When I was growing up, I had a friend in the neighborhood whose birthday was on December 27th—just two days after Christmas. I often told him how unlucky he was, to have a birthday so soon after Christmas: there’s no way he would get enough presents! Me? I was lucky, I thought, because my birthday is in the summer, and so my gift-receiving days were spread pretty evenly apart through the year.
Of course, now that I’m older, I realize it’s not just about maximizing gift-receiving potential, and I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to celebrate a birthday in a snowstorm, rather than at the beach. The important thing, either way, I’ve learned, is to surround yourself with people you love, and who love you. That is what makes a birthday special, and not gifts.
But gifts are nothing to sneeze at, either. At gotfreecards.com we have free e-cards that you can send to your friends and loved ones on their birthdays. You can show them how much you care with our animated e-cards, and save money by not splurging on expensive gifts, too.
Even though I still wonder what a winter birthday would be like, I’m perfectly happy to be able to blow out my birthday candles, and then jump in the pool.