Birthday Cards Put A Smile On My Face

by Henry L. on May 30, 2013

So, today is my birthday. It’s always fun waking up, and knowing that today is your special day. I’m not one to like being the center of attention, but it’s always an exception on your birthday. I like the gathering of all my friends and family to celebrate the day I was born, in an epic fashion. Usually we go out into the city and decide on a fun looking bar. Other years, we’ll opt for the club scene. And some years, I even feel like being low key and just want everyone to gather at my favorite restaurant. The gathering of everyone dear to me is one of my favorite things about my birthday… aside from the presents of course! Do you know what another of my favorite things about my birthday is? Birthday Cards! Birthday cards are something that I enjoy receiving so much because I can go back at the end of the day and look at each of my “Happy Birthday” greetings one by one, after a fun day of partying. Some are hysterically funny, some are sincerely touching. People can say it directly, but it’s always nice to be able to look back and see what special things everyone had to say about you.

Birthday Cards

So today when I walked into work, I made my way through the office and finally got to my desk. My face lit up with a smile bigger than ever as I walked closer and closer to my chair, already seeing a bunch of envelopes with my name on them sitting on top of my keyboard. I was ecstatic to open each and every one of them! I had some from my co-workers, some from my boss, some from my supervisor. I thought it was so sweet that they got me cards. The outpouring of love filled my heart and made my birthday start off in the best way. After settling down, I put all my cards around my desk, displayed nicely for everyone to see. My mother had commented to me about how she loves the place I work at because they appreciate me and are kind enough to give me a birthday card. I thought to myself “Why don’t all places have business birthday cards?”. For what it’s worth, if everyone gave business birthday cards like my job does, I’m sure their employees would be just as thrilled and touched as I was. It’s just a nice gesture and it’s smart motivation. Even the restaurant that we ended up gathering at gave me a birthday card right before they brought my cake out! That also put a smile on my face… all in all, it was an excellent day!

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Jerri C June 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Considering you spend more waking hours at theoffice than at home it’s appropriate that your co-workers treat you like family and shower you with birthday cards. It is a nice touch.

Maryann June 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I agree with Jerri. I have my family and then I have my office family. I’ve worked with some of these people for over 20 years. They’ve been with me through good times and bad and I appreciate their expressions of happiness written in a birthday card.

Liz June 14, 2013 at 3:56 pm

What a great feeling it is to walk into work on your birthday and see how much everyone cares! Cards are a small gesture, but they can certainly make a big impact :-)

Keith June 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

I remember my first birthday at my first job out of college. I don’t even know how they knew it was my birthday but my coworkers got me a birthday card that was 2 feet tall and signed by everyone. That is one birthday I will never forget.

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