Thanksgiving Birthday Wishes


Thanksgiving is almost here, and for everyone who celebrates a birthday on this day of gratitude, they’re most certainly guaranteed the wishbone. But when it comes to giving these Thanksgiving babies a special card for their birthday, what do you write to make them feel special and honored in the midst of such a huge holiday?

Well, we couldn’t be more grateful that all of us here at Blue Mountain get to help you share and connect in a special way with all the people you love, and we’ve got some ideas that we think will come in handy when tackling this Thanksgiving birthday wish.

Share your personal feelings of gratitude
Letting someone know you’re grateful for them is a wonderful thing to say on every birthday, but it’s an especially perfect fit for a Thanksgiving birthday.

  • So grateful you’re in my life. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving birthday.
  • I’m so thankful for you and our friendship. Wishing you a birthday as wonderful as you.
  • I’m so blessed to have you as a: (friend/mom/dad/sister/brother/partner, etc.)
  • I’m extra thankful to not only be with you for Thanksgiving, but for your birthday, too.

 Acknowledge difficult circumstances
Birthdays and holidays can be very difficult for people who have lost loved ones, a job, or are dealing with illness, and they may want to forget them altogether. Here’s how you can be that beacon of light and remind them how special they are.

  • I know this time of year isn’t easy for you, but you deserve to be loved and celebrated.
  • Praying God gives you strength on your special Thanksgiving birthday.
  • Sending you Thanksgiving prayers and a warm birthday hug.
  • It’s a blessing to have you in this world–and two special reasons to remind you of that.

 Send lighthearted, happy thoughts
If you’d like something sweet and simple, these kind messages will leave them feeling appreciated and loved.

  • Wonderful—that’s you. Grateful—that’s me!
  • Sending you a long-distance Thanksgiving birthday hug. Did you feel it?
  • Gobble up some birthday fun as you celebrate two days in one!
  • Today, you get extra helpings of fun and wishes.

Get Silly
Make them smile for miles with these fun wishes that offer up the fun and spiritedness of having a birthday paired with such a wonderful holiday.

  • Happy Bird-Day!
  • It’s your day—gobble ‘til you wobble!
  • The wishbone is all yours! Hope all your wishes come true.
  • Who’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Birthday? I YAM!

What everyone wants most is to be remembered and thought of, so you can never go wrong with speaking straight from your heart. Gratitude is a simple gift to share each and every day, but especially on someone’s Thanksgiving birthday, it will be a memorable gift they’ll cherish.




What to Write: Halloween Birthday Wishes


Of all the days to be born, Halloween is probably the most fun! With tricks and treats and ghosts and goblins—not to mention lots of pumpkins and candy, too!—it’s clearly a day full of festive fun and lively celebrations.

If you know someone whose birthday falls on or around Halloween, this is the perfect chance to send them a Halloween birthday card. But are you at a loss for what to write inside? Frankly, the possibilities are endless. Funny and silly? Or sweet and sassy? It all depends on your recipient and the message you want to convey.

To help you get started, our card-writing experts at Blue Mountain want to share some of their most popular suggestions for Halloween birthday wishes with you! And don’t forget to check out everything we have to offer for the spooky holiday itself- from Halloween eCards to fun, printable Halloween card designs.


  • Wishing you a happy Halloween birthday that’s so fun it’s scary!
  • Have a killer Halloween birthday!
  • You may be too old to trick or treat, but you’re never too old to get a treat! Happy Halloween birthday!
  • The werewolves want to wish you a happy Howl-o-ween birthday!
  • Have a spook-tacular Halloween birthday!
  • Happy Halloween birthday from your fiend!
  • On your Halloween birthday, eat, drink, and be scary!
  • Your birthday party is gonna rock because we get to BOOOgie all night long! Happy Halloween birthday!
  • Have a frightfully spooky Halloween birthday!
  • Happy Hallo-scream birthday!


  • Have a boo-tiful Halloween birthday!
  • The sweetest thing this Halloween isn’t the candy. It’s you. Happy Halloween birthday!
  • Wishing you the best candy sugar high you can get on your Halloween birthday!
  • I’m a big fan of Halloween. But I’m a bigger fan of your birthday! Have a happy one.
  • Having fun on your Halloween birthday is just as mandatory as dressing up!
  • I hope your Halloween birthday screams with excitement!
  • Wishing you a really happy Halloween birthday—one that tickles your funny bone!
  • Have a most wonderful Halloween birthday! From your best ghoul-friend.
  • I can’t stop falling in love with brew. Happy Halloween birthday, sweetheart!
  • I witch you a happy Halloween birthday!


What to Write: Family Birthday Wishes

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What Could Be Better Than a Birthday?

Cake. Ice Cream. Balloons. Presents. Laughter. Smiles. Fun. And the one day in 365 that’s all about us! Does it get any better than that?

From young to old–and since time immemorial–people have celebrated birthdays in all kinds of unique and wonderful ways. But whether we like fanfare or some quiet time just to dream, we all deserve to have a day that’s simply perfect for us–and to be reminded how special we are and the difference we make in this world. And–if we happen to be family–perhaps even more so.

I Want to Tell Them…

Sometimes the people we care about most can be the last to know it!  Sometimes we’re just better at doing something to show our love than we are at talking about it. Maybe we’re shy about our feelings or we’re just not sure how to express them. But we all know how much even the smallest compliment, expressed from the heart, can mean.

…But How Do I Say It?  

Here at, we have everything from simple wishes to words of appreciation, warm compliments, or love-filled thoughts for the ones you’re closest to. So have a look…and once you’ve chosen the perfect card, you can use some of the idea-starters below to help you add your own personal touch, making it into a keepsake that will always be treasured in a family birthday cards.

Some Things to Think About

What is it about your family that makes it unique, special, and wonderful?
And how does this person contribute to that?
What is your favorite thing about this person?
What are some of your best memories that include them?
How have they’ve touched, inspired, or influenced you?
Is there something they’ve said or done that made all the difference?
Something special you want to thank them for?
What does this person mean to you?

Making It Personal

Now you’ve got more ideas than you need, don’t you?! Time to choose your favorite ones and, in your own words, write what’s in your heart. Relax. Smile. Keep it simple. Make it a celebration of the unique and special person they are, and you’ll make their day–and, just maybe, their whole year!

Simple Wishes

Enjoy every special moment that comes your way today…
This wish is for your birthday…but the smiles are for always…
To another year of family times and happy memories…
Wishing you your favorite kind of day…to smile, laugh, dream, remember, celebrate.
With hugs, smiles, and love for a very special _________.


Can’t imagine our family without you in it.
Even if we weren’t family…you’d still be one of my favorite people ever.
Every family has its special people…and you’re one of the nicest.
Family’s the greatest…especially family like you.
Great memories…good times…family like you are the best!
Happy Birthday to my one-of-a-kind wonderful ______(relationship).
Hoping life is always good…for a _______ who will always be special.
It’s fun being family with you!
Thoughts of you always make me smile.
Wishing a wonderful ________ a wonderful birthday.
You’re a gift to our family…
You’re the best kind of family…the fun kind.

 Special thanks

So thankful we’re family…
Thanks for being someone I’ve always looked up to…
Thanks for being there for me…
Thanks for making me feel special…
Thanks for the nice things you’re always doing…
You’re a blessing to our family.

 Close relationships

Celebrating you and how much you’ve always meant to me.
Feel loved, feel special, because that’s what you are.
Life gives us family. Love makes them matter.
Nobody loves us like our families do.
Not just because we’re family, but because we’re friends, too…
Smiling at so many memories today…
Some of my favorite family stories have you in them.
We share a special connection…
We’ve shared the ups and downs and everything in between.
You’re a part of my favorite memories…
Your birthday will always be special to me because you are.




The History of Birthdays

It’s a day that’s all about you – it’s your birthday! Celebrating the anniversary of the day you were born is a common thing, but have you ever wondered where the tradition began? Early man didn’t have a concept of time, or know how to calculate events. Marking the passage of time only became customary with the invention of calendars, which came about from the ability to read lunar cycles.

So where did we get some of the many traditions that come with birthdays?

party hats

Birthdays are often celebrated across many cultures (often with gifts, parties, etc.), but some say the tradition of birthday parties started in Europe. The superstition stated that evil spirits were particularly attracted to people on their birthdays, so to protect the birthday boy or girl, family and friends would visit. Apparently, bringing good wishes and lots of noise kept the spirits away! This is why many parties are filled with noise makers, music and lots of laughter. So break out the party favors and crank up the tunes!

Cake and Candles
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A birthday celebration isn’t complete without a cake and candles! Some think the cake tradition started with the Greeks, who would take a round or moon shaped cake to the temple of Artemis- the Goddess of Moon – to celebrate. They would then light candles on the cake to make it glow like a moon because they believed that gods lived in the sky and that lighted candles helped to send a signal or prayers.

Others think it was a German custom, as they would bake bread into the shape of baby Jesus’ swaddling cloth to mark the occasion. They’d then place a large candle in the middle of the cake, symbolizing ‘the light of life’.

And what about blowing out those flames? Candles are placed on a Birthday cake and a silent wish is made before blowing out the candle. Some say that blowing all candles out in one breath means the wish will come true and the person will have good luck in the coming year. Why? Early traditions believe that the rising smoke takes your wishes and prayers up to God. Regardless of what you believe, don’t let the flames burn too long – it’s bad form to let all of the wax melt all over the cake!

What’s the most popular birth date in theUnited States? October 5 holds this honor, while May 22 is the least common birth date.

So whether your birthday is today, or a full year away – happy birthday to you and yours! What do YOU do to celebrate your special day?




Birthday Surprise: Celebrating 70!


70_birthday_partyIntroBirthdays are meant to be celebrated. And milestone birthdays are even more special. One of our extremely talented Art Directors, Alison, has a knack for party planning, and she does a pretty amazing job. This past Spring, Alison’s mother was turning 70, and she knew she wanted to celebrate in a really special way. We had to share how everything turned out, so here’s Alison with the details….


My mom was turning 70 this year and I didn’t want another birthday, especially a milestone, to go by without an unforgettable celebration. What better way to honor someone than to throw a surprise birthday party?

So back in February, my brother and I started planning. We wanted to invite as many people as possible–friends, family, classmates, and co-workers. I designed the invitation around her stunning engagement picture, my favorite photo of her.


I wanted the colors to be classy and fun. Gold, black, pinks and polka-dots to represent the 50’s era my mom grew up in. I turned black paper fans into records, using song titles that went with my mom’s name, Sharron, like “My Sharona” and “Sherry Baby”. To continue the theme, I used records as table centerpiece mats as well.


Each centerpiece was a gold Mason jar that contained  a Happy Birthday tag, black paper fans with her picture, gold flags with “70”cut outs, and black or pink polka-dot balloons and flowers. Flowers were incorporated into everything. I made pom-pom flowers, cupcake liner flowers, and small and large tissue paper flowers.  Each table featured different titles for her—“mom,” “daughter,” “sister,” “wife,” “grandma” and “friend.”


Ah…the cake!  I continued with the flowers and created a topper for it that said, “70 Years Loved.”  I also served polka-dot cookies with gold “70” and black “S” for “Sharron,” that people could take home with them.


As you can see from my mom’s expression, we got her!  She was beyond surprised. Hugs went on forever and everyone had a great time. Best gift of the evening: as my mom hugged me she told me, “It’s an honor to be your mom.”

All the planning, stress, and flower making…totally worth it.    Happy Birthday, Mom!

Click here to see more pictures from the party.
All Photos Courtesy of Kelly Kutsko
Cookies by Chris Carolin
Cake by Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes






Christmas Birthday Wishes


Christmas is arguably one of the most beautiful and magical times of year. And if someone you know is lucky enough to be born on—or around—Christmas, that makes their special day that much more special.

But chances are, when looking to send a meaningful card to someone who also happens to share their birthday with Jesus, you may find yourself wondering exactly what to write inside. Do you tie the two celebrations together somehow? Do you put more emphasis on one over the other? How do you strike the right balance?

Our card-writing experts at Blue Mountain have gathered some of their favorite Christmas birthday wishes—and would like to share them with you! Just choose the perfect message for that special someone you know and add it to your card. Nothing could be easier! Plus, click here for a beautiful Christmas themed birthday eCard that is perfect to send and share with those celebrating this time of year.


  • As far as gifts go, you’re one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Thanks for being born during the holidays. It’s great to have one more reason to get jolly! Happy Holiday Birthday!
  • Mixing birthdays and holidays makes for a caroling, jingling, amazingly great time!
  • Hope the birthday fairy and Santa Claus are both good to you! Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • May cake, candles, gifts, and more gifts be yours this year! Happy December Birthday!
  • Wishing you a ho-ho-happy Christmas birthday!
  • A birthday on Christmas Eve? Lucky you! You get to open presents today AND tomorrow! Happy Birthday!
  • On December 24, most Americans are celebrating National Eggnog Day or National Chocolate Day. I choose to celebrate YOU! Happy Birthday!
  • Hope you’ve been doubly good this year…for your sake. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!
  • Wishing you day filled with love, joy, cake, balloons, candy canes, and snowmen! Happy December Birthday!


  • May blessings abound during this season of joy. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Wishing you twofold joy and happiness as your special day falls on Christmas. Happy Birthday!
  • Extra wishes to you for your special day. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!
  • Hope your birthday is truly magical. Happy Birthday on Christmas Eve!
  • May this holiday season bring you more blessings on your birthday. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Wishing you a cheerful celebration during this most beautiful time of year! Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Birthday bells are ringing for you on this special day of joy. Happy Christmas Birthday!
  • Only special people get to celebrate birthday and Christmas together. Many blessings to you for the coming year!
  • May the magic of the season fill your heart with joy as you are wished a wonderful birthday!
  • Wishing you a wonderful birthday, a blessed Christmas, and a happy new year!


The History of Birthdays (Part II)


Since our readers enjoyed our first post all about the history of birthdays, we thought we’d share even more fun birthday facts that you may not know. Isn’t it funny that we all do similar things on our birthdays without any thought about how or why we do them?             For instance, where did the idea come from to wear pointy hats? Why do we give gifts? And who came up with that birthday song in the first place? Read on for some fun and interesting information regarding the special day each one of us celebrates.

Pointy Party Hats

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Though there is no one origin of the pointy party hat, this distinctive headgear has been around at the very least since     2800 BC, and was recognized as a symbol of power or status:

  • In ancient Egypt, only the nobility were allowedEgypt hat      to wear pointed hats as a symbol of their elevated status above their subjects. The different designs made individual pharaohs identifiable to their subjects.
  • In medieval Jewish traditions, some people started wearing cylindrical hats secured around the chin to distinguish themselves in Christian Europe. These hats were higher and more pointed than the traditional Jewish Kippah of today.
  • It was believed that witches and wizards wore pointed hats because the hats   were representations of the cone  of power.HarryPotterWicked Witch


  • CaPrincesstholic princesses and noblewomen                                   in Medieval Europe would wear                                             cone-shaped hats intricately decorated                           with long veils, precious jewels, and even                         intricate butterfly and flower detailing.




  • The party hat can also be traced to the dunce cap, worn by misbehaving or poorly
    performing schoolchildren from the mid-19th century to the dunceearly 20th century, signifying that the wearer engaged in frivolous and foolish behavior—naturally what we all expect of the birthday person on their special day!




Overall, these cylindrical birthday hats continue to be the proud tradition in many different cultures, with the point of the hat elevating the wearer to the status of royalty—which, we all agree, a person becomes on their birthday.

Giving Birthday Gifts

One theory regarding the giving of birthday gifts dates back to early Europe, when people believed that evil spirits would seek out and haunt someone on his or her birthday, most importantly the king.Presents Therefore, on one’s birthday, people would gather to protect that person and would bring with them good wishes. These gatherings later became our modern day birthday parties, and over time, people brought more than just good wishes to ward off evil spirits; they brought presents, too.

Who Wrote The Birthday Song?

HappyBirhtdayAccording to the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records, “Happy Birthday to You” is the most recognized song in the English language, and its lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages. But where did it come from?

In 1893, sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill wrote a song they called, Good Morning to All,” which was part of the book Song Stories for the Kindergarten and was intended to be sung by students before classes began. As the song caught on across America, it developed a number of variations, becoming “Good Morning to You” and then, in 1924, Robert Coleman published a songbook and added a few extra lyrics that would quickly come to overshadow the original lines and came to be the rendition we all know today, “Happy Birthday to You.”



Celebrating October Birthdays!

Blue Mountain wishes everyone celebrating in October, a very happy birthday!

October is a magical month made up of vibrant colors and comfortable temperatures.       It’s quite the celebratory month too, as we observe Columbus Day, Canada’s Thanksgiving, and Halloween in the upcoming weeks. But today we celebrate all the October birthdays – it’s your time to shine! We thought it would be fun to call out some famous names also celebrating this month. Who shares your special day?

  • October 1, 1935- Julie Andrews, actress, singer
  • October 2, 1970- Kelly Ripa, actress, television personality
  • October 3, 1941- Chubby Checker, singer, musician
  • October 4, 1924- Charlton Heston, actor
  • October 5, 1975- Kate Winslet, actress
  • October 6, 1846- George Westinghouse, engineer, inventor
  • October 7, 1951- John Mellencamp, singer
  • October 8, 1970- Matt Damon, actor
  • October 9, 1940- John Lennon, singer, songwriter, musician
  • October 10, 1958- Tanya Tucker, singer
  • October 11, 1884- Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady, wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • October 12, 1935- Luciano Pavarotti, opera singer
  • October 13, 1959- Marie Osmond, actress, singer ,Brother-Sister duo “Donny & Marie”
  • October 14, 1894- E. E. Cummings, poet
  • October 15, 1959- Emeril Lagasse, chef
  • October 16, 1854- Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright
  • October 17, 1918- Rita Hayworth, actress
  • October 18, 1956- Martina Navratilova, tennis champion
  • October 19, 1945- John Lithgow, actor , comedian
  • October 20, 1931- Mickey Mantle, MLB baseball slugger
  • October 21, 1956- Carrie Fisher, actress, “Princess Leia” in “Star Wars”
  • October 22, 1942 Annette Funicello, actress, singer, beach movies
  • October 23, 1925- Johnny Carson, Talk show host, “The Tonight Show”
  • October 24, 1930- J.P. Richardson, singer, the “Big Bopper”, sang “Chantilly Lace”
  • October 25, 1881 -Pablo Picasso, artist
  • October 26, 1947- Hillary Rodham Clinton, first lady, NY Senator
  • October 27, 1858-  Theodore Roosevelt, 26th  U. S President
  • October 28, 1967- Julia Roberts, actress
  • October 29, 1971- Winona Ryder, actress
  • October 30, 1735- John Adams, 2d U.S. President
  • October 31, 1950- Jane Pauley, TV journalist






Happy August Birthday—You Naturally Inventive Leaders!

An inventive mind if there ever was, those born during the month of August have a knack for innovation, plus the talent and detail-oriented mindset to make their novel idea a reality. A born leader and inspiring orator, you have the strength of character necessary
to see not only your dreams come true, but help facilitate the aspirations of others as well.


Leo, how you love the spotlight! Showcasing your talents, you crave the attention you receive from others. You also understand, however, that it’s not always about you, so you enjoy shepherding others and helping them achieve their dreams as much as you do your own. Leadership is such your forte, you could write a book about it… and you probably have! With your strength of character and will to succeed, not only is the sky the limit, but you and your protégées will undoubtedly fill it as the stars you are!


If you’re a Virgo, you know how to get things done. With an eye for detail and instinct for order, you accomplish whatever you set your mind to. You are meticulous and love creating order out of chaos; so much so, that your specialty could be to help others organize their lives as well, whether at work or at home. Speaking of order out of chaos, your health and well-being are paramount to you, as you’re not one to let your hygiene lapse, even for a day. For you, health and happiness are most enjoyed from the inside out!

August Flower  

155309501August’s birth flower, the Gladiolus, gets its name from the Latin, gladius, or “sword,” for the leaves’ resemblance to a sword. Associated with Roman gladiators until the African Gladiolus gained in popularity, this tall bloom is a symbol of strength and integrity. Its more amorous meaning connotes “love at first sight.” Among its many uses: treating physical ailments as the corms (stem) were turned into a poultice and applied to affected areas; was also used to extract thorns and splinters, as well as treat colic when mixed with goat’s milk.

August Birthstone  118480779

Your birthstone, the peridot, has two possible name origins: faridat, Arabic for “gem,” and peridona, which translated from Greek mean “to give richness.” Believed to have originated from the TopazosIsland (now the Zabargad / St. John’sIsland) in the Egyptian Red Sea, the green gemstone has been mined for over 3,000 years. Renowned for its healing properties, it’s considered ideal for respiratory health. Also known for its protective properties, it’s said to boost prosperity and fame. Although it can be made into jewelry, peridot wears down easily and isn’t considered ideal for decoration. Still, with its rich olive shade, it is sought out by collectors.

Famous August Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names:

Ingrid Bergman, Queen Elizabeth, Alfred Hitchcock, Whitney Houston, Gene Kelly,
Francis Scott Key, Annie Oakley, Regis Philbin, Leo Tolstoy, Mae West

Important August 2013 Holidays

International Friendship Day 8/4
Ramadan, ends 8/7
Assumption of Mary 8/15

For more information on August birthdays, please click here.  And to see a large selection of birthday ecards that range from funny to sweet, just visit We’ve got cards for everyone on your list, including talking cards that are perfect for those in the birthday spotlight this month!




MOOD BOARD: Family Birthdays! (7.18)


Family Birthdays are the Greatest!

Families…they’re the ones who’ve known us the longest and loved us the most. Who care about us wherever we are, and wish us happiness whatever we do.

They’ve seen us at our best, our worst, and everything in between. And they’ve been there every step of the way…to celebrate our special moments, encourage our dreams, cheer us on, lift us up, and share our laughter and our tears.

They’re the people we look up to and are proud of. People we just couldn’t do without!

They’ve given us more than we could ever thank them for. And they mean more than
they could ever know.

They’re family…part of our favorite stories and memories…and a very special part of
our hearts.

Celebrate someone special in your family
with the perfect thoughts and wishes