I used to think of myself as pretty stoic when it came to my birthday; I didn’t care if I received cards or not. I am not anti-birthday cards, I send out birthday cards to all of my friends and family on their special day. Actually one of my claims to fame is that I can remember a person’s birthday once I hear it. It’s a strange talent but people enjoy it. This year I received personalized birthday cards from my yoga studio and inside the card there was not the usual “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment but the greeting was a coupon for a free session. The yoga studio actually sends these to clients on their birthday; this was a very clever idea and I really did enjoy receiving that card.
I mentioned this to a friend who owns a business and she told me that she already orders birthday cards by the box to send to her clients. She has the inside printed with a message that she will make a donation in their name to a charity; a thoughtful and generous idea. Now that I discovered the many uses for birthday cards, I look forward to receiving them.