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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.

Remember the Day They Were Born with Religious Birthday Cards and Special Traditions

Birthday Cards 2
Bless You on Your Birthday

One of the best days of the year for parents and kids is a child’s birthday. This is the day that mom and dad get to go all out letting their rejoicing show. It is also one of those celebrations tailor-made for memories. And one of the best ways to create memories is to create traditions. Kids tend to remember things that are repeated year after year.

Birthday traditions don’t have to cost a lot to mean a lot. There are all kinds of great ways to create a family identity that has to do with birthday celebrations. Here are just a few.

  1. If you are a Christian family, start by choosing religious birthday cards. This is one subtle way to reinforce the identity your family shares as believers. Save all those religious birthday cards in a special box for your child to peruse each year.
  2. Balloons figure largely into most birthday celebrations so put them to work. Why not write adjectives that describe the birthday boy/girl on every balloon?
  3. If you are hosting a birthday party, put out a snapshot of the birthday child set in an extra-wide matting. Ask guests to write a brief note in the matting. Save them year by year and they become a miniature scrapbook of birthdays.
  4. If the birthday celebration is more of a family affair, you can make it a tradition to go around the table and pay the birthday person a compliment. Every person at the table completes the sentence: “What I like about _______ is the way he/she…….”
  5. Have a special book or movie that is enjoyed together as a family only on birthdays. Of course the person wearing the crown gets the best seat and first dibs on the snacks during book reading or movie viewing. The best book for birthdays of course, is the child’s baby book!
  6. You can start the special day in many different great ways. It could just be breakfast in bed. It could be a lighted candle in a doughnut or a stack of pancakes. Buttermilk biscuits can be iced with colored icing and dusted with colored sprinkles. Orange juice milkshakes (think creamy Orange Julius here) are another way to make the morning special.
  7. Some families allow the birthday person to pick the menu all day or at least for dinner. Maybe you allow your child to choose his/her birthday cake.
  8. Make a super big deal out of those once in a lifetime birthdays – when the person turns 10 on the 10th or 7 on the 7th. For this birthday they may get additional privileges that come only once in a lifetime – spend the night in a hotel for example. Or take a group of friends to a theme park.
  9. Another way to make birthdays unique is to hide all, or at least one, of the gifts. It can be fun to tell the person if they are getting warmer or colder as they hunt around the house for the missing present. As kids get older, this could become more of a scavenger hunt with written clues to be deciphered.
  10. One final idea is to choose a bible verse for the child to be remembered all year long. Write the verse inside the birthday card and then refer to it all through the year.

Making birthday traditions doesn’t have to be hard; it can be lots of fun. And they make it easier for children to form lasting memories of these precious family times. Finding religious birthday cards doesn’t have to be hard either. Check out the many options available through The Printery House.