Birthdays only come once a year. Some people embrace it while others try to avoid it as it just another sign of getting older. The older you get, the less important birthdays become as it is a permanent reminder that you are one year older. The true value of birthday wishes can help a person overcome those feelings of depression and defeat as they get another year older.
When you think about the many different types of birthday cards on store shelves, they all seem pretty similar. Romantic card all seem to convey the same message. General birthday greetings cards all tend to carry a similar theme. Birthday cards for children all pretty much include sayings similar to “cool dude” or “little princess.” With this being the case, how can we truly evaluate the value of a birthday wish?
While we look for a specific style or theme for a birthday card, the wording is the most important aspect of a birthday card. The words are what bring a smile to the recipient’s face. Pictures or gimmicky themes don’t appeal to most people. While an elegant romantically themed cover of a card heightens anticipation of what words lie inside, the words are what bring out the emotions of how the birthday card affected that person. Trying to find the right words is the challenging part. Depending on your relationship to the recipient, your words are going to be different. Make sure that the wording inside the card reflects that relationship and how you truly feel.
Since birthday cards are generally the “at least” gift one receives on their birthday, taking the time to choose your birthday wish to the recipient will show them the true value of a birthday wish. You have put time into looking through hundreds of cards to ensure that the words that are written convey exactly what that person really means to you. With women, sentimental birthday wishes tend to tug at the heartstrings more so than something generic or funny. Older women appreciate sentimental birthday wishes more so than younger women. Depending on her age, birthday wishes that reflect her personality or interests will strike a positive response more so than something sentimental. With men, generic cards are typically good enough as they don’t care about birthdays or receiving presents or cards. Men are a lot less sensitive than women for the most part; giving a man a mushy, sentimental card will probably make him gag, then throw the card away.
The true value of a birthday wish can only be measured by the reaction you receive from the recipient. Each birthday wish will affect people differently and while one wish could trigger the waterworks in one person may make another person just toss it aside or throw it away. Another example: what makes your eyes tear up reading it may not make the recipient’s eyes tear up. Everyone values birthday wishes in different ways. Certain birthday wishes will be more appreciated than others. Therefore, a birthday wish is merely a stepping stone to a verbal expression of your feelings, especially for the love of your life.
When searching for a birthday wish, make sure that you take your time. Read several cards, get an idea of what you would like the wish to say to the recipient, and if need be, take those ideas from cards that you have read and design your own birthday wish. Most people tend to appreciate hand-made gifts and cards more so than something you buy in a store. This shows you care enough about the person to put the time and effort into extending the appropriate birthday wish. By doing this, you will also show the true value of a birthday wish to the recipient making them appreciate you and the wish more.
Can you blow all those candles out or should we call the fire department? Happy Birthday.
Best wishes for the happiest day filled with love and laughter. Happy Birthday.
Wishing to the favorite person of mine in all over the world all the favorite things on his special day! Happy Birthday Buddy!
A friend is a person who fills our lives with beauty and grace and makes the world we live in a better and happier place. Thanks for making my world a safer place to live in. Happy Birthday!
I am baking a birthday cake for you. Love, hope, smile, and wishes mix with the chocolate of happiness become a perfect recipe. Happy Birthday my Friend.
You are the star of the day. Enjoy the Day with Fun and Dance. Happy Birthday to You
Friends… The only thing you could never have too many of! Thank you for being my friend. May all your birthday wishes come true!
Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.