Birthdays: A Day in the Life Sunday

Happy Birthday fellow Leos!

This is the time of the year when the lions celebrate their birthdays. Birthday celebrations vary from the quiet and serene to the all-out bash. New to me is the idea of a birthday week where the birthday girl is treated to a week of celebration. I like!

I also like this fun facts about your birthday link from Lifehacker. My fortune cookie reads: You will be invited to an exciting event. Ok, let the invitations roll!

My birthday celebrations are focused on the one day and usually center on breakfast, relaxation, something sweet to eat (I am hoping for a DQ cake this year) and cards.

Did you know that the custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.

Today, there are over 2600 birthday cards available from Hallmark and with the new Go Card app, you can select, personalize and send a paper greeting cards from an iPhone anytime, from anywhere.

I am partial to paper cards. There's something about opening a hand addressed envelope, opening a card and seeing the birthday greeting chosen especially for me inside. I like thank you notes after interviews too.

Low key is OK on my birthday but this will not do for the kid and we go all out (read; overboard) in our plans. Our party themes have been princesses, snowflakes, polka dots, puppies, a mystery, the theater, Harry Potter, swimming sleep over and my all time favorite - a morning party with pajamas, pillows, breakfast and an ahhsome Finnish storyteller.

So while the kid is making me scones in our new mini scone pan and the husband is pouring the Bailey's in my coffee this Sunday birthday morning, do tell, how do you celebrate your birthday? What's the best tween theme you've seen?

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