Happy July Birthday—You Natural Nurturers and Stage Seekers 

July Bdy 7.2“All the world’s a stage”

—William Shakespeare

Right at home as the center of attention, those born during the month of July have a noticeable “stage presence.” Not only are they comfortable being in the spotlight, but they can help others feel at ease, too. As much as they may crave attention, they’re also intensely private, so picture them at a masquerade ball where they’d dazzle others with their costume while hiding behind their party mask.


If born a Cancer, you’re an emotional creature of habit whose moods can shift, but with a predictability and consistency. A deep, sensitive soul who adores the comforts of home, you value not only your privacy, but recognize others’ need for privacy as well. A nurturing spirit and defender of the family, you seek peace and tranquility in a domestic setting, but at the same time, go to bat in a heartbeat for those you care about. Memories are of the utmost importance to you, so you enjoy hobbies like scrap-booking and anything else that preserves those precious moments.


What can we say, Leo? You lead, take center stage, and are the king of your castle! Generous and open-hearted, you love and are affectionate with those you care about. Taking great pride in whatever you do, you operate with a certainty that others can envy, but being as generous as you are, you willing helps others achieve their dreams. For if others admire your creations and try to mimic them, you can’t help but smile with pride and feel flattered.

p_100237777July Flower

July’s birth flower, the Larkspur, get its scientific name, delphinium, from the Greek word, delphis, meaning “dolphin,” although its use in birthday celebrations dates back to the Roman Empire. Its more colloquial meaning is that of an open heart and great passion. The spur part of the flower is shaped like the hind toe of the lark, hence its more common name. Used medicinally in ancient times to heal wounds, its nectar is popular among butterflies and bumblebees. Nowadays, it is used decoratively in bouquets and other flower arrangements, for it stands out due to its considerable height.

July Birthstone

Your birthstone, the ruby, comes from the Latin, 07022013_rubyrubens, meaning “red.” Originally mined in the country of Burma in 2500 B.C., it has a history of being used by shaman for its healing and protective qualities, especially when worn next to an affected area. It’s also considered helpful in boosting energy and bringing about much prosperity. This precious red gemstone can also be made into jewelry, and has been a favorite among the rich and famous, most notably Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Famous July Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names:

P.T. Barnum, Sandra Bullock, George W. Bush, Princess Diana, Harrison Ford,
John Glenn, Tom Hanks, Dean Koontz, Ann Landers, Nelson Mandela, Beatrix Potter,
Ringo Starr, Henry David Thoreau, Kristi Yamaguchi,

Important July 2013 Holidays

Independence Day 7/4
Ramadan (begins evening of 7/8)
Bastille Day 7/14
National Hammock Day 7/22
National Hot Dog Day 7/23

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Happy June Birthday, Friend and Nurturer!


Although popular, even to the extreme, those born during the month of June are most comfortable socializing at home, whether it’s their home or someone else’s cozy nook. Most at ease with the close-knit circle of friends they grew up with, they treat their friends like family.


Those born under the sign of the twins, Gemini, love to communicate. Talking on the phone, text messaging, emails, letter-writing…you name it, chances are Gemini loves it! You tend to have as many friends as ways to communicate with each. Not to mention, a wonderful way with words! For all you know, you were scribbling little masterpieces since before you could crawl. Short little notes, poetry, short stories, or the next great American novel, your mind is always buzzing with words to put down on paper.


Those born in the sign of Cancer have a connection to the Moon, as their emotional well-being can be closely linked the Moon’s phases. Some may call you moody, but really, you’re simply going with the flow alongside the latest lunar state, whether it’s waxing or waning. Like the crab, the animal associated with Cancer, you have a tough exterior that protects and nurtures your softer, sensitive inner world. Nothing is more important to you than family, although who you consider your “family” may vary, for home is where your heart is. A bookkeeper of memories, you remember what matters most to yourself and others, filing it away in your heart to bring yourself some joy on days when you could use cheering up.

June Flower 

08-12652-00-00Your birth flower, the Rose, derives its name from the Latin rosa, which traced back further means “flower.” Rich with history, roses has been blossoming for millions of years. According the Roman legend, when Rodanthe turned away a great many suitors bent on marrying her, the goddess, Diana, turned Rodanthe into a rose and her overeager admirers into thorns. Flowering in a variety of colors, each carries its own meaning: red—“I love you”; white—spiritual love; yellow—joy and faithfulness; pink—“thank you”; to name a few.

 June Birthstone 

153149908The pearl, your birthstone, is the oldest known gemstone, and has some of the richest history and folklore surrounding it. One cultural story tells that the pearl was born when a drop of rain from heaven fell into the oyster, becoming its heart. Pearls have been referred to as “teardrops of the moon,” and have been used in meditation and to assist in spiritual transformation. They are also known to relieve stress and even balance the solar plexus chakra. .

Famous June Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names:

Tony Curtis, Olympia Dukakis, Roger Ebert, Michael J. Fox, Anne Frank, Tom Jones, Helen Keller, Guy Lombardo, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep

Important June 2013 Holidays

World Environment Day 6/5
Flag Day 6/14
Father’s Day 6/16
International Picnic Day 6/18
Juneteenth 6/19
Summer Solstice 6/21

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Happy May Birthday —You Earthy Romantics
and Social Butterflies!

Sociable to say the least, those born during the month of May are the rock in their circle of friends. A reliable individual whom people can depend upon, you are the one those in a pinch seek out, for you’re able to get through the thickest of thick and thinnest of thin.


Those born under the second sign of the zodiac, Taurus, possess an unshakeable interest in others. For above all else, you value the innate goodness in others. Not to mention, you grab life by the horns and don’t let go! Although your energies may take time to build, once you’re revved up, there’s no turning back. An earth sign, you are a true friend of Mother Nature and your feet are planted firmly on the ground. This also makes you a loyal and steadfast partner, but because you are ruled by Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, you are also one of the true romantics.


If you’re born a Gemini, you’re the social butterfly of the zodiac! Like the butterfly, you rarely stay in one place for very long. A great conversationalist, you love keeping up with everything everyone is up to. Once you’re brought up to speed, you feel the need to record it so you won’t forget it, which makes you the ultimate wordsmith! You’re also the model multi-tasker. The sign of the twins, you wish you had four arms instead of two to get everything you want to accomplished!

May Flower 05012013_lilyofthevalley

May’s birth flower, the Lily of the Valley, has roots in Christian tradition as it is mentioned fifteen times in the Bible, eight in the Song of Solomon. Symbolic of the Second Coming of Christ due to its blossoming in early Spring, other Biblical and Christian references to this white bell-shaped perennial include: Eve’s tears as she and Adam were excommunicated from the Garden of Eden, as well as the tears of the Virgin Mary shed at the foot of Christ’s cross, believed to have transformed into the flower. Used nowadays for decoration, this Springtime flower is actually poisonous. Nevertheless, it is a delight in its appearance and pleasant with its scent.

May Birthstone

05012013_emeraldYour birthstone, the emerald, comes from the ancient Greek, smaragdus, and Old French, esmeralde, translating into “green gemstone.” First mined in ancient Egypt in the 4th century B.C., this precious gem was believed to have been a favorite worn by Cleopatra. Since then, it has been used countless times as a wellness stone to heal diseases like cholera and malaria, as well as sooth the soul, clear the mind, and increase intelligence. Popular for celebrating a couple’s nuptials, it is associated with the twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries.

Famous People Born in May

Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names:
Adele, Fred Astaire, David Beckham, Cher, George Clooney, Bing Crosby, Miles Davis,     Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tina Fey, Sigmund Freud, Audrey Hepburn, John F. Kennedy, Florence Nightingale, Jimmy Stewart, Mike Wallace, Orson Welles, Walt Whitman,      Mark Zuckerberg, Malcolm X

Important May 2013 Dates

May Day 5/1
Cinco de Mayo 5/5
National Teacher’s Day 5/7
Mother’s Day 5/12
Bike to Work Day 5/17
Armed Forces Day 5/18
Memorial Day 5/27






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Happy April Birthday —You Wonderfully Witty, Sensual Spirits!

Loyal, dedicated, and with a childlike sense of wonder, those born during the month of April possess a fiery energy eager to discover the world around them. With an ability to uncover all that the world has to offer, you waste no time in seeking out all of life’s treasures.


Always the trailblazer, Aries energy is marked by spontaneity, speed, and a satirical sense of humor that guarantees laughs from all within earshot. Those born under the sign of the ram jump headfirst into everything! You strike while the iron is hot, and we mean hot! Uniqueness is your mantra, and truth be told, there’s no one quite like you. You live for the moment, and when one doesn’t present itself, you’re able to create one in a heartbeat.


If born under the sign of Taurus, you find value in anything that brings sensual pleasure—large and small. In fact, when it comes to worth, you prize everything from outright luxury to the very precious resources of Mother Earth, not to mention your own personal values and beliefs. You’re not one to covet just anything, for everything you possess must either have meaning or be something you’re able to give meaning to. If by chance your search for significance doesn’t pan out right away, you persist until it does, for perseverance is your calling card.

April Birth Flower, sweet peaApril Flower

Although the origin of your birth flower, the Sweet Pea, is somewhat unclear, what’s indisputable is its association with blissful pleasure: Blossoming in many varieties and colors (sometimes two-tone), many of the richly fragrant flowers have an aroma reminiscent of orange blossoms and honey.
A centerpiece of corsages, boutonnières, and other types of bouquets and flower arrangements, this delicate bloom was first believed to be seen in Sicily by the monk, Francisco Cupani, a member of the Order of St. Francis, in 1695. Considered easy to grow and care for, they are consistently sought out by those with a green thumb.

April birthstone, diamondApril Birthstone

Your birth stone, the diamond, derives its name from the Greek word, adamas, meaning “unconquerable,” and has as much history and legend surrounding its origin as it has facets to shine. Born beneath the earth’s surface in volcanic heat and massive pressure, this jewel of kings is also associated with romance, as Cupid’s arrow was believed to be tipped by this precious gem. Often seen on engagement rings, ancient Egyptians believed that the vena amoris, or “vein of love,” ran straight from one’s heart to the top of the third finger on the left hand. When Archduke Maximilian of Austria bestowed a diamond engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy in 1477, a tradition was born. Nowadays, it is often extracted from the renowned Kimberley diamond mines near Kimberley, South Africa, among many other places around the world.

Famous People Born in April

Famous faces who share your birthday month: Marlon Brando, Carol Burnett, Charlie Chaplin, Beverly Cleary, Thomas Jefferson, Coretta Scott King, Anthony Quinn, Debbie Reynolds, Jerry Seinfeld, Barbra Streisand

Important April 2013 Dates

April Fool’s Day   4/1
World Health Day   4/7
National Siblings Day   4/10
Tax Day   4/15
Earth Day   4/22
Administrative Professionals Day   4/24
Arbor Day   4/26




“WHAT TO SAY…” In a Talking eCard!

Cat got your tongue? No worries! Talking eCards will say it for you! You can even choose
a talking cat!

Want to reach out to someone you haven’t contacted in a while? talk_how_ya_bee
Our How Ya Bee hamster will hit just the right note: “Hi Kelly, sorry I haven’t been in touch, things have been very hectic around here.  Just wondering how ya bee and hoping we can get together soon to catch up!”

Feeling romantic or maybe a little frisky? You can choose our
Love You a Latte Yorkie to do some sweet talking for you. “Hi Honey.  Just sitting here having my morning coffee and remembering last night. Love you a latte!”

talk_this_just_inOur newscaster, This Just In, can deliver a fun weather report: “The snow is really coming down!  We’re expecting six inches by morning. Time to get your skis out!  Can’t wait to see you on the slopes!” or “This just in. Mary Beth had her baby at 2:30 this morning! Eight pounds of bouncing baby boy!”

Our Purrfect Friend kitty can make someone’s day: “Good Morning, Jenn!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I’m so glad we’re friends!” Or if someone you know is going on a trip, you can send them our  Bahama Llama with a happy “Bon Voyage!” wish.

Is someone in your life going through a difficult time?  talk_hang_in_thereOur little Hang in There monkey will bring a smile: “Harry, I was so sorry to hear about your accident.  I hope you are on the mend and will be back on the golf course soon.  We all miss you.  Hang in there! 

For St. Patrick’s Day, wish them a wee bit o’magic with our Pot O’Golden retriever, our Fine Irish Lassie and our St. Cat’s Day kitty. “Faith and begorrah, here’s hoping your St. Patrick’s Day is filled with fun and friends and lots of green beer!”

talk_magical_surpriseFor Easter, let them know they are somebunny special with our new Bunny Banter card. “Happy Easter, Aunt Sophie!  Can’t wait till we get the family together for Easter brunch.  Your green bean casserole is the best!  Be sure to get here early for the Easter egg hunt.  Love you!”

And, of course, we have lots of ways (and fun characters to match!) to wish someone a Happy Birthday:

Send some bovine wishes from our Holy Cow: “Holy Cow!  You’re having another birthday?!  Don’t worry—you’re still not pasture prime!”

Our Sweet Wishes talking cupcake can suggest: talk_sweet_wishes“It’s your birthday, Sally!  Time to get sprinkle-faced!”

Send Hogs and Kisses to a grandchild.: “Hello, my little Munchkin!  This little piggy is here to say, a special treat is on the way.  Hogs and kisses for your birthday!  Grandma loves you!”

talk_puppy_loveWith Talking eCards you can keep in touch, send birthday, holiday and get well wishes, invite someone over, celebrate an anniversary, graduation, engagement, special event or send one just because they’re so much fun! One happy customer shared with us that she was proposed to through a Talking eCard! (It was our Puppy Love design and she said, “Yes!”)

 So where to begin? Just choose the talking ecard character you like best for the occasion, type your message in the box, pick a voice and the talking card will deliver your note to your delighted recipient. We’ve shown you a few ideas on things you can say, but here are a few helpful hints to make your message even more special:

  • Choose whether you want the card to speak in the first person (Hi! I’m your Birthday Cod) or if you just want to use it as a vehicle for your message (Sending this birthday cod cause I know how much you like fishing!)
  • Listen to your message several times before sending it. You might want to add or edit. Always click Save and Preview after each change or edit.
  • If you’re not going to send your card right away but want to keep the message you’ve started, it’s a good idea to copy and paste it to a Word doc, as once you move out of the card (without sending it), your message will not be saved.
  • Play around with the spelling and spacing between words/syllables to have your message delivered just the way you’d like it.
  • If you type your message phonetically, you can even have the talking card speak a foreign language!

And now a word from our Talking eCod…


Here’s what we typed and how we typed it.  We chose “Nigel” for the speaking voice.  Click here or on the photo at left to listen to the delivered message.
Ahoy there, blue mountain friends!  I am so proud to have this special oppor TUNA tee to speak to you!   Just wanted to let you know it’s official!   I am one of the most popular talking  e cards of all.   Holy Mackeral!    I’ll send birthday fishes to anyone you like and they’ll fall for me hook…line…and sinker!  It’s FIN-tastic, don’t you think?  Remember, in cod we trust! Have a great day now!




March Birthday eCard

Happy Birthday, You Dynamic Dreamers!

Energetic idealists with a surplus of spontaneity, you March birthdays aren’t afraid to fight for what you believe in. Possessing a quick wit and sharp sense of humor, you can find frivolity in life’s smallest subtleties. Not to mention, you can be the life of any party as you capture the imaginations of everyone in the room!


You sensitive Pisceans set the bar high when it comes to romance! Your world of fantasy and dreams is quite rich, casting an irresistible spell upon those you love as they’re drawn into your aura and merge with the most intimate parts of your soul. Inspiring others with your compassionate acts, you move people in ways others can’t help but notice and strive to emulate. Your imagination creates an atmosphere others can swim in as they float down your river of magical waters.


Passionate individuals who forge their own identities, Aries thrives on originality! Courageous and impulsive, you’re ready to explore uncharted territories as you enjoy discovering new places and meeting new people. Few can pin you down, for your effervescent energy can only be matched by another Aries! A go-getter if there ever was one, you don’t just burn the midnight oil in order to get things done. Your fire simply never goes out!

March Flower

March Flower: JonquilMarch’s birth flower, the Jonquil, shares the same family tree as the Daffodil and Narcissus, though significantly smaller and much more fragrant. Originating from Spain, as well as Portugal and Algeria, the flower’s name comes from the Spanish word “joquillo” meaning “rush.” Despite its smaller size, the Jonquil carries quite a regal history, for when Queen Anne created the KensingtonPalaceGardens, its landscape was reportedly filled with Jonquils. The aromatic bloom’s other uses include perfumes, as its scent is said to be rather intoxicating.

March Birthstone

Your birthstone, aquamarine, comes from Latin and means “seawater.”March Birthstone: Aquamarine
It’s found primarily in Madagascar and Brazil, although it is popular around the world. Said to be the treasure of mermaids, Greek sailors supposedly wore it to appease the sea god, Poseidon. Associated with love, in particular young love, it’s believed that a couple is blessed when the groom gives his bride aquamarine the morning after they’ve consummated their marriage. This aqua-blue gemstone is also used in fine jewelry-making as it is a popular gift for wedding anniversaries.

Famous People Born in March

Celebrate your birthday this month with these notable names: Johann Sebastian Bach,
Justin Bieber, Liz Claiborne, Celine Dion, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Glenn Miller, Liza Minnelli, Shaquille O’Neal, Gloria Steinem, Gloria Swanson, Vincent van Gogh, Andrew Lloyd Webber

2013 March Holidays

Daylight Saving Time begins   3/10
St. Patrick’s Day   3/17
Spring Equinox   3/20
Palm Sunday   3/24
Passover (begins at sundown 3/25 – ends at sunset 4/2
Good Friday   3/29
Easter   3/31





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This is just one of the many new birthday ecards featured at, with many more on their way this year! There are special collections that work for your entire birthday list…

  • For Everyone
  • For Her
  • For Him
  • For Kids

There’s also a selection of Seasonal featured Birthday ecard, Funny ones and Talking ecards as well! Of course we still have all your favorites as well as the popular classics everyone loves. But you’ll want to check back often to see what’s new!




Happy February Birthday to The Dreamers and Humanitarians!

02062013_feb_birthdayRebellious yet empathetic with an unconventional imagination, those born during the month of February not only march to the beat of their own drummer, but set the tempo for those who follow these sensitive souls. Their dream of a brighter future for all of humanity is met with wonder, hope, and an electrifying excitement of all the possibilities!


The Pied Piper of the zodiac, those born under the sign of Aquarius possess a playful spirit that works best in a group that they lead. Communication is their forte, but with an off-beat style. Theirs comes with a magic that charms others without denying followers their individuality. This is what Aquarians prize most—the freedom to be who they are! Always on the cutting edge, these folks will be at the forefront of all the latest breakthroughs, especially with technology. The “boat rockers” of the zodiac, these people will shake up the status quo if it benefits humanity in the long run.


If you’re a dreamy Pisces, you enchant others with your other-worldly imagination. Enrapturing all you meet with a mystical glow, your presence can heal others of whatever ails them. Blessed with a powerful creativity that burrows beneath the surface and touches the soul, still waters do indeed run deeply with you! At home in a world filled with romance and fantasy, you want nothing less than to surround yourself and those you love with a fairy tale existence that tantalizes the senses.

Your February birthstone and flower…

Amethyst, derives its name from the Greek, amethustos,  amethyst frontmeaning “not drunken.” It was believed by the ancient Greeks to preserve sobriety, as wine goblets were carved from this precious gemstone as a way to stave off intoxication.

A gemstone synonymous with serenity, it provides great calm in the midst of any disturbance. It also bears heavenly meaning, with Moses having described it symbolically as the Spirit of God, and Tibetans imparting holiness to it with Buddha. Its spiritual significance, continuing to this day, includes ornamental jewelry, as it has been used in the making of crosses and Papal rings.


The violet, February’s birth flower, has its roots in Greek mythology. Zeus was in love with King Argos’ daughter, Io (the Greek word for violet). To conceal her from his wife, Hera, Zeus transformed Io in a heifer and gave her aromatic flowers to feast upon instead of ordinary grass, which later became known as violets. The symbol of modesty, violets bloom in such colors as blue, yellow, and violet, and have a variety of purposes: medicinally as an expectorant, a diuretic, and an essential oil used in aromatherapy; culinary in vinegars and oils, as well as decorations for cakes and other fine desserts.

Celebrate your birthday this month with these historical figures…

Susan B. Anthony, Charles Dickens, Clark Gable, Michael Jordan, Rosa Parks,
Ronald Reagan, Norman Rockwell, Babe Ruth, John Steinbeck, Elizabeth Taylor

February holidays…

Groundhog Day (2/2), Lincoln’s birthday (2/12), Mardi Gras (2/12/13), Ash Wednesday (2/13/13), Valentine’s Day (2/14), President’s Day (2/18/13), Washington’s birthday (2/18/13), Purim (starts at sunset on 2/23/13)



Your January Birthday!

Happy January Birthday, You Youthful “Old Souls”

01032013_bdayAn old soul with youth on your side, you are often considered to be the “salt of the earth.” As a commanding communicator, your presence alone can light up
a room. And at the  same time, you possess a quiet determination.    Your daydreams aren’t far from reality, for your “land of make-believe” is
truly special,
and you are both convinced and  convincing that you can indeed make what you believe in truly happen.


A somewhat monastic sign, Capricorns enjoy their peace and quiet. Solitude can be your sanctuary, but that doesn’t mean you’re not a people-person. Others find you quite dependable. It’s simply that when the going gets tough, you count on your own resourcefulness, determination, and charm! Yes, you do have a certain savvy that endears others to you while allowing yourself to get ahead and maintain respectability. Above all, you are an efficiency expert. You take “making good use of your time and energy” to an a new level.


Those born under the sign of Aquarius possess a mischievousness and spontaneity best spotted by that playful smile and twinkle in their eye. You have a look like you’re up to something, but with the best of intentions. Your credo is: “Plays well with others,” and indeed, you love to play! People, pets, or high-tech gadgets, you’re down with the latest and greatest technology has to offer. Combine your love of all things new with your love of people, and you’re set to make major breakthroughs the rest of us can only dream of, for you know how to turn the dreams of tomorrow into the reality of today!

7-July_cropped_dreamstime_10698596-1January Birthstone

Your birthstone, the garnet, derives its name from the Latin granatum, meaning “seedlike,” as smaller varieties of this precious gem bear similarities to the seeds found in the pomegranate. With its pink and red-hues, it is said to help balance life-force energies, instill passionate feelings, as well as bestow kind-heartedness, health, and charity. A healer of all aches and pains when worn around the neck, garnet carries protective properties, too. When given to others it grants safe passage until their return home.

January Flower

The Carnation, your birth flower, originates from ancient Egypt and stems from the Latin for “flesh,” due to its rosy color. Its namesake is also believed to hail from the Anglo-French “to crown,” as it was used to decorate ancient Greek and Roman crowns. The symbolism behind a carnation depends on the color selected. White carnations confer luck and purity, while pink carnations symbolize gratitude and appreciation. Red carnations convey more intense feelings of love and affection. Like the garnet, the Carnation is known for its healing powers and is used in aromatherapy to help relieve stress and anxiety, among its many uses. More ceremoniously, on May 10, 1908, Mother’s Day founder Anna Marie Jarvis made the Carnation the holiday’s official flower as mothers everywhere were celebrated.

Famous People Born in January

Share your January birthday with these famous people: Phil Collins, W.C. Fields, Janis Joplin, Alicia Keys, Martin Luther King, Jr., A.A. Milne, Suzanne Pleshette, Dolly Parton, Betsy Ross, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kate Middleton, Oprah Winfrey, Mozart, F.D. Roosevelt

Important January 2013 Dates

New Year’s Day 1/1
Solemnity of Mary 1/1
Epiphany 1/6
Inauguration Day 1/20
Martin Luther King Day 1/21
Tu B’Shevat  begins 1/25 at sunset — 1/26

Do you know someone having a birthday this month? You can choose a special greeting from a large offering of birthday ecards at…there’s so many types to choose from including interactive ecards, Create & Print, postcards, talking ecards and so many more!