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YOUR MARCH BIRTHDAY!


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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!

Pisces

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.

Aries

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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FEATURED BIRTHDAY eCARD!

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New From BlueMountain.com

This is just one of the many new birthday ecards featured at bluemountain.com, 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!

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YOUR FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY!

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!

Aquarius

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.

Pisces

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.

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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)

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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.

Capricorn

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.

Aquarius

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!

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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 bluemountain.com…there’s so many types to choose from including interactive ecards, Create & Print, postcards, talking ecards and so many more!

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Your December Birthday!

Happy December Birthday, You Unshakable Lovers of Life

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Ambitious, reliable, and with an unshakable love of freedom, the individuals born during the month of December have a wrought-iron will to turn their ideals into reality. You build a solid foundation for yourself and use that to create an empire for all of your enterprising pursuits.

Sagittarius

If born a fiery Sagittarius, you have an insatiable enthusiasm for life and spontaneity that is visible to everyone you meet. You see the world as your oyster; not only for you, but for everyone else as well. The pearls awaiting are big, bold, and brilliant—just the way you like them! Opportunity knocks at your door so often you might as well install a peephole and stand by to keep watch. Not only do you create your own good fortune, but you also possess an earnest faith in life that continually replenishes your spirit.

Capricorn

If you were born a Capricorn, you are renowned for your discipline, determination, and dedication in all you do. Said to be the sign of the professional, Capricorns are also focused on  reputation and public standing. Once you set about to tackle a project, you will have an unwavering sense of commitment and drive to get things done. Dependable to say the least, people look to you for your leadership qualities.

December Birthstone

imagesYour birthstone, turquoise, is an ancient gem whose name comes from French and means “Turkish stone,” as it was believed to be commonly traded in Turkish bazaars before making its way to Europe. Considered “the gemstone of the people,” this blue-and-green stone is said to have protective properties and can benefit one’s health, wealth, and prosperity. Ancient Egyptians used it to decorate graves, and Persians wore it on the wrists and around the neck to preserve their good health.  Nowadays, it is used in making fine, ornate jewelry.

December Flower

The Narcissus, December’s birth flower,
comes from the Latin form of the Greek Narkissos.  Hailing from Greek mythology, he was known as the figure so captivated by his own reflection, he eventually died and became the renowned flower.  Representing faithfulness and modesty, Narcissus is also said to be given to the person you value as “the Only One.”

Famous December Birthdays

Celebrate your birthday this month with these famous figures:

Steve Allen, Kirk Douglas, Ira Gershwin, Howard Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Bette Midler, Jim Morrison, Sir Isaac Newton, Steven Spielberg, Donna Summer

Important December 2012 Dates

Advent begins 12/2
Hanukkah  (begins and ends at sundown) 12/7—12/16
Christmas Eve 12/24
Christmas 12/25
Kwanzaa 12/26—1/1
Boxing Day 12/26
New Year’s Eve Day 12/31

Looking for ecards to celebrate birthdays and holidays? We have a large selection at bluemountain.com for many sending occasions.

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YOUR OCTOBER BIRTHDAY!

Happy October Birthday, Oh Iridescent, Remarkable You!

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Those born in October fall under two signs:

Libra, the Scales, September 23–October 23

Scorpio, the Scorpion, October 24–November 21

 

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Flowers of the Month…Calendula, Cosmos

Birthstones/Meanings…Opal, Tourmaline, Pink  Sapphire/Hope

To read more about those born in October, please see our October 2011 birthday blog

If you know someone having a birthday this month, ober Birthday blog from last year: http://www.bluemountain.com/blog/2011/10/your-october-birthday-%e2%80%93-oh-iridescent-remarkable-you/

Why not check out the large offering of birthday ecards at Blue Mountain…there’s so many types to choose from including interactive ecards, Create & Print, postcards, talking ecards and so many more!

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday Julie Andrews!

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!” For many of us, the character of Mary Poppins, so delightfully played by a young Julie Andrews, made us want to “find the fun” in anything we had to do. Julie Andrews’ work in film, stage, and television appeared to the rest of us, it seems, to be a consistent way for this incredible entertainer to share the fun with us. 

As an Academy Award winning actress, a singer and Broadway star, Julie Andrews has captured the hearts of audiences for nearly sixty years and she’s still going strong. Andrews debuted on Broadway in 1954 and in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins just ten years later. Her box office successes also included The Americanization of Emily, Torn Curtain and The Sound of Music, for which she is probably most well known. More recently, she starred in The Princess Diaries and has offered her voice talents to the Shrek movies and Despicable Me as well.

By 1966, Julie Andrews had starred in six hit films. She married film director, Blake Edwards in 1969 and celebrated 41 anniversaries with him until his death in 2010. Together they raised five children as
a blended family.

In a career that has spanned over six decades, Julie Andrews has motivated and inspired us to value our roles in life, to reinvent ourselves when times call for us to change, and to be willing to seek the best in what life has to offer.

In 2000, Queen Elizabeth II made Julie Andrews a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her service to the performing arts. Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, born in England on the first of October in 1935 with a crystal clear, incredibly beautiful voice, has helped us hear, “The Sound of Music” wherever we go.

Happy Birthday Julie Andrews and we thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us. We celebrate you with love on your birthday!

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In Celebration of Jim Henson! (9/24/12)

Since the day Jim Henson brought Kermit the Frog to life, we’ve all been getting a better understanding of what it means to be green. Kermit set his own rainbow in the sky
and we saw a new promise of joy in the world.

It’s an honor to celebrate the life of Jim Henson, whom we miss even to this day, for his extraordinary talents and fascinating character. If you’ve ever wondered whether
a person can truly be drawn to their life’s work at an early age, you only have to look at Jim as a teenager in high school to see how his passion for puppetry began. Of course, it was later—after his college years and his collaboration with Frank Oz and others—that he became known as the greatest tenant that ever moved to Sesame Street.

Because of him, some of us had relationships with Big Bird and Bert and Ernie well before we realized there was another world apart from our TV sets. We learned what it meant
to be a friend, what it meant to be different, and even what it meant to be an adult. We learned to appreciate and acknowledge each other in new ways.

Jim Henson was one of the first puppeteers to give precise mouth movements to his characters so that they could become more human. He wasted no time designing appealing and fun characters for every age group. Soon, Miss Piggy was born to be Kermit’s “girlfriend,” Fozzie Bear joined the team of friends and numerous other personalities emerged, all of whom helped to make the Muppets a household name.

Henson, who was born in 1936, built a legacy that few can rival and certainly we are all
the better for it. When he stepped out on the stage of the Ed Sullivan show in the 50’s a new kind of star was born and it shone brightly.

Today that star lives on in the work that Jim Henson’s children continue to build, bringing a new generation of viewers a reason to look at life with renewed joy each day. It may not be easy being “green,” but it’s easy for all of us to embrace the work of this innovative puppet creator.

On September 24th, we sing Happy Birthday to Jim Henson and are grateful for the role he played in giving all of us a beautiful rainbow connection.

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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 BlueMountain.com and see for yourself how much fun sending and sharing these special eCards can be.

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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!

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