How many birthday cards do you think celebrities get on their birthdays? It’s not just family and friends who send them. There are business contacts. There are members of the press. There are thousands of fans. You may be asking yourself why a gal like me would be sitting here, pondering such a question, but it didn’t come up out of the blue.
As I sat in Madison Square Garden on Valentine’s Day, enjoying the sights and sounds of Matchbox Twenty, the band pointed out that it was also lead singer Rob Thomas’s birthday. Rob’s wife, Marisol, brought a cake out on stage, and the words “Happy Birthday!” shone on the screen behind them as we were led in a rousing version of the song. Rob good-naturedly pointed out how wonderful it was to be sung to by 15,000 people singing in 15,000 keys.
I turned to my friend and said “Just how many birthdays are we going to spend at the Garden?” We had been there almost a year prior for Elton John’s sixtieth birthday. It was a different cake and a different crowd, but just as much confetti shot through the air and onto the spectators lucky enough to have floor seats.
Instead of the regular, run-of-the-mill confetti used in celebrations such as concerts and ticker-tape parades, we could recycle old birthday cards! Shred them up, spray them out, and as an added bonus, the confetti would be sparkly and shimmery thanks to the foils used in the original designs. As you can probably tell, working at a business birthday cards greeting card company makes you look at everyday things from a slightly different perspective. But really, what’s wrong with that?