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Valentine’s Day Birthday Wishes

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A birthday is a really special occasion. Valentine’s Day is also a pretty special occasion. But when someone’s got a birthday that’s also on or near Valentine’s Day, now that’s an EXTRA special occasion!

So when it comes time to writing something meaningful and appropriate in a greeting to that unique Valentine baby—whether it’s a general birthday eCard or a specific Valentine’s Day eCard—you may find yourself at a slight loss for words.

No longer.

The editors at Blue Mountain offer their suggestions for sentiments that will help convey your feelings exactly. Whether you’re searching for a message that’s fun and lighthearted, or something a bit more serious and conventional, we’ve got just the right Valentine’s Day birthday wishes for you. How sweet is that!

Cute & Sweet

  • From delicate lace to candy and cakes, nothing is finer or sweeter than you. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Hope your special day is just as sweet as you. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Hugs and kisses x2 on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • Sending you a double dose of sweet joy and happiness on your Valentine’s Day birthday!
  • Your heart is always filled with so much love, which explains why you were born on Valentine’s Day! Hope your special day is extra happy.
  • May your birthday be filled with all the sweetness in the world. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Only special people are born on the day the world celebrates love. Happy Valentine’s Birthday to special you!
  • Wishing you a valentine birthday sprinkled with happiness, laughter, and love!
  • Two of the sweetest days rolled into one: your birthday and Valentine’s Day. Happy happy!
  • Wishing you a doubly love-filled day! Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • How sweet that your birthday falls on Valentine’s Day. You get cake, ice cream, presents AND chocolate!  Happy birthday!

Traditional & Heartfelt

  • Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day birthday filled with lots of love and laughter!
  • Sending extra love on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • February 14 is a special day for a special person: you! Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Wishing you a double joyous celebration. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • May your special day bring you twice as much happiness in every way. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Heartfelt wishes for a magical double celebration. Happy Birthday! Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Hope your Valentine’s Day birthday is filled with lots of love and happiness.
  • Enjoy every moment of your double-special day. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Sending you wishes for a fun-filled day with those you care for the most. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • May today be just the start of a year filled with every happiness your heart could dream of. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
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Birthday Wishes for a Friend

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Sending a birthday card to a friend is a great way to let them know you care and that you’re thinking of them on their special day.

But after you’ve searched for that perfect card—and found it!—you might hesitate and ask yourself, “What can I write in this card that will let them know exactly how I feel?”

The experts at Blue Mountain are here to help! We’ve compiled the following suggestions for you to use exactly as written or as an idea for something even more personal. Either way, your friend will appreciate your sincerity and thoughtfulness! After all, what are friends for?

For Any Friend

  • You’re such a special friend who deserves a special day just for being you. Happy Birthday!
  • Here’s hoping all your birthday wishes come true. Good friends deserve that, and more.
  • I’m lucky to have such a great friend as you. Wishing you the most wonderful birthday ever.
  • Today’s a truly special day, my friend. Because we’re celebrating YOU!
  • I’m extremely grateful that you’ve been such a big part of my life. So on this special day of yours, I’d like to say thank you and very happy birthday!
  • You’re just as beautiful, genuine, and kind as the day we met. Don’t ever change. Happiest birthday, friend!
  • Wishing you a happy birthday full of gratitude for our special friendship.
  • If anyone deserves all the happiness in the world, it’s you. Thanks for always being there, good friend. Happy to you!
  • Special friends are a rare find, but I’m so glad you’re one of mine! Happiest birthday!
  • No birthday gift will ever match the gift you’ve given me: your friendship. Happy birthday to amazing you!

For Best Friend

  • Have a happy, healthy, and wonderful birthday, my friend. You’re the best. The absolute bestest of best.
  • I love you, my dearest friend, and I’m so excited to celebrate your special day. Happy Birthday!
  • My best friend deserves the best birthday in the world. Get ready to celebrate! The party begins as soon as we’re together.
  • Happy birthday to my BFF! Our friendship means more than words can say. Enjoy your special day.
  • Life has given me an amazing gift: a best friend like you. Wishing you all the best on your birthday and every day.
  • Wishing my best friend a beautiful day. May all be good and all come true on your very special day!
  • No words can describe my appreciation for having you in my life. Best wishes to you on your birthday, my best friend!
  • I’m thankful for all our adventures as best friends. I really look forward to making many more memories with you. Happy, happy!
  • Your birthday is the perfect time to celebrate your special day plus all the years of being best friends. Let the celebrations begin!
  • Happy birthday to my best friend. The one who knows me like no other…and the one no one else can replace. Your friendship means the world to me. Happy fun day!
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Christmas Birthday Wishes

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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.

Fun

  • 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!

Traditional

  • 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!
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Thanksgiving Birthday Wishes

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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.

 

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What to Write: Halloween Birthday Wishes

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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.

Funny/Silly

  • 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!

Sweet/Sassy

  • 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!
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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 bluemountain.com, 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 _________.

Compliments

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.

 

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The History of Birthdays

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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?

Parties
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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!

Dates
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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?

 

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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….

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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

 

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Birthday Wishes

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A birthday is a really special occasion. Valentine’s Day is also a pretty special occasion. But when someone’s got a birthday that’s also on or near Valentine’s Day, now that’s an EXTRA special occasion!

So when it comes time to writing something meaningful and appropriate in a greeting to that unique Valentine baby—whether it’s a general birthday eCard or a specific Valentine’s Day eCard—you may find yourself at a slight loss for words. No longer.

The editors at Blue Mountain offer their suggestions for sentiments that will help convey your feelings exactly. Whether you’re searching for a message that’s fun and lighthearted, or something a bit more serious and conventional, we’ve got just the right Valentine’s Day birthday wishes for you. How sweet is that!

Cute & Sweet

  • From delicate lace to candy and cakes, nothing is finer or sweeter than you. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Hope your special day is just as sweet as you. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Hugs and kisses x2 on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • Sending you a double dose of sweet joy and happiness on your Valentine’s Day birthday!
  • Your heart is always filled with so much love, which explains why you were born on Valentine’s Day! Hope your special day is extra happy.
  • May your birthday be filled with all the sweetness in the world. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Only special people are born on the day the world celebrates love. Happy Valentine’s Birthday to special you!
  • Wishing you a valentine birthday sprinkled with happiness, laughter, and love!
  • Two of the sweetest days rolled into one: your birthday and Valentine’s Day. Happy happy!
  • Wishing you a doubly love-filled day! Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • How sweet that your birthday falls on Valentine’s Day. You get cake, ice cream, presents AND chocolate!  Happy birthday!

Traditional & Heartfelt

  • Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day birthday filled with lots of love and laughter!
  • Sending extra love on your Valentine’s birthday!
  • February 14 is a special day for a special person: you! Happy Valentine’s Birthday!
  • Wishing you a double joyous celebration. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • May your special day bring you twice as much happiness in every way. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!
  • Heartfelt wishes for a magical double celebration. Happy Birthday! Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Hope your Valentine’s Day birthday is filled with lots of love and happiness.
  • Enjoy every moment of your double-special day. Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • Sending you wishes for a fun-filled day with those you care for the most. Happy Valentine’s Birthday!

May today be just the start of a year filled with every happiness your heart could dream of. Happy Valentine’s Day Birthday!

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The History of Birthdays (Part II)

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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.”

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