Archive for September, 2007

Personalized Gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

On two special days every year, we celebrate two of the most important people in each of our lives. Those two people are our mothers and fathers, and those two days, of course, are and . Both moms and dads put a lot of effort and hard work into raising and caring for their children. They work as parents each and every day and they both deserve to have a special day to be honored on each year. These two holidays are especially meaningful for first time moms and dads. For many parents, a child is the greatest and most fulfilling accomplishment in their life.

In the U.S., we celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May every year. Mother’s Day was first declared a national holiday in 1914. Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June. Although efforts were made for years to make it a national holiday, Father’s Day wasn’t officially recognized until 1972.

Do something special to show your appreciation for everything that your mom and dad do for you. There are numerous possibilities of things you can imagedo to make these days memorable and pleasant. Give your parents a break and let them relax and enjoy their day. Make Mom breakfast in bed, give her some beautiful flowers, or buy her a thoughtful, . Take Dad out for a nice dinner and forget that boring, old tie and buy him a . A great gift for a child to give to his or her parent is a “” or “” picture frame. This personal gift can be completed with a precious photo of a parent and child together. A personalized gift will be sure to make a mom or dad smile and help them to remember these special days forever.

Don’t forget about , , , , and siblings who are also parents. Each of these important people has earned and deserves some extra attention for all of their hard work, too.

Remember that you can do something nice for your mom and dad on any day of the year, not just on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. They are sure to appreciate any extra help and love that you give to them. Even a small gesture can make a big difference.

A Personalized Happy Birthday

Friday, September 7th, 2007

One special day every year, each one of us gets to celebrate the anniversary of the day we were born. It is a day of fun and celebration. Birthdays are a perfect time for friends and family to all get together to honor the birthday boy or girl.

Children probably celebrate their birthdays more often than adults do since children are usually excited to become a year older. Adults, however, do not always look forward to getting older.

One of the most common ways to celebrate a birthday is with a party. A close friend or family member may even plan a surprise party or gathering. Having a party is a great imageway to celebrate at any age. Choose a theme to add a little excitement to your party. Decorate the house with decorations to match the theme and also have your guests dress up.

A party is just one of the endless possibilities of things you can do for your birthday. Another possibility is going out somewhere to celebrate. This could be going out to dinner, bowling, to an amusement park, to a show, on a short trip, or anywhere else you can think of. Your birthday is a day that you should be able to celebrate any way you want.

Many birthday parties and birthday celebrations involve customary traditions and decorations. These typically include cakes, balloons, presents, and streamers. A birthday cake itself has many traditions associated with it. In a darkened room, the beautifully decorated birthday cake is brought out glowing with candles. The number of candles equals the age of the birthday girl or boy. Guests usually sing “Happy Birthday” while the candles are lit, and wait for the person whose birthday it is to make a wish and blow them out. A common superstition is to keep the wish a secret and not tell anyone else. If you can blow out all the candles in one try, then your wish will come true.

It seems that the buying and receiving of birthday gifts decreases with age, but it is always a nice gesture to do something or buy something thoughtful for someone on their birthday. A is a unique gift that can be treasured forever. A is an ideal birthday gift since a person’s zodiac sign is based on their birth date.

There are some birthdays that are considered special or more important than others. Special birthdays are usually ones where a person gains a new responsibility or privilege. Some of these important birthdays are the years when someone reaches the age of 13 (officially a teenager), 16 (can obtain a driver’s license), 18 (legal adult age), or 21 (legal drinking age). These ages have a special significance in the U.S. In some cultures, and also in other parts of the world, special birthdays may vary slightly by the age or by the importance.

A golden birthday is also one that is considered special since it only happens once in a person’s lifetime. This particular birthday occurs when a person turns the age of the day they were born. For example, if someone was born on September 27, the year that they turned 27 would be their golden birthday.

A birthday only comes once a year so make sure to celebrate it the way that you want so you can make it a memorable and enjoyable occasion.