Category: Christian Birthday Cards

A Christian Birthday Card Folder and Other Ways to Make Childhood Birthdays Memorable

Birthdays Are a Blessing of Time
Birthdays Are a Blessing of Time

Childhood birthdays are fun for everyone. Children anticipate the day that they are the center of attention all year long. You want to make that day the very best it can be…and the most memorable. Kids may remember the year they got a bike but, for the most part, the gifts are lost in the mists of memory. It’s the traditions and special trappings of birthdays which live long in a child’s bank of memories.

To help you make your child’s birthday truly memorable, we’ve put together a list of fun ideas we’ve come across. Find at least one that you can try this year.

1. The Sneak Approach
While your little one is sleeping, creep into their room and fill it with balloons. A bumper crop of balloons when they awaken just screams HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hanging colorful streamers in the doorway is also lots of fun.

2. Make it Last All Day
Don’t wait until dinner time to have a family party – start at breakfast. You could bring your child breakfast in bed for their birthday or take them out for a special morning meal. Make sure the family table is decorated first thing in the morning, complete with balloons, streamers, confetti, party hats and noisemakers. Birthdays are an all-day affair. Set out baby photos as part of your celebration.

3. Make Your Own Birthday Parade
If you write “honk, it’s my child’s ___th birthday” on your car windows you can get perfect strangers to join in your all-day birthday celebration. This is like having your very own birthday parade wherever you go that day.

4. Answering the Phone at Birthday Party Central
All day long answer phone calls with something like “This is _____’s birthday, his mother speaking”. Your child will get the message that they are a person of special honor.

5. Make a Book of Coupons
Give the gift that keeps on giving – gift your child a homemade coupon book. Your coupon book could include things like:

  • Eat dessert first
  • No veggie night
  • Stay up 15 extra minutes
  • Choose the dinner menu
  • Chocolate milk at every meal for the day
  • Choose the family activity
  1. Send a Christian birthday card – load the mailbox
    Kids love to get mail. Make sure you send your child a birthday card. You might hold onto cards that arrive early and then load the mailbox on that special day. It’s okay to decorate the mailbox too.

6. A Christian Birthday Card Folder
When your child receives a Christian birthday card what do you do with it? Let those cards stay out where your child can see them for a week after their birthday, then put them in a special folder to be brought out year after year. The birthday card folder can join baby pictures on the birthday meal table. Seeing them year after year will impress them in your child’s memory. They will always recall that they had birthday greetings from loved ones far and near.

If it’s your child’s birthday, or the birthday of another child in your life, make sure you send a card worth saving. Send a Christian birthday card that references faith in God as the giver of all good things – including your special young person. Check out our selection of birthday cards at The Printery House.

Creating a Simple Birthday Celebration: Start With a Christian Birthday Card

Birthday Cards 6Not so many years ago, receiving a birthday card in the mail from distant relatives was still a big deal to kids. With Skype, email and texting it’s easier than ever for family members to stay connected and that is a good thing. One casualty of instant connectivity, however, has been the pleasure of giving and receiving cards in the mail.

It isn’t only the joy of handwritten mail that is slipping away. Big dollar birthday parties have become the norm and they are changing many things from self-perception to expectations. Children’s birthday parties are now given with the same kind of attention once reserved for once-in-a-lifetime occasions such as bridal showers or first baby showers. Maybe your child has been to one or maybe you’ve hosted them yourself, but maybe you are thinking it’s time to take control of the party madness and put the focus back on a simple celebration.

If you’re tired of competing with every other parents to host the biggest birthday party, here are some ways to create a special yet simple birthday.

1. Make a Memory Day
Rather than exhausting yourself and your pocketbook with demanding party decorations and activities, put that money toward creating a birthday memory. Trim the guest list back to just a few friends and take everyone to the zoo, water park or amusement park. Girls might enjoy getting mani-pedis and boys might enjoy a pro baseball game or paintball session. Take plenty of pictures for your child and their guests.

2. Hotel Sleepover
Having friends spend the night for a pajama party was once pretty standard stuff. It still can be. Move the venue from your basement to the local hotel and invite just a couple of friends. Use the pool, watch movies on the room TV and eat breakfast out.

3. Make Your Own Party
Some restaurants will allow the kids to “make their own” if you call ahead. Kids might make their own pizza or their own submarine sandwiches. Then go home and let them make their own ice cream sundaes.

4. Ask for a Christian Birthday Card With a Donation
Rather than have guests bring birthday gifts, ask them to choose a Christian birthday card and place the money they would have spent inside the card for a favorite charity. You could include information on the charity inside your birthday invitations. Have a great party and let kids learn the joy of giving to others at the same time.

You want to make birthdays special for your children, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow the crowd and host birthday extravaganzas. Keep the focus on your child and the joy of making and sharing memories. If you are looking for a place to find a Christian birthday card check out the selection at The Printery House. We offer a large variety of birthday cards to help those you love celebrate their special day.

These Four Scriptures Send a Meaningful Message With Your Christian Birthday Card

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Birthday Beauty Collection

Want to send a Christian birthday card, or just share your faith with a scripture verse inside? If you’re looking to send a more meaningful birthday message, a touch of scripture may be just the thing to get the recipient thinking about not only their special day, but the truth that they are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Several choices are available today for Christian birthday cards, ranging from bright and punchy colors to watercolor images. Others are more traditional, showing Catholic or Christian faith icons. You’ll also find a larger selection than ever of creative photos with Christian-based messages, perfect for buying a stack to have on-hand all through the year.

If you’ve already got a few cards or want to choose one with a more mainstream message, it only takes a minute to share a verse that communicates the value of the receiver in your life. Here are some scripture verses that are perfect for sharing inside a birthday card:

1. Choose a scripture to remind the birthday guy/girl that aside from gifts and parties, just being in a relationship with God is a pretty wonderful way to celebrate another year. King David says in Psalms: “The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s
perfections and meditating in His Temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

2. Choose a card or write a note to help the receiver remember who holds life in His very hands, such as: “All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16b)

3. Remind a loved one or friend that today, their birthday, is a great day to start anew. “But exhort and encourage one another daily, while it is called Today” (Hebrews 3:13).

4. Send a scripture that looks ahead to a bright new future. Proverbs 16:3 reminds us “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” You could pair a card like this with an item like a decorative Christian wall plaque to send a truly meaningful gift.

Sending a Christian birthday card is easy when you shop our online store at The Printery House. For the past 60 years, our monks and artists at The Printery House have been designing, painting and lettering designs for cards printed on-site at our
print shop, an apostolic work of Conception Abbey in northwest Missouri.

A Christian Birthday Card, Special Traditions and a Day of Magical Moments for Your Child’s Birthday

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May His Light Shine

No matter how many children you have, you want each one to feel uniquely loved and appreciated. Parents look for ways to communicate this kind of individual affection 365 days a year, but birthdays are custom-made for making a child feel special.

While there are plenty of over-the-top suggestions for making your child’s birthday a one-of-a-kind event, the truth is that making someone feel celebrated doesn’t have to cost much at all. Here are just a few ideas for making your child’s next birthday a day of special honor and recognition.

1. Your child was born, however many years ago, at a precise time. Make note of the hour each year on their special day. Words like “10a.m. on this day so many years ago we welcomed Bobby into our family!” or something similar will make your child feel valuable.

2. Start the day with the Happy Birthday song.

3. Have something special on their breakfast plate. You could serve their milk or juice in a fancy glass. You could prepare their favorite breakfast food. Wrap a tiny box and inside place a strip of paper granting your special privileges for the day such as not making their bed or choosing the evening’s entertainment.

4. Decorations make the day stand apart. Confetti on the table, a handmade birthday banner over the door, crepe paper and balloons adorning the official Birthday Chair are all inexpensive ways to create an atmosphere of celebration.

5. Walk down memory lane with baby books and scrapbooks.

6. If their birthday falls on a school day, send along some treats in honor of the day. You can also place a special birthday note in their lunch box.

7. Allow the birthday child to choose what is for dinner. This could be a favorite dinner at home or dinner at their favorite pizza or burger joint.

8. Let them pick out their own birthday dessert too. Maybe they want a traditional white cake with frosting, but maybe they’d like ice cream sundaes or birthday brownies.

9. Make a time capsule on each birthday. This is as easy as taking a picture of your child and placing it in a manila envelope along with their birthday cards and a piece of news from that day.

You want your child to feel precious to you. But birthdays are also a great time to remind your child that they are also precious to Christ. Giving them a Christian birthday card is just one way to communicate that truth. When they open their time capsules in years to come, they will have years of Jesus’ love and your love to witness.

If you are looking for a Christian birthday card go ahead and check out the line of cards offered at The Printery House. Whether your child is six or 16, you’ll be sure to find one that suits the occasion. It can be just one small part of a day full of magical moments.