In Honor of Birthdays–Especially Yours!

Have another birthday coming?  Then celebrate it with joy!  You may not always see the glow of your birthday cake, candle by candle, as a good thing.  You may wonder where the years have gone or why they seem to melt one into another.  The fact is that every birthday you have becomes a wonderful opportunity to take a personal inventory and remind yourself of all that you’ve accomplished and all the dreams that still lie ahead that can be realized!  You’ve got a lot of fire in you creating a greater flame than all your candles added together.  Need a few fabulous birthday thoughts for inspiration?  Here are some of our favorites:

We turn older with years, but newer every day.
–Emily Dickinson

It takes a long time to grow young.
–Pablo Picasso

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
–Nhat Hanh

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
–M.A. Radmacher

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
–Satchel Paige

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.
–Madeleine L’Engle

Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty—they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
–Martin Buxbaum

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
–Erma Bombeck

Celebrate the gift of your birthday! And if someone special you know is having a birthdays , share a little inspiration with them with a beautiful ecard from our birthday, just because or friendship selections.




eCard of the Week: “America Furever” Talking Card

With the national elections just around the corner, you can join in the political fray
in a funny way with “America Furever,” our eCard pick of the week. This talking eCard features a fun and “sparkly” pup who will deliver your personal message
for you in any one of several different voices (your choice, of course!) It can be
a birthday message…perhaps something like “The vote is unanimous, you should
have the best birthday ever!” or “Hope it’s a banner year, you deserve it!” Or send
and share it with a friendship message instead…”The votes have been counted and
the results are official, you’re an awesome friend!” Don’t forget to add your recipient’s name to your message to make it really special. The possibilities are endless and so is
the fun when you connect with family and friends in this unique and personal way. has other talking eCards you’ll love, too and also has a great variety
of Interactive eCards with games, puzzles and more…why not check us out today!



Back to School …a Simple Primer!

 Summer is already slipping away and it won’t be long until the school bells ring again across the land. (Was that a loud “hurray!” we heard in the background?) Ah…school! It’s a nostalgic and happy thought for parents and grandparents everywhere who are captured by the excitement of the first days of a new school year and, of course, the shopping that goes with it! It’s the chance to search out personal notebook covers and brightly colored pencils that are perfectly matched and sharpened. It’s about finding just the right backpack and a new pair of shoes. Yes, a new school year packs a lot of potential!

Get ready!  Part of getting ready for the new school calendar is about engaging in conversations with family. No matter what grade level your kids and grandkids are entering, hopes and dreams exist that can be nurtured and explored. Maybe this is
the year they’ll build new friendships, try new sports or take up a new instrument.
After all, there’s more to school than just subjects to be learned or papers to be written. School ushers in the beginning of a new future and taking part in it is the key
to new opportunity.

Get set!  So what do your students need this year?
A handy check list is probably available at your school
or neighborhood store that includes everything from three-ring binders to calculators. It might include crayons to drawing pencils, or ball point pens to hand-held computers. And soon,  their favorite notebooks (loaded with their favorite pop culture icons and characters such as Twisted Whiskers, Hello Kitty and SpongeBob Squarepants, will hold a vast fountain of knowledge—guiding their young lives in  new directions.

Go!  So start getting ready for a great new school year! With a little effort and a little time, it will help you create a future for your kids that goes beyond a dream. And it’s certain that one day they’ll look back on this time a bit wistfully, a bit nostalgically, and remember what fun, amazing moments happened simply because they went back to school! It’s going to be an incredible year…
for all of you!

By the way, you can send and share a “Back to School Postcard” with your favorite student by simply emailing it or posting it to their Facebook wall. It’s just one more way to let them know you’re thinking of them! See for many other ways to say “Good Luck!” as well, including our whole collection of Talking eCards.



eCard of the Week: Sunshine-Maker Get Well Puzzle


Is someone you know feeling a little under the weather or on the road to recovery?
This “Sunshine-Maker” Get Well Puzzle eCard, our pick of the week, might be just
the thing to cheer them up,  and even offer them something fun to do while they’re recuperating. It’s one of the many new Interactive eCards from

You’ll find a large assortment of other Get Well eCards there as well, and if you’re
looking for something a little different, you’ll find Encouragement and Send a Hug eCards that are perfect for letting others know they’re in your thoughts today.



Birthday Fun for Big Birthday Laughs

“Anyone can make them cry. It takes a genius to make them laugh.”

~ Charlie Chaplin

Who doesn’t love having their funny bones tickled, especially on their birthdays?  Whether it’s silly humor or a clever joke that leads to a light-hearted chuckle or a huge belly laugh, there’s just something about “funny” that adds to the joy of celebrations! Even kids like to get in on the fun on their birthdays and when they’re surrounded by family and friends, everyone gets a kick out of sharing in the good times.

To help add some funny to your festive birthday celebrations, here are some silly jokes and gags to share with those both young and young at heart for some big birthday laughs.

Young and silly:

Q. What made the birthday games so easy to play?

A. They were all a piece of cake.

Q. What’s the one thing you get every birthday?

A. One year older.

Q. What did the cat think of her birthday party?           

A. She thought it was purrfect!

Q. What do mice like to eat on their birthday?

A. Cheesecake.


Young at heart:

That’s not a bonfire, that’s your birthday cake!

Age is just a number until the candles no longer fit.

You know you’re getting old when your birthday cake candles
can be seen from  outer space!

Forget about the past, you cant change it,
Forget about the future, you can’t predict it,
Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one!

Q. Why was the golfer asked to cut the cake?

A. He knew how to slice!




eCard of the Week: “Celebrate Your Day” Slider

Our “Celebrate Your Day” Interactive eCard is this week’s feature pick and one of our  newest favorites for its heartwarming and smile-bringing qualities. Slide the cupcake across the bottom of this charming image to watch the scene change into a real birthday celebration! There are probably a few people on your birthday list who would appreciate being remembered with a special ecard like this one.

It’s just one of the new interactive birthday eCards we’re featuring this month, but there are many more for other occasions as well. Why not check them all out at and see for yourself how much fun sending and sharing these special eCards can be.



Writing Birthday Message Magic

Writing the perfect message for a birthday ecard you’re sending can sometimes be a challenge. You want to create a warm or lighthearted, personalized message that speaks from your heart and makes your

recipient happy, but often, it’s hard to know just where to begin.

Perhaps you can start by asking yourself a few questions as you begin thinking about
your message:

  • Is the recipient a family member, friend, or acquaintance?
  • Would they prefer something heartfelt or funny?
  • What types of things would you say to them if you were talking to them in person?
  • What would you like someone to say to you on your birthday? They’d probably like to hear the same kinds of things.

Once you have a better idea of where you’re headed, the rest will come a little easier. We’ve included some fun and heartfelt birthday messages you can add to your ecards to help get you started. You might even want to write down those you create yourself as reference for the next time you’re looking for the perfect words that sum up your own thoughts!

Wishing you lots of fun and surprises on your special day!

Thinking of you with love on your birthday.

Hoping all your birthday wishes come true.

Birthdays put the magic in your years!

Enjoy all the happy moments of your special day.

Here’s wishing you love and laughter on your birthday.

Hope birthday magic helps make your wishes come true!

May your birthday be filled with wonderful surprises!

Wishing you the best birthday ever…full of smiles, laughter, and love!

Have fun personalizing your birthday ecards for family and friends and enjoy knowing you’ll be brightening someone’s day!



eCard of the Week: Sweet Surprice Tic Tac Toe









“Sweet Surprise Tic Tac Toe,” our  ecard pick of the week, is another fun interactive selection in our online game series that makes for a lighthearted and entertaining way of sending birthday wishes and greetings.  We’d love
this birthday ecard by artist Drew King even if we didn’t have a sweet tooth!
Of course the fact that it features birthday cupcakes as the design makes it
that much sweeter to send.

If you’re looking for other Interactive eCards, Online Game eCards, Talking eCards,
or fun Postcards,  Blue Mountain can help you stay connected and celebrate birthdays
in may different ways! Have you already sent this card? Let us know who you sent it to and their reaction. We love hearing from our members!





Don’t Forget Friendship Day This Weekend!









Friends are some of the most important people in our lives. They are always there for us, whether we need a good laugh, cry, or anything in between. These relationships should be cherished and celebrated – especially this weekend because Sunday, August 5 is Friendship Day!

Spend the day with good friends on a fun adventure, or maybe just stay in and reminisce about all the memories you’ve made together over the years. Don’t live near your closest friends? Plan a good hour or two to catch up on the phone.

Sending a friendship eCard is a sweet gesture that is sure to make your friends smile, or post a digital postcard on facebook to let everyone know that it’s Friendship Day. Remember, every friend deserves a little reminder of how special they are!




Your August Birthday–You Lead the Way!

You may be as creative and innovative as Martha Stewart, as persistent and strong as Magic Johnson, and as talented as Dustin Hoffman, all of whom share your August birthday month.  The truth is you are a born leader and whatever you choose to do in life, you have what it takes to achieve it.  Your aspirations come from deep within you, challenging you, and giving you the courage to try again and again to follow your heart and meet the goals you set for yourself.  You persist when life hands you a curve and you find a new approach when an old one no longer works well.  You serve as an example to others simply by the way you live your life.

Your friends find you to be open and honest, positive and generous.  They love to hear your ideas and sit with you over coffee  to discuss the strange and wonderful nuances of life.  You’re one of the people they go to, when they can’t come up with a new plan for themselves.  You always know how to open doors and lead the way.

The August zodiac symbol of a lion associated with guarding and guiding others, is not lost on you.  You’re a ferocious advocate of the things you believe in and a staunch protector of the people you love.  You always put your best foot forward and move quickly and carefully to make changes for the good of others.

Your birthstone is a rich and elegant spring green gem known as a Peridot.  In ancient legends, it was often thought to be a symbol of strength and a mysterious force of nature exhibited in powerful people.  The gladiolus, in an array of vibrant colors is your birth flower, signifying a sincere heart and a strong character.   Yes, you were born in the month of those who respect all of life, who are out-going  and happy, and who offer a strong legacy to the world.  You’re a force to be reckoned with and it’s a great joy to celebrate your birthday.

If you know anyone else who is celebrating a summer birthday, why not share some of your sunny, out-going attitude with them by sending or posting a day-brightening birthday ecard!