lok!
Chinese-Tiociu Se Jit khuai lak!
Chronia Polla NA ZHSHS
Croatian Sretan Rodendan!
Czech Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!!
Danish Tillykke med fodselsdagen!
Dutch-Antwerps Ne gelukkege verjoardach!
Dutch-Bilzers Ne geleukkege verjoardoag!
Dutch-Drents Fellisiteert!
Dutch-Flemish Gelukkige verjaardag! or Prettige verjaardag!
Dutch-Frisian Fan herte lokwinske!
Dutch-Limburgs Proficiat! or Perfisia!
Dutch-Spouwers Ne geleukkege verjeurdoag!
Dutch-Twents Gefeliciteard met oen'n verjoardag!
Dutch Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
English Happy Birthday!
Esperanto Felichan Naskightagon!
Estonian Palju onne sunnipaevaks!
Euskera Zorionak zure urtebetetze egunean!
Faroes ( Faroe island ) Tillukku vid fodingardegnum!
Farsi Tavalodet Mobarak!
Finnish Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
French (Canada) Bonne Fete!
French Joyeux Anniversaire!
Frisian Lokkiche jierdei!
Gaelic (Irish) Lá breithe mhaith agat!
Gaelic (Scottish) Co` latha breith sona dhuibh!
Galician (Spain) Ledicia no teu cumpreanos!
Georgian Gilotcav dabadebis dges!
German-Badisch Allis Guedi zu dim Fescht!
German-Bavarian Ois Guade zu Deim Geburdstog!
German-Berlinisch Allet Jute ooch zum Jeburtstach
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Quinceañera Blessings !
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.¡Que Tus Sueños Se Hagan Realidad !
Desee a su amigacho/ querido con esta etarjeta hermosa.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Birthday Greetings for your Friends

Wish Your Friends a "Great Birthday". A friend is someone who understands us and shares our feelings... So on your friend's/ best pal's birthday select from the wide range of warm, cute, sweet, funky Birthday greeting cards and wish your buddies a smashing time on his/ her special Birthday

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Happy Birthday !
A cute animation to wish your friends/ colleagues.

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For A Special Friend...
A heartfelt Birthday message to make your friend feel special.

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Party Your Tail Off !
A Birthday card that makes your friends go LOL !

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Pop The Cork !
Wish your friends who are young adults now, happiness and good cheer on their Birthday.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Funny Birthday Quotes

Inside every older person is a younger person - wondering what the hell happened.
- Cora Harvey Armstrong

To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am.
- Bernard Baruch

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
- Maurice Chevalier

Getting old ain't for sissies.
- Betty Davis

Of late I appear To have reached that stage when people who look old who are only my age.
- Richard Armour

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
- Mark Twain

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's
birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

You are only young once, but you can be immature for a lifetime.
- John P. Grier

If I'd known I was going to live this long (100 years),
I'd have taken better care of myself.
- Ubie Blake

Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
- C.E.M. Joad

Let us respect gray hairs, especially our own.
- J. P. Sears

My birthday!--what a different sound ..what word had in my youthful ears;
And how each time the day comes round, Less and less white its mark appears.
- Thomas Moore

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
- Tom Stoppard

A birthday:—and now a day that rose With much of hope, with meaning rife—
A thoughtful day from dawn to close: The middle day of human life.
- Jean Ingelow

If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes.
- Euripides

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you have not committed.
- Anthony Powell

Call this an unfair generalization if you must, but old people are no good at everything.
- Moe, from the Simpsons

Birthday Fun Greeting Cards

Share a joke, laugh and indulge in some harmless fun with these superb cards!Send them out to your friends, family and loved ones... It's sure to make their Birthday all the more special !
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Monkey Business !
A funny ecard that's gonna make your friend/ loved one lol on his/ her birthday.

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A Million Dollar Gift !
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Dropping In A Wish !
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A Birthday Trick !
Spring some surprise for your friend/ loved one on his/ her big day

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Birthday Quotes and Messages

General Birthday Quotes

Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time.
Jean Paul Richter

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
- Plautus

Birthdays? yes, in a general way;
For the most if not for the best of men:
You were born (I suppose) on a certain day:
So was I: or perhaps in the night: what then?
- James Kenneth Stephen

From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye.
- William Butler Yeats

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents ... and only one for birthday presents, you know.
- Lewis Carroll

Old age: A great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold, you may have escaped, not from one master but from many.
- Plato

The birthday of my life is come, my love is come to me.
- Christina Georgina Rossetti

No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Jonathan Swift

One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.
- Virginia Woolf

The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
- Marcus Cato

May you live all the days of your life.
- Jonathan Swift

Birthday Flowers Wishes and Greetings

Tulips, Roses, Lilies and Sunflowers ! Reach out with these bright floral birthday wishes and 'Birthday Flower' ecards to all your friends, family, sweetheart and dear ones and make their day really special !Wish you family/friends/loved ones a happy Birthday with these Birthday Floral Greetings

Happiness Blooms !
A beautiful birthday wish for your friends/ family/ colleagues/ loved ones.

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Happiness Unfolds !
A special blooming Birthday wish for your friends/ colleagues/ loved ones.

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Have A Wonderful Birthday !
A special birthday bouquet for your sweetheart/ loved ones.

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Smiling Flowers !
A charming ecard that's sure to make your near and dear ones Birthday very special

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Happy Birthday To You !
A warm birthday greeting for your dear one/ colleague/ acquaintance.

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Monday, February 5, 2007

Happy Birthday Greeting Cards

Bitrthdays are a time to have fun, gorge on cakes,pastries and sumptous Food . It is s the time to make merry and have a Fantastic Birthday Celebrations with Friends and Loved ones. Send these Happy Birthday Greeting cards to show how much you care for them and wish them happy Birthday with these Free Greeting Cards.

Tons Of Fun !
A cute way to wish your pals/ loved ones on their Birthday !

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Sparkles Of Joy And Happiness !
An ecard with a wonderful wish for your friends/ dear ones.

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A Birthday Wish For Someone Special !
A special B'day note for your sweetheart/ loved one

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A Special Birthday Gift !
A bright and happy B'day wish for your near ones/ friends or anyone you know.

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A Day Full Of Surprises !
A fun B'day wish for your buddies/ near n dear ones.

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Special Birthday Celebrations

Special birthdays can include:

  • When the most significant digit changes, for example one's 1st, 10th, 30th, 50th, or 100th birthdays, as well as significant years such as the 18th (US legal adult age), and 21st (US alcoholic beverage drinking age).
  • One's golden birthday, also called a champagne birthday, is the day when the age someone turns is the same as the day in the month he was born. (e.g. someone turning 20 on January 20th celebrates his golden birthday).
  • In most legal systems, one becomes a legal adult on a particular birthday, and at different ages gain different rights and responsibilities — voting, certain drug use (e.g. alchol, purchasing tobacco), eligibility for military draft or voluntary enlistment, driving, purchasing lottery tickets, etc.
  • Most cultures have one or more coming of age birthdays: Jewish boys have a bar mitzvah on or around their 13th birthday. Jewish girls observe a bat mitzvah on or around their 12th birthday, or sometimes on or around their 13th birthday in Reform and Conservative Judaism.
  • In some Christian traditions, generally Catholic and Anglican, Confirmation is the ritual by which a young person becomes an official member of the Church. This sometimes includes the bestowal of a 'Confirmation name,' generally the name of a saint, which is often worn as a second middle name. Confirmation also bestows the Holy Spirit upon the confirmand, and in some churches is received concurrent with baptism or first communion.In Latin America the quinceañera celebration traditionally marks a girl's 15th birthday.
  • Some girls in the United States have "sweet sixteen" birthday parties.
  • The birthdays of historically significant people, like Jesus Christ, the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, or the national heroes or founders, are often commemorated by an official holiday. Some saints are remembered by a liturgical feast (sometimes on a presumed birthday). By analogy, the Latin term Dies natalis 'birthday' is applied to the anniversary of an institution (such as a university).
  • In many Asian countries the 14th birthday is celebrated as the day one becomes a man, or a woman, in society.

Interesting Birthday Fun Facts

• Birthday shopping is a $10 billion business.

• Birthday cards are 62 percent of the everyday occasion card industry.

• Approximately 1.2 billion birthday cards are given each year, according to Hallmark research.

• About 5 million people celebrate birthdays in the U.S. each week; an average of 700,000 birthdays occur each day.

• 11,000 baby boomers turn 50 each day, and will for the next 10 years. America tends to focus on boomers because there are 76 million of them.

• The average American receives eight birthday cards and four gifts a year.

• More people are born in August than any other month (9.07 percent). About 21 million Americans have birthdays in August.

• In recent years, July ranks number two in birthdays (8.80 percent of births) and February is last (7.55 percent)

• Consumers write additional messages inside a birthday card 70 percent of the time.

• For Americans, birthdays are the #1 reason to party.

• Children's birthday parties are increasingly important, especially party themes. Partyware featuring licensed character designs are hot sellers.

• 50 percent of all partyware is for birthdays, and 65 of that 50 percent is kids partyware.

• Birthdays have been celebrated only since invention of the calendar in 4000 B.C. Only kings celebrated their birthdays in ancient times because no records were kept on common people.

• The first birthday card originated in England in 1850.

• Belated birthday cards are better than no recognition at all, but the actual date of birth is the one that carries the most impact.

• Birthday cards reflect the times: the workplace, blended families, spirituality, multicultural influences, hot licensed properties, positive outlook on aging, etc.

• More than a fourth of all birthday cards are given to friends.

• About two-thirds of birthday cards are mailed, according to Hallmark.

• After the 25th birthday, the milestone birthdays – 30th, 40th, 50th, etc. – begin to take on different meanings according to one's lifestyle, mental state, values, work status, etc. For example, the 30th or 40th birthday may have a different meaning for a single person than for someone married with children.

• Middle age changes according to life expectancy: As life expectancy and longevity increase, middle age tends to be older. With more people living beyond 100 (108,000 and that number is projected to double by 2010), 50 seems "young." (Only about 10,400 people were 100 years old in 1960.)

• Today, the nation's median Birthday age is about 35.9.


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