Making Birthdays Special!

Making Birthdays Special

Celebrating birthdays is one of life’s great pleasures.  Even though many people claim to dislike celebrating their own birthdays, recognizing this occasion can be a very positive thing.  Sometimes all it takes to renew this tradition is to examine what makes it special.  It might only take a few flowers or another simple gift to bring new life to this special day.

Who Cares About Birthdays?
Birthdays are celebrated by cultures all over the world and have been for generations.  The occasion of a birthday is welcomed with gifts, food, and time spent together with family and friends.  Some birthdays coincide with important milestones in a person’s life, such as being eligible to drive.  Even though a birthday comes around once a year, it’s still a reason to celebrate.

Young children and teenagers are usually the most enthusiastic about celebrating birthdays.  Presents are traditionally given by family members and are chosen according to the child’s tastes and preferences.  Younger children will receive toys and games.  Older children may receive practical gifts, such as clothing, in addition to toys and teenagers look forward to birthday presents that are more grown up.

Adults are typically more low-key about celebrating their birthday.  Some people try to avoid mentioning when their birthday is in order to avoid celebrating it.  There’s no need for an adult to shy away from the fact of their birthday.  In fact, it’s possible to make your next birthday one of the best you’ve ever had.

Make Your Birthday Special Again
In order to bring fun and enjoyment back to your special day you have to think about what made your past birthdays memorable in the first place.  What did you enjoy most?  Did you enjoy the presents, the attention, or the chance to do something out of the ordinary?  Once you’ve identified what exactly it was that you liked so much about your birthdays in the past, you can begin to plan the next one for yourself.

Consider doing something special for your next birthday; it’s not just kids who like to have a pizza party or movie marathon sleepover!  Take a little time to plan and schedule a get together with the people you like most.  Friends, family, and neighbors can all join in on the fun.  Indulging in an evening of nostalgia can be a lot of fun.

Giving Gifts
Celebrating other people’s birthdays can also present a challenge.  This is especially true when you don’t know the person very well.  Associates in the workplace, casual friends, or new family members will value your thoughtfulness if you give them a gift that’s meaningful and will be enjoyed.  Birthday gift baskets are an excellent option to consider.  These gift baskets can be ordered online or over the phone and come in an amazing variety.  Fresh fruit, candy, and snack assortments are contained in some of the most popular gift baskets.  It’s also possible to create a themed basket.  A movie buff will enjoy a gift card to a local theater, some microwave popcorn, and other movie-going treats.

As you can see, birthdays can be a cause for celebration at any point in your life.  All it takes is a little planning and a couple thoughtful gifts to turn this day into something to remember.

Disclosure: Article courtesy of Pro Flowers

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7 comments for “Making Birthdays Special!

  1. Junetta
    December 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I Love birthdays- Just not my own… these are beautiful flowers! And love your articles always so informative

  2. December 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Love this article! I dont ever do anything for my birthday..most of the time because we have no money to do anything so its just like any other day! I just worry about my kids birthdays!

  3. December 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I love the flower pictures for this post, and I love celebrating the kids birthdays and getting to celebrate the birthdays of my friend and family too!

  4. December 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I really do not like my birth DAY–the day before and after is fine!! I am actually very shy and don’t like it when attention is on me—–I always get my Mom flowers for her birthday and these are beautiful! SHE likes her birthdays!!

  5. theresa gollis
    December 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    i love my birthday it is always great fun

  6. December 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I love all birthdays!! I try to make it special for each person in my family. I make sure my daughters know that it is their day, and I Have special traditions for each of them. :)

  7. December 14, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I Love flowers anyday. My mom would. Say bring. Me. Flowers. Well I am here. To. Enjoy. Them

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