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What Your Spring Birthday May Say About Your Health

March 18, 2018

Forget the moon and the stars — could the season you’re born in play a bigger role in your life and health? Though the science of birth seasons is still certainly an emerging field, some researchers believe, yes!

A 2015 study on birth month and disease risk published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that there may be some correlation between what season you’re born in and certain health risks and character traits you have. Though we suggest taking each finding below with a grain of salt (as the study was conducted using a relatively small sample size of only New York City newborns) it’s still fun to see how many of these are true for the spring babies in your life.

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Be more optimistic.

In a small study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers discovered that people born in the spring and fall may be more likely than those born in the winter or summer to grow up into more positive adults.

While we like to believe that it’s because they are born into the world right as it’s bursting with color and life, studies show that this may be because people born in the spring had higher levels of dopamine and serotonin (neurotransmitters that have been proven to reduce levels of depression and anxiety) in their brains. Continue Reading…

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7 Funny & Inspiring Birthday Quotes to Share with Someone Special

January 12, 2018
mother and daughter reading card message

Creating a whimsical and awe-inspiring birthday message, especially for someone special, can be challenging! When ‘happy birthday’ or ‘best wishes’ just isn’t going to cut it, fill a birthday card with words of wisdom from some of the greatest leaders, poets and movie stars of all time. With wit, humor and candidness, these celebrity birthday quotes are sure to generate laughs, and inspire the birthday boy or girl for the year to come!mother and daughter reading card messageContinue Reading…

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Birthday Card Message Ideas

January 4, 2018

Picking out a birthday card for someone is the easy part – the messages are already in there, so you just have to find one that you like. It’s when it comes time to write your own message inside that people often struggle!

Although birthdays come once each year, giving us many opportunities to write something special to our friends, family members and loved ones, we know that most people want their message for this year to be better than the last – that’s where it gets tricky. Lucky for you, today we’re here to help. Below are some of our favorite birthday messages that you can reference as you write your next card – enjoy!

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November Birthday Gift Ideas for Him and Her

November 1, 2017

The crunch of freshly fallen leaves under your boots. The scent of warm apple pie wafting from the kitchen. The crisp, invigorating air tingling at your fingertips. What could be better than a gorgeous autumn day? Celebrating November birthdays, of course!

Now that November is here, it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones who were born this month. And with nature showing off her true golden colors, you can find inspiration for fall birthday gifts everywhere you turn. When you’re looking for your autumn birthday gifts, think warm, rustic, simple, and colorful. To help you with your search, we’ve gathered a list of his-and-her November birthday gift ideas that your beloved will simply fall head over heels for!

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30 Fun Ways to Celebrate Your 30th Birthday

October 12, 2017
Buy yourself flowers on your birthday

You did it — you survived your 20s! Over the past decade, you’ve loved, you’ve lost, and you’ve probably burnt a dinner or two along the way. But most importantly, you learned a lot about yourself and how you want your life to be, which we think warrants a celebration! If the fact that you’re turning 30 has left you feeling a little overwhelmed, take the guesswork out of celebrating and embrace this momentous milestone with something from our list of 30 fun ways to celebrate the big 3-0. Continue Reading…

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Winning Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

September 8, 2016

We all get to celebrate a birthday every year, but let’s face it – some of those birthdays are a bigger deal than others! From reaching double digits to sweet 16’s, becoming legal, turning 21, and then of course celebrating decades from 30 years old and on, there are going to be years when our birthdays mean a little bit more to us.

Now let’s focus on friends and family for a moment – do you know someone who is reaching a milestone birthday soon? If you’re looking for the perfect gift idea (after all, these milestones aren’t just another birthday), we’ve got you covered.

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Birthday Party Traditions Around The World

August 12, 2016

Ask any kid what their favorite holiday is and we bet a large majority will respond with “my birthday!” After all, who wouldn’t? There’s cake, a party, presents, and it’s a day all about them!

Aside from what you normally associate birthdays with, though, does your family have other traditions that you follow when it comes time to celebrate another year of life? If you’re looking to start something new, take a look at how people celebrate in other countries – you may want to give one of these a try!

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Beachy August Birthday Gift Ideas Inspired by the August Birthstone

July 19, 2013

Those with August birthdays are true beach babies. After all, they were born during one of the hottest months of the year! Even their birthstone, the peridot—known as the sunniest gem on earth—reminds us of sea glass buried along the shoreline. So, if you’re on a treasure hunt for the perfect birthday gift for a loved one with an August birthday, give them a piece of the ocean with these beach-themed August birthday gift ideas, inspired by the luminous peridot!

About the August Birthstone: Peridot

TAugust Birthstone Bottle Necklacehe ancient Egyptians were on to something when they called the radiant green peridot the “gem of the sun.” Amazingly, this precious stone can be found not only in lava rocks, but also in meteorites, making it both a celestial and oceanic beauty. Throughout history, the mysterious jewel has been associated with supernatural characteristics, such as the ability to chase away bad dreams and evil spirits. As a result, peridot was used to accent church shrines and priests’ jewelry in medieval Europe. Those who claim this out-of-this-world birthstone as there own are said to be blessed with abundant riches, great fortune and a future as bright as the August sun!

Beach-Themed August Birthstone Gift Ideas

Nothing is more romantic than filling a bottle with a sentimental note and sending it out to sea. For a birthday that she won’t forget, take your special lady for a sunset stroll on the beach and surprise her with this August Birthstone Bottle Necklace. Once you place the beautiful vintage pendant around her neck and show her the sweet birthday note inside Margarita Bouquetthe bottle, tell her to write her own dreams down on a piece of paper and place it inside. When the message in a bottle is ready, throw it into the ocean. Soon all her birthday wishes will come true!

The best part of a relaxing birthday on the shore? Sinking into a big, comfy lounge chair with an ice-cold drink, of course! The Margarita Bouquet has all the ingredients the birthday girl needs for a day of fun in the sun. This floral cocktail comes with cheery carnations, spider mums, poms and hypericum in the bright green color of the peridot. And once the flowers are removed, your beach bunny can fill the reusable margarita glass with her favorite tropical drink.

Why take her to a stuffy indoor restaurant when you could enjoy a breezy birthday dinner on the beach? With the Ultimate Wine Picnic Backpack, which comes in a fun green peridot color, you can pack all the essentials you need to enjoy an elegant picnic in the Ultimate Wine Picnic Backpackfresh, salty air. That’s better than any swanky restaurant! It comes packed with enough partyware for four, including spoons, forks, knives, wine glasses, plates and cloth napkins. It even comes with a detachable bottle cooler bag for your wine, so you’re all set to make a seaside toast to the one you love most.

Every lovely lady wants to look great on the waterfront, so give her a birthday gift that’ll help her carry all her swimming accessories in style. The Tote-ally Beachy arrangement isn’t just your typical arrangement of gorgeous roses, delphinium, poms and bear grass. This arrangement comes in a chic and stylishly designed peridot-green tote. Made of sturdy canvas and accented with real seashells, this birthday gift will make Tote-ally Beachy Arrangement and Beach Toteyour sweetheart the belle of the beach!

When the sun goes down, end the beachy birthday with a bonfire, some candlelight and lots of stargazing. For a gift that will light up the shore, go with the Coastal Garden arrangement and candle holder. This fresh and summery mix of hydrangeas, Gerbera daisies, roses and carnations comes in a shimmering mosaic candle holder that’s speckled with dazzling green glass and sparkles like the peridot. Use the flowers as a centerpiece, or fill the candle holder with a tea light to add a warm summer glow to your laid-back celebration at sea.

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Thoughtful July Birthday Gift Ideas for the One You Love

July 10, 2013
July Birthstone Bottle Necklace

July Birthstone Bottle NecklaceJust like the sunny summer month they were born in, our loved ones with July birthdays are warm, bright and always cheerful. So when their big day comes along, giving them a thoughtful present is the perfect way to show them just how much happiness they bring to our lives. Gifts that are inspired by their birthstone and birth flower make for a truly original and deeply personal gesture. To help you in your search for the perfect way to say “Happy Birthday,” here’s everything you need to know about July birthdays, plus a few unique July birthday gift ideas for that special someone!

July Birthstone: Ruby

Junior's Happy Birthday Red Velvet CheesecakeEach month has its own precious gemstone that is said to bring good fortune and prosperity to those who are born during that time of year. The official birthstone for July is the ruby. It’s no wonder that the ruby is known as “the king of precious stones.” Its deep, royal red hue is believed to have the power to stimulate the senses and bring wealth, success, love and good health to anyone who wears it. Rubies, which were named after the Latin word for “red,” have been admired in China and India for centuries. There, they were used to embellish the armor of soldiers, and they were also buried beneath buildings in order to bring good luck and long life to their foundations. The ruby brings fiery passion for love and life to anyone who possesses it as a birthstone.

July Birthstone Gift Ideas

Hummingbird FeederShow just how deep your love is with a birthday gift that shines with the color of this month’s birthstone. This beautiful vintage-style July Birthstone Bottle Necklace doesn’t just let the birthday girl wear the stunning gem around her neck all year long; it also comes in a whimsical corked bottle filled with a message that explains the meaning of the ruby birthstone. For those with a sweet tooth, give them a sugary birthday wish with Junior’s Happy Birthday Red Velvet Cheesecake. Known as one of the best cheesecakes in the country, it’s decked out in festive layers of luscious ruby red cake Love Potion Arrangementand a rich, creamy filling.

If your special someone has a green thumb and loves the outdoors, then this Hummingbird Feeder made of hand-blown glass will bring a whole new dimension to their garden with its bright splashes of ruby-like colors. Or, if you’re looking for a birthday gift that’s as fiery and passionate as the July birthstone, the Love Potion flower arrangement is just what you need. Raise a toast the birthday girl with an oversized martini glass filled with intoxicating red roses and more. Cheers!

July Birth Flower: Larkspur

Lavender Hydrangea WreathJust like each month is associated with a good luck birthstone, there is also an official birth flower for each month of the year. The blossom associated with July birthdays is the beautiful larkspur. Larkspur is the symbol of spirit, grace and lightheartedness. This flower is often confused with its close relative delphinium, but what differentiates larkspur is its delicate foliage.

Larkspur can come in a variety of bright and cheery colors, including purple, blue, red, yellow and white. It got its name from the shape of its flower: Its petals grow together and form the shape of a spur at the end. Shakespeare referred to the larkspur as “lark’s heel” in his works, and it’s also often called by its alternate names, “lark’s claw” and “knight’s spur.”

As long as it’s properly taken care of, cut larkspur can last about five to seven days. To keep them fresh, place the flowers in a vase filled with lukewarm water and flower food. Make sure you re-cut the stems and continue refilling the vase with fresh warm water and flower food every other day. Air-dried larkspur also makes a beautiful addition to wreaths, door swags or potpourri.

July Flower of the Month BraceletJuly Birth Flower Gift Ideas

A gift decorated with the beautiful larkspur blooms is sure to make your loved one’s July birthday sweet and fragrant. Give her a birth flower that she can keep forever: Beautifully engraved with the larkspur, this stylish July Flower of the Month Bracelet is the perfect present for flower and jewelry lovers alike. Or, give her an enchanting arrangement of fresh flowers to hang on her front door. This elegant Lavender Hydrangea Wreath is designed with the delicate and colorful blossoms of not only larkspur, but also caspia, strawflower, fern and more. A beautiful birth flower for a beautiful July birthday girl!