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!

The Positive Impact of Sending Birthday Cards to Employees


Employees are people just like you and me, if you own or run a business then it’s your job to know that.  They have good days and bad days and as an employer you affect that every day they come into work.  That’s why when an employee’s birthday comes around it’s important to know that you can make a huge impact with something as small as a birthday card.  This lets them know they’re not regarded as just a cog in a wheel but someone appreciated and valued at their workplace.  Something like our Cupcake Dots Birthday Card would brighten up anyone’s day with the colorful cupcake but maybe even more important, the actual message on it.  Happy Birthday from all of us, simple, but it lets that employee know, you as a company not just as an entity but an organization of all the different people who make it up value and remember them.  Employees would as a result of receiving this card feel more welcome and comfortable in their workplace causing them to work at optimal levels because they know, you as the employer do care.  Birthday cards have a huge positive impact on your employees that make the cost virtually nonexistent and the rewards endless.  Employers get to wishing those happy birthdays and sending out those cards to see just how much more optimistic your employees will be!

Design #504AR – Happy Birthday From All of Us Greeting Card

I’m so happy to tell you about one of my favorite Gallery Collection business birthday cards! It’s design #504AR, Happy Birthday From All of Us Greeting Card, and I know you’re going to love it too! This whimsical card is the perfect business birthday card to give to co-workers celebrating their special day! It will bring a smile to their faces long after their birthdays have come and gone! Another plus for this particular design is that it’s appropriate for both the men and women in your office. This card shows a happy group of coworkers, smiles on all their faces, each one holding brightly colored balloons. The balloons spell out “Happy Birthday” in a most delightful way and “from all of us!” is written in script at the bottom of the card. Who could resist this cheery group? They look like they’re ready for some cake and coffee! No wonder they look so eager and happy! Who doesn’t enjoy a break from their everyday routine?

Design #504AR - Happy Birthday From All Of Us Greeting Card
Design #504AR - Happy Birthday
From All Of Us Greeting Card

When your coworkers receive a business birthday card like this, it will really make them feel special, like part of the group. Everyone deserves to feel that way, especially on their “Big Day.” Birthdays only come once a year, so it’s important to acknowledge them in a special way. Sending this card will make your coworkers feel noticed and appreciated.

If your office is a casual one, or even if its not, and you’ve never sent this type of business birthday card before, maybe now is the time to do it. A greeting card might seem like a little thing, but, as the saying goes, “it’s the little things that matter most.” Add a little lightness to your office atmosphere, build camaraderie, get the cake ready and enjoy the party! You’ll be glad you did.

Receiving Birthday Cards – It’s the Thought that Counts

Remember when you were a kid and received happy birthday cards from your grandparents or aunts and uncles? What was the first thing you did when you took the greeting cards out of the envelopes? You looked to see if there was any money in them! Don’t deny it. Even if you weren’t so obvious as to shake the birthday cards upside down to see the cash fall to the floor, you surely peaked inside, ever so slyly. Once you saw the money, you thanked them and went on to open the next envelope without even reading the card; You may even have received a little reprimand from your embarrassed parents.

Now as an adult, I read every word in all of my birthday cards, even if they don’t contain cash! It means so much to know that a relative, friend, or coworker took the time to choose a card and send it to me. The gesture lets me know that I’m in the thoughts of my friends and family, especially if they can’t be with me to celebrate the occasion. As I go through all of my birthday cards, I sincerely appreciate the sentiments wishing me a fun day and success in the year ahead. Maybe money can buy some happiness, but so can sincere and thoughtful greeting cards!