Fun Birthday Facts

Ah, birthdays…mostly a joyous occasion until you start to get up there in years like me in which case you may start to want to slow the clock down a bit.  All in all though, birthdays are fun to celebrate.  Before you send out those Birthday Cards, here are some interesting and fun birthday facts that you may or may not be aware of:

  • The month of August has more birthday celebrations than any other month.
  • The month with the least amount of birthdays is February.
  • If you are celebrating a birthday today, it will only be 31,536,000 seconds until your next one.
  • May 22nd is the least common birthday. 
  • October 5th is the most common birthday.  For those of you backtracking, that’s some New Year’s Eve fun.
  • The most popular song in the English language is “Happy Birthday to You.”  Because it’s copyrighted, the song makes tons of money from licensing fees which is why you rarely hear it sung on TV.
  • What goes up and never comes down?  Your age of course.
  • Upwards of two billion dollars are spent in the US on birthday cards every year.
  • In a room with 23 people, there is a 50/50 chance that someone else in the room will share your birthday.  If you increase the number of people to 70, your chances increase to 99%.
  • The first birthday balloons were made out of animal intestines filled up with water.
  • The sun will travel 584,337,600 miles from one birthday to the next.
  • Noisemakers used for birthdays originated in Europe as a way to ward off evil.
  • What did one candle say to the other? Don’t birthdays burn you up.

Happy Birthday!

Business Birthday Cards to Boost Morale

A fact of life is that we all get older. As much as we like to avoid the aging process, it is inevitable. That being said, as long as we are having a birthday, we may as well celebrate another year of life. We get that from family and friends and it gives us a lift. However, since we spend almost one third of our lives working it is nice to be acknowledged when we are on the job. Business Birthday Cards can be a morale booster.

Imagine being an employee coming to work on their birthday, they are dragging a little with the added year and suddenly they see a card on their desk. They open the birthday card and it’s from the company wishing them a fabulous birthday. Can you see the smile on their face? You have just lifted the spirits of your employee and made them feel appreciated. For you to remember their birthday will increase their morale for longer than just that one day.

Another scenario is business associates. You deal with many people when conducting business. So whether the person is a client or a customer, they will really appreciate you taking the time to send greetings to them on their birthday. It says you care about the people you deal.

Business birthday cards are an asset to any company. They raise the morale of employees which in turn increases their level of commitment to doing a good job. They also increase the probability of having repeat customers. A business that cares – succeeds.

Birthday Greeting Cards Are Special


Birthday cards are a special way to celebrate someone’s birthday. They are a thoughtful and personal gift that shows the recipient that you care about them.

There are many things that make birthday cards so special. First, they are a physical manifestation of your care and appreciation for the recipient. In today’s digital world, it is all too easy to send a quick text message or email to wish someone a happy birthday. However, a birthday card is a tangible object that the recipient can hold onto and cherish for years to come.

Second, birthday cards are a way to show the recipient that you have put thought into their gift. When you take the time to choose and write a birthday card, it shows the recipient that you have taken the time to think about them and what they would like. Even if the card is simple, the gesture is meaningful.

Lastly, birthday cards are a way to create lasting memories. Birthday cards can become cherished keepsakes that the recipient will treasure for years to come. They can look back at the cards and read your messages to reminisce about their special day and all the people who care about them.

Birthday Assortment Boxes: Office Essentials

The Gallery Collection popped up one day while I was looking online for Holiday cards to send out from our office. We placed our order online and had the Company name imprinted in gold foil and were very pleased with the product. I was very pleased that quite a few customers told us how nice our cards were this year.

For a long time I have been trying to get nice individual birthday cards for the employees.  I would travel to a local store to pick out a card for each employee whose birthday would be coming up in the next two weeks. I would leave work early on a Friday afternoon because it really is difficult to pick out a half dozen or so cards that aren’t to personal, lovey or just plain goofy. It is a really nice personal touch my boss likes to do when it is an employee’s birthday. 

He writes out the card wishing them a happy birthday with a short personal note thanking them for all they do. The cost of these cards has become ridiculous. I decided to go back online and look over the Birthday assortment box.  They sent me a few pre-printed samples and decided they were also a great product. With really nice birthday wishes inside. Birthday card assortments are an office necessity in my book! I am very thankful I found the Gallery Collection and their quality greeting cards.

My Favorite Birthday Greetings

It can be difficult to know what to say in a birthday card, especially when you are used to just buying a card with a greeting already inside. That’s why The Gallery Collection has a huge selection of greetings to choose from as well as a team of highly trained staff to help you create the perfect card (or you could always opt for one of their many preprinted Birthday Assortment Boxes). Here are what I consider to be my favorite greetings they offer for birthday cards.

If the birthday card is meant for personal use, try selecting one of these greetings from The Gallery Collection:

B3 The fun mix of fonts on this greeting and neat addition of a star accent makes this lengthy greeting stand out. It is a sincere sentiment bubbling with personality.

B7 The font on this birthday greeting is swirly and cutesy. Plus, the graphic of a cake above it makes it both short and sweet!

J2 This birthday greeting would work for anyone on your recipient list. It is elegant and sincere without being the least bit stuffy.

If the birthday card is for your business to send out to clients, consider using one of these greetings:

B4 The arched layout of this greeting makes it stand out. It feels personal but not too jovial for a business associate.

B1 This greeting delivers warm wishes in a professional yet friendly tone.

J3 There is something regal about this font! The sentiment is endearing and the addition of the scroll beneath the words will leave your recipient feeling cared about.

If the birthday card is meant for an employee or coworker, try one of these greetings:

M4 Short, to the point, and cheery!

A8 This greeting makes the card feel like it’s from the whole gang. Plus, it’ll leave plenty of room to add personal messages!

B6 A longer, formal greeting that still packs a whole lot of tenderness.

3 Easy Business Topic Birthday Card Ideas

              Your employee comes to work on time, works hard and stays late. How do you show your appreciation for them as an employer? What traits should you recognize in your birthday card if they are focused on their career? What about if they are a good person? What if you just need to say happy birthday in a special way? Rest assured, here are three business topics for the three kinds of scenarios you may encounter as an employer.

Career Oriented Birthday Card

              This person is special in the way that they work. Show them how much you value their work ethic by highlighting their work behaviors. This may be by their dedication to the companies mission statement,

Character Oriented Birthday Card

              This person by the worth of their integrity. Reflect their values by honoring them for the good deeds they have done for coworkers, clients or their communities.

Fun Oriented Birthday Card

              This person is recognized by their social relations to how they interact with their fellow employees. If you know they lighten up the mood when things get rough or they know how to include new employees or connect them, recognize it! Write down what you’ve noticed and why it matters.

              No matter what kind of individual you are working with, you can take the time to recognize them in their own way. Go beyond their age by seeing the good in their personality.

I forgot…but should I Still Send That Birthday Card?

These days time passes us by with the blink of an eye.  Being too busy with work, school, family, just life in general – it happens to the best of us.  In fact we get so caught up in day to day that we even forget special occasions, like a loved ones Birthday.  There’s usually an inner debate in your mind, wondering…should I still send a belated Birthday card?  The answer is absolutely send one out!

These days there are so many options for those who need to send out late Birthday wishes.  You can totally make a joke about it, if the recipient has a great sense of humor. You could also be completely sincere incase the person gets offended easily. Actually, I find the belated birthday cards usually are the funniest!  If you choose to take a serious, more apologetic approach for your temporary forgetfulness, you can always write a personal message that has some humor. The best of both worlds!

Regardless if you forgot a friend’s, coworker’s or a family member’s special day, you will definitely win some points back by sending out a belated Birthday card.  Just like the saying goes, “Better late than never!”

Can’t Beat These Birthday Assortment Boxes!

With all the different types of Birthday Assortment Boxes available online on The Gallery Collection, you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need! I personally order a few different ones and have an amazing variety of beautifully foiled and embossed designs on hand any time I want to send one to an employee or client or business associate or supplier or even a relative, for that matter.

There are different greetings inside these striking cards and plenty of room to add my signature and sometimes a note to make them even more memorable. Having them right at your fingertips makes it easy to let others know you’re thinking of them and remembering their special day.

Each assortment comes in a handsome, sturdy box that keeps them clean and neat & well organized for easy access and use. The pearl lined, self-sealing envelopes make it a cinch to send them on their way either by hand or by mail.

This all makes for an outstanding package of remarkable and delightful cards which anyone can put to good use. I know I’ve had lots of great reactions from people I’ve sent one of these cards to. Besides being thanked in person, I’ve even received calls regarding my thoughtfulness. I’ve found that it doesn’t take much time or effort to be considerate and help make someone’s birthday a bit more festive.

Choosing Our Yearly Birthday Cards

Choosing yearly birthday cards shouldn’t be so hard, right? You pick a card and customize it! Done! Not so fast. I get my catalog from The Gallery Collection and that is when the problem begins. It is not because the designs don’t look good. It is because they look so good! Every design is beautiful. They are enhanced with foil and many are embossed. If you don’t see a design in the catalog, there are many more available on The Gallery Collection website.


Because I can never make up my mind, I request samples. I then show them to my colleagues. Having the actual card in hand, allows us to make a choice, knowing that the recipients will be just as impressed as we are. Here are just a few of our choices:

Design 305326 Glittery Confection Card – The cupcake on this design looks good enough to eat. It is highlighted with shades of blue and foil confetti. This is sure to be a hit.

Design 305328 Sweet Sentiments Birthday – Colorful frosted cupcakes each have their own birthday sentiment. Enhanced with gold foil, this card is a standout.

Design 305414 Contemporary Gifts Birthday Card – Sophisticated birthday presents adorn this photo. It is mounted on the card and is framed in gold refractive foil.

Design 305334 Forest Friends Birthday Card – When you want to send a “From the Gang” design, this card is sure to delight. Whimsical animals are ready to party. The gold embossed lettering and colorful critters invoke thoughts of celebration.

Sending Belated Birthday Cards: We’ve All Been There!

My best friend who recently moved to Florida forgot my birthday! I could not believe it, I was really surprised. We have been friends for years and we even mentioned it a few times in the past month while we were on the phone. I had been making plans to get away from it all with my husband for a long weekend ,and she even gave me some ideas of where to go and a plan for what to do there. When the day came and there was no birthday card in the mail, I was surprised!

This was the day we were leaving, so I forgot about it and off we went on our trip. Understanding that these days, we are all very busy all the time. We’ve all been there, sending a belated birthday card with a special note or an old picture and a joke about being late can make all the difference in the world. She wrote about how long our friendship has existed and that even though she didn’t get the birthday card to me on time, she has always cherished my friendship and cannot wait until we actually get together again in the next few months at her place in the sun and laugh about all the things we have forgotten lately!