Happy October Birthday, Oh Iridescent, Remarkable You!


Those born in October fall under two signs:

Libra, the Scales, September 23–October 23

Scorpio, the Scorpion, October 24–November 21



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:

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!






In Honor of Birthdays–Especially Yours!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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!



Making Memorable Birthday Celebrations for Kids!

Put on those colorful party hats, light those candle sparklers, and make a wish!  It’s time for birthday magic! Planning an unforgettable birthday party can be as much fun as the party itself.  Kid’s birthdays are a special treat, and the exciting possibilities are endless.  Make for memorable birthday celebrations with these fun tips and creative theme suggestions, and you’ll be on your way to birthday party heaven!

Birthday party themes we love for boys:

  • Cowboys and the Old West
  • Sports-mania
  • Astronaut Adventure
  • Superhero Madness
  • Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Predators

Birthday party themes we love for girls:

  • Princess Paradise
  • Ballerina Ball
  • Sport Spectacular
  • Circus Dream
  • Girls Rock

Fun Birthday Games!

Game ideas should match the theme. Consider updating an old favorite of yours from when you were little – think, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, but with a cowboy theme.  Schedule brainstorming sessions among the organizers to have a host of games ready for all the party-goers – and don’t forget special prizes for all the winners.

Tasty Treats!

The question is what to serve in addition to the birthday cake and ice cream?   The theme will give your “party chefs” a range of options, but don’t stop there!  Up the fun-factor and give the menu items special names. Try “Outlaw burgers and fast-trigger fries” for cowboy theme.  Go one step further and create a graphic-designed menu to send along with the birthday party invitations.

Birthday Greetings

A fun alternative to traditional birthday cards are fun birthday eCards. Choose from funny talking birthday eCards, interactive birthday ecards, and even a fun interactive game! You can find all of these options and more at



eCard of the Week: Birthday Presents Interactive Game










Our eCard of the week pick this week is “Birthday Presents Interactive Game,” and this Birthday eCard is sure to be fun for everyone! The talented artists at have been hard at work creating Interactive Game eCards – a fun new way to celebrate a birthday, or just make a friend smile by saying hi. What better way to celebrate any occasion than by sending a fun game for friends and family to enjoy over and over again. From match games, to tic-tac-toe, and even a festive cootie catcher – these cards bring a little something extra to every wish.

“Birthday Presents Interactive Game” features a fun elephant who is ready to wish the happiest of birthdays – if you can catch up with him! Other fun games in this new collection include “Sweet Surprise Interactive Game,” “Pick a Wish Interactive Game,” and “Be Happy Interactive Game” just to name a few of our favorites.

Send and share one today to see what all the fun is about, and don’t forget everything else has to offer to help keep you connected to everyone that matters most in your life!




Happy Birthday Bob Dylan!

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, to Abram Zimmerman and Beatrice Stone, he moved to his mother’s hometown of Hibbing, Minnesota, at age six when his father was afflicted with polio. He began writing poetry not long after at age ten, followed by playing the guitar at fourteen, self-taught.

In 1959, Robert was awarded a scholarship to the Universityof Minnesotaand came across the autobiography of Woody Guthrie entitled, Bound for Glory, a work that would change his life.  He subsequently learned many of Guthrie’s songs, performing them locally under a name he legally changed to in 1962, Bob Dylan, after poet Dylan Thomas.

First performing in coffeehouses and local venues, his music career had a respectable start in 1962 with the release of his debut album, Bob Dylan.  However, it wasn’t until the release of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan in 1963 that he gained notoriety with such songs as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.”  Infusing folk with rock and rock, as well as bluegrass and rhythm and blues, Dylan’s music was known not only for its mix of genres, but for his trademark lyrics which had a poetic sensibility not heard before, as well as a countercultural appeal.  This groundbreaking writing style endeared him to the 1960s anti-war movement and Civil Rights movement, and Dylan was considered a spokesman for his generation, a title which he shrugged off.

Dylan’s writing style, unique and original, has won critical acclaim and comparisons to such classic poets as Walt Whitman and T.S. Elliot. He influenced his contemporaries, including poet Allen Ginsberg, as well.  Other writers were equally inspired, some dedicating their work to Dylan, such as Joyce Carol Oates with her short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

Throughout his illustrious career, Dylan oscillated between the counterculture movement he’d helped create and nurture, and brief interludes either away from the spotlight, or from the zeitgeist for which he is known.  The first involved a motorcycle accident in 1966, although he continued to write and record.  Another happened in 1979, when Dylan converted to Christianity, during which time he refused to play music he’d written prior to his conversion.  He returned to his rebellious roots not long after, and fans rejoiced.

Do you know someone, family or friend, who shares Bob Dylan’s birthday?  Are they a fan and would get a kick out of a Talking Birthday eCard personalized with some of their favorite Dylan lyrics?  Any of our Birthday eCards are sure to put a smile on that special someone’s face.



eCard of the Week – Good Times Roll










Our pick for eCard of the week this week is “Good Times Roll.” This cute birthday eCard is part of our new Pets Collection at We know how much our community loves four-legged friends and now there is an entire collection of eCards devoted to the subject. From Birthday Pet eCards and Everyday Pet eCards, to Sympathy Pet eCards and even Talking Pet eCards – we have them all in one place. So whether you’re a dog person or a cat person – everyone can agree that these cards satisfy the animal lover in all of us! Send & Share today and make sure you let us know what you think on our facebook page!



Choosing the perfect birthday ecard!










Making birthdays magical is what eCards are all about!  Whether cute, funny or heartfelt, selecting that special saying and memorable image can help make those birthday wishes come true.

With dozens of fun and inspiring designs to choose from, is sure to have what you’re looking for.  Happy Birthday songs, Interactive eCards, and Talking eCards with room for personalized messages are just a few of the possibilities.  While browsing our vast, colorful, and imaginative assortment, just click on any birthday eCard for a preview to see which one is right for you.

Need help narrowing it down from all the awesome choices? makes it easy!  Just click on the column of categories on the left to sift through the selection of eCards for great birthday ideas.  Whether looking for a kid’s favorite, celebrating a co-worker’s special day, or making up for lost time with a Belated Birthday eCard, has you covered.  Browse a few at a time or view an entire category at once—the choice is yours.

Once you’ve selected, sending your eCard is a snap! members can either email it as a birthday surprise or post it to their recipient’s Facebook page.  Not a BlueMountain member?  Not a problem – signing up is easy!

So, the next time you’re looking for inspiration on how to truly put the “Happy” in someone’s “Birthday,” head on over to  Make a wish, blow out those candles, and help celebrate someone’s special day—eCard style!



eCard of the week – Cheers Quartet Singing Telegram








Our eCard pick this week is the Cheers Quartet Singing Telegram. We just love this barber shop-inspired birthday eCard because of how simple and fun it is. The Singing Telegram Collection is full of cards with musical performances that are sure to bring a smile to the face of everyone you send them to. This card was designed by artist Drew King, who brings the special barbershop quartet to life with perfection. We think this card would be perfect for a father, brother or uncle with an upcoming birthday. Have you sent this card yet? Let us know who you sent it to and their reaction. We love hearing from our members!



Celebrating Your April Birthday!









Like the diamond that signifies balance and clarity and abundance, you’re the jewel in the crown of life.  Your beautiful birthstone radiates the courage and spark by which you take on the world, and like a diamond, you’re multi-faceted.  You have a fiery passion for the things you believe in and a “can-do” attitude that is second to none.  You know who you are and where you stand and that always makes you a force to be reckoned with.

Though some may see you as slightly impulsive, they admire you for the dynamic ways you share the strength of your convictions.  They know they can trust you to come to the table with ideas to share, and strategies to make things better, even if you’re simply planning a dinner party or an extended vacation.

You have a pioneering spirit, are fiercely independent and strong on one hand, believing that the shortest distance between two points is indeed a straight line, but you’re also trusting, even child-like at heart, believing in the best the world has to offer.

So celebrate being wonderful you and keep shining.  No matter what life brings your way, you’re going to make it into an adventure.  Have a fabulous birthday!

If you have some April birthdays marked on your calendar, remember them with a birthday eCard today! Easy to send and share on facebook is the best place to turn for the perfect birthday eCard!